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KSAPA One Year Musical Theatre Diploma Courses

KSAPA understands that a three-year course may not be necessary for all students and we firmly believe that the demanding yet fulfilling nature of our One Year Musical Theatre Courses, our highly skilled faculty of tutors, and the level of commitment and professionalism we instil in all our students gives them the best possible opportunity to enter the industry after one year. 


Our motto is “Strive to Succeed", and that is present in everything we do. The KSAPA One Year Musical Theatre Courses offer a fast-track into the industry for those students who are prepared to work hard, at the highest level, in order to achieve success.



Key Facts At A Glance


  • One-year, full-time, vocational training
  • Training includes: singing, acting, dance, performance, audition technique, professional advice, theatre trips, showcases and full-scale musical productions
  • All tutors are current, working professionals
  • The course provides many opportunities for public performances
  • All KSAPA students perform a new musical in a West End theatre
  • Course Duration: three terms of 12 weeks
  • Course Fees: £2,750.00 per term
  • Student Finance is not available for this course, but funding via PCDL is available
  • The course leads to a Level 4 accredited qualification
  • Entry to the course is by audition



Course Content


In order to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on performers, it is vital that students become proficient in the three main disciplines of Singing, Acting and Dance.



Term one concentrates on establishing effective vocal technique, group harmony and ensemble work. Students are given an initial assessment to identify their current vocal ability and then begin to choose potential audition pieces. Performance classes enable students to regularly receive feedback on their audition technique helping them to make informed decisions about suitable repertoire. In term two, students continue to build their repertoire. This term includes close harmony work and music theory classes. Term three focuses on two main areas: audition and final performance. Students receive individual exam preparation sessions and the audition technique work of previous terms is consolidated.



Term one includes improvised work, dramatic choral speaking, and the introduction of texts. Students begin to choose audition monologues. This term also includes a West End masterclass. In term two, students continue to choose suitable audition pieces, working on a wide variety of texts, from classical to contemporary, in a professional, rehearsal-style environment, being directed. This term also includes accent classes and workshops on acting for camera. Term three focuses on exam preparation and preparing for an acting audition.



Term one concentrates on technique and physical fitness. Ballet, jazz, street/hiphop, commercial and musical theatre styles are all taught. In term two, the emphasis is on students’ ability to quickly pick up and perform routines in a variety of styles, through audition classes with feedback. Term three concentrates on exam preparation and final presentation. The repertoire of previous terms is consolidated, with the emphasis very much on the students’ ability to deliver a highly capable, polished performance. This term also incorporates masterclasses from visiting West End performers.


Additional Work:

Professional advice, CV, headshots, tax, marketing, networking, masterclasses and theatre trips.







  • A Review Show, featuring a packed show of material covered in term one
  • KSA Cabaret Evening at The Battersea Barge, featuring solo, duet/trio and group songs
  • A Studio Theatre Show, featuring a full-length musical production
  • The West End Show, featuring a full-scale, fully-supported new musical in a West End theatre, with an invited audience of industry professionals and contacts


Our method of showcasing has received great response and has proved highly successful in helping our students gain representation and work in the industry.





KSAPA Diploma in Musical Theatre – a vocational diploma which recognises a student’s commitment to industry-specific training over a year-long course, and their subsequent preparedness for work.


Associate Trinity College London (ATCL) Performance Diploma in Musical Theatre - accredited by Trinity Guildhall, it is awarded QCF credits and is comparable to other qualifications available at level 4 in the National Qualifications Framework.


KSAPA was the first academy to offer this qualification, and we pride ourselves on our 100% pass rate.



Entry Requirements


Entry to our courses is by audition. 



Course Fees & Funding


Course fees One Year Musical Theatre Course:

£2,750.00 per term / £8,250.00 for the year.



Student Finance is not available for this course; however, funding via Professional & Career Development Loan is available.




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