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Our Mission is to be an outstanding and innovative international provider of education and professional training in Dance, Music and Musical Theatre.

At Bird College we expect staff and students to aspire for excellence, to value and celebrate individuality Read More and diversity, to nurture and develop artistic talent, to encourage versatility, to develop resilience and employability in our students, to be respectful and courteous, to listen and communicate. Read Less

Course & Program

Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

The BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre is validated by the University of Greenwich and offers students the chance to develop diverse professional technical & performance skills. Students engage with a range of vocational disciplines: Musical Theatre, Acting, Singing, Voice, Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Contemporary. The programme is supported by a range of relevant academic studies which relate practice to theory, encouraging the development of the artist’s personal vision, reflection, and the enhancement of lifelong skills and employment opportunities within a professional context.

During the final year there are performance opportunities which focus on the students’ chosen path way to which industry employers are invited. The course is also designed for students to further enhance their training.

Students can graduate with BA (Hons) Professional Dance & Musical Theatre and have the option of an additional endorsement:
BA (Hons) Professional Dance & Musical Theatre (Dance)
BA (Hons) Professional Dance & Musical Theatre (Musical Theatre)

Course Duration: Three Years

Course Fee: £ 9250.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Diploma Level 5

The three year diploma course is validated by Trinity, London and has been devised for those who wish to focus on a professional training in theatre arts. It equips students with the technical and creative skills necessary for a successful career in dance and musical theatre.

Dance and Theatre studies are combined with associated areas such as Dance and Musical Theatre History, Music Theory and Appreciation, Fitness and Heath Studies and Employment Skills. In the final year, students undertake a personal project which provides an opportunity to focus on an area of particular interest, encouraging the development of an individual performance style. Many of our Diploma graduates are now enjoying success in the professional business and are promoted through our in-house Employment Agency.

Diploma to BA (Hons) Conversion Course
An exciting opportunity exists for students with a Diploma qualification to upgrade this to a BA (Hons) in Professional Practice, validated by Middlesex University. This is an 18 month distance education programme offering a unique chance to extend your Diploma to a BA Honours level whilst carrying on your professional activities. This programme will enable you to develop your professional practice through engagement with a range of learning activities, culminating in a major practice-based project, referred to as the professional enquiry. The programme is delivered using a university virtual learning environment, online social networking tools, and campus sessions. This blended approach allows you to access individual support and to interact with other students during your studies.

Course Duration: Three Years

Course Fee: £ 9250.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Foundation

A practical, performance-based programme that helps students who have the potential for full time vocational training but not yet the necessary technical standard required for entry. Students participate in daily classes for ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, singing, acting and musical theatre, in order to equip the individual with the wide range of skills they will need.

Students will also be coached for their vocational auditions, covering topics such as suitability of song, dance and monologue, interview techniques, photographs and application forms. A lecture programme will address issues concerning the healthy dancer/performer.

On successful completion of the course, graduates will automatically be given a free audition for Bird College’s vocational courses through either the FE or the HE route. Developmental advice is provided throughout the course, together with guidance on suitability of other vocational colleges.

Attendance requirements
30 weeks of full time training over 3 terms.

Continuous course work and end of programme assessments in each of the disciplines.

Course Duration: One Year

Course Fee: £ 8500.00 Full course fee

Alliance of Musical Theatre Conservatoires
Awarding Bodies
University of Greenwich
Trinity College London