MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE
Duration: five weeks
Hours of work: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm
Please note there are no RADA scholarships available for short courses.
“The most incredible 5 weeks of my life, I won't forget this experience anytime soon... Meeting and working with the most talented, beautiful, insanely passionate staff and people. RADA- you've been good to us!” - Feedback from Musical Theatre Intensive.
RADA is delighted to offer, for a second year, an innovative five-week course for experienced performers who are intending to pursue a career in Musical Theatre.
This rigorous program encompasses numerous elements of training taught on RADA’s other performance courses. You receive individual Singing Technique classes and Musical Coaching, as well as Dance Audition Practice. There is an emphasis on developing your acting skills - with classes taken by the academy’s senior staff - in Scene Study, Monologues, Staging, Voice, Combat and Clown.
Students below the age of 18 are not normally accepted. Entrance is by written application.
Students should have some experience of performance, and be prepared to present material in front of other students. There is no upper age limit. If, for any reason, the Course Director feels that you have not enough experience, you will not be accepted onto the course. Fluent, confident knowledge of the English language is essential.
Student numbers for the course will be kept deliberately small, in order to give participants the benefit of working one-to-one with our expert teachers, and enabling us to tailor the course to the individual student. Detailed feedback will be a very important element of all the teaching.
The first three weeks of the course will focus on skill development, culminating in informal presentations.
In the final two weeks, you will work with a director and musical director on an abridged musical, which you will perform for an invited audience in one of the academy’s theatre spaces. This performance, though deliberately minimal, and thus focussed on the work of the participants, may serve as a useful showcase for your further professional work. It should be noted that, apart from an invited audience for the studio production, all presentations are “in-house” and are not external showcase productions.
Throughout the course you will be given guidance on technique, casting and on developing your personal audition repertoire.
The course is not a casual undertaking: total commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every student.
hours of work
Classes generally take place between 10am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Some evening work may be required. You will be expected to treat classes as professional rehearsal calls.
Punctuality is essential and a certificate, stating the minimum number of contact hours, is awarded on successful completion of the course.