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Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre

What is the Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre?

The word ‘professional’ is key in the naming of this qualification as it was developed specifically to recognise the high level of skill and talent that emerges from some of the most prestigious of England’s professional performing arts training institutions. The uniqueness of the qualification stems from the way they were developed following advice from members of the theatrical profession and the participating professional training schools. It is a vocational qualification

What will I study?

The course aims to develop the artistic, creative, technical and professional skills that a performing artist needs in order to fully prepare for a varied and high level career in Musical Theatre. Your course will include singing and acting, dance and supporting professional studies that aim to enable you to sustain a long-term career in the Musical Theatre. You will have opportunities to perform and most colleges bring in a range of guest artists working in the profession for you to work with. Each validated course is different and will provide the Diploma within its own curriculum.

Where can I study for this Qualification?



What do I need to do to get the qualification?

You need to have successfully auditioned at a school which provides a course that has been validated to provide the Diploma by Trinity College London. The school will then register students who are appropriate for the Diploma. Your responsibility is to work hard to attain a high level of competence on the course you attend.

Does the qualification have any standing?

The Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre is recognised by the Ofqual. It is placed at level six on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. This means that it is at least comparable in terms of vocational competence to the standards required for honours degrees and graduate diplomas. 

Conversion of the Professional Peformance Diplomas to BA (Hons) Professional Practice.

The Diploma as a level 6 qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework is an APL route onto some MA programmes, including the MA Professional Practice at Middlesex University.  However, students may first wish to acquire a more academically oriented qualification at the same level.

Therefore, students who have successfully completed their Diploma, can apply to Middlesex University to take the BA conversion course. The BA(Hons) Professional Practice (BAPP) has been created especially for students who have graduated from Trinity validated Provider. The course gives participants the opportunity to convert their diploma to a BA(Hons) while carrying on their professional activities. Taken over one year, participants will be required to compile a professional portfolio and undertake a practice based project.

For more information on the BA(Hons) Professional Practice, please click here

Graduates can also apply to GSA and Arts Educational Schools London who have specially designed BA(Hons) programmes.






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