Wilkes Academy


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Our mission is to provide the best professional training available, so that our students are fully equipped in their technique to successfully gain and sustain longevity in one of the most competitive, yet rewarding of industries. At the Academy there Read More is a simple philosophy that is instilled from day one: hard work breeds opportunity.

At Wilkes Academy we have forged relationships with some of the leading lights in the performing arts industry, many of who have witnessed first-hand the quality of work we produce and the level of training available to young performers. These individuals and companies know the importance of a strong foundation and want to contribute in some way. Read Less

Course & Program

Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

We strive to ensure that all of our students leave with a vocational qualification in Musical Theatre and are fully equipped for a career in the most demanding of industries. More emphasis is put on the idea of a ‘triple-threat’ performer than ever before and this is why all three major disciplines are covered in equal measure.

All of our students are provided with the most detailed and extensive of training programs, with their own skills, strengths and needs being considered every step of the way.

Expert tuition in the art of professional musical theatre singing is an essential part of every student’s course. Students are given the opportunity to have one to one tuition with our expert teaching faculty as well as group work. Our teacher’s look at every area of the singer’s development and practical classes include: the voice and vocal development, harmony, audition technique, sight-reading, acting through song, musical theatre repertoire and performance technique.

Acting is at the heart of everything we do on stage, storytelling is vitally important in all aspects of theatre including singing and dance and therefore we put a strong emphasis on good actor training. Practical classes include: devising and improvisation, classical text study, scene study, sight reading, verse speaking, voice, acting for screen, mask and puppetry, contemporary theatre, physical theatre and clowning, stage combat and extensive audition technique.

Dance is something we take incredibly seriously at the Academy. Every day some of the most highly renowned teachers come to join us from all over the country. The foundation of all dance is ballet and all students have classes in classical ballet with the option to study further for those who have a particular aptitude and skill level. Other practical classes include: pointe work, tap, modern, jazz, commercial, lyrical and contemporary. We also offer all our students the opportunity to complete their ISTD and RAD qualifications in ballet, tap and modern.

Course Duration: 3 years full-time

Course Fee: £ 3000.00 Per Term

Awarding Bodies
Wiltshire College & University Centre
Staffordshire University