The Sharpe Academy Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre is aimed at students aged 18-25. We will however consider exceptionally talented students aged 16-17.
- Minimum Age: 16+
- Entry is by Audition Only.
- Students aged 16 & 17 must have passed GCSE Maths & English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) in order to start the course. No additional qualifications are required.
- Students aged 18+: No formal qualifications are required.
- Places will be offered only to those who we feel can have a successful career as a Triple Threat Musical Theatre performer.
All students who wish to be considered for a place on the 3 Year Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre must attend a two-stage audition. To book a FREE audition please complete our online booking form:
Alternatively you can download a paper form from our downloads page and post it back to us. Once we receive your application you will be invited to one of our STAGE ONE audition days.
STAGE ONE Audition days are scheduled for:
Tuesday 19th February
Tuesday 28th May
Tuesday 2nd July
Audition places are limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
- What to Prepare
- The Audition Day
Students should prepare the following for their STAGE ONE audition:
One Musical Theatre Song – This should last no longer than 3 minutes and show your vocal capabilities and range. Sheet music should be brought for our pianist to play. We will also have a music player to connect to your mp3 player or phone if you wish to use a backing track. Please note you will be stopped exactly after 3 minutes so you may wish to start at an appropriate point in the song and the ideal place may not be the beginning.
One Acting Monologue – This can be from the modern or classical era. It should last no longer than 3 minutes and you should use your own voice and no accents. This should be a performance where you fully embrace the character. A printed copy of the monologue should be provided for the panel to follow as you perform the piece. If you are unsure how to select a monologue please contact our office and we will send you some options.
The day will be split into:
Introduction by the Principal
Learn all about Sharpe Academy and the Course itself. Parents are welcome to attend.
Ballet Class – Please wear appropriate Ballet wear or tight fitting clothes. This will test your posture and technique. Ballet shoes should be worn.
Drama Class – Students will take part in a group-acting workshop.
Jazz Class – Please wear dancewear that you can comfortably move in. You will be taught a short commercial Jazz routine and perform it in small groups.
Solo Presentation – Students will present their prepared Song & Monologue.
Interviews – You will be given a scheduled time to come back for your interview. Your interview will be between the student, parents or fee payer and Principal of the Academy. We will look into your own individual aspirations, previous training and plans. We will also discuss course costs and be able to answer any questions you may have. You will hear within 14 days of your Interview if you have been offered/declined a place or put on our reserve list.
Sharpe Academy will assist students where possible to find suitable accommodation if they do not live locally. Once places have been offered out we will try to arrange either a Host Family or Rented accommodation for any students who require it. Please consider the additional cost of living when making your application. No accommodation bursaries are available.
Sharpe Academy cannot sponsor VISA applications from other countries. All students must be able to study in the U.K in order to be accepted onto the course.