This course is designed for students who have a passion for acting, dance or singing, but don’t have the skills or experience necessary to apply directly to a Music or Drama Foundation course.
- Length 2 years (6 terms)
- Course Start September
- Progression Students who are successful on this course may progress onto either the Music, Drama or Dance Foundation.
- Tutor Support Specialist tutor support available 5 days a week.
- Studio Access Students have access to our studios 7 days a week, from 8am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends.
- How Your Work Is Assessed Visual and written assignments and projects.
- Guest Lecturers Our course is enriched by programmed of lectures and workshops from a range of creative professionals.
What to Expect
Year 1 will provide the skill development which will enable students to progress on to Year 2 in Acting, Musical Theatre, or Dance. The training will challenge students to their fullest, engaging them in their development in acting, singing and dance for drama and dance specialisms; or within the academics and performance areas necessary for successful progression in music. Students will be guided through weekly one to ones in their areas of specialism, alongside the conservatoire-style group tutorials.
Students will progress into either the Drama Foundation (for Classical and Contemporary Acting or Musical Theatre), the Dance Foundation, or the Music Foundation.
16 years +
Successful completion of High School is needed or 1 x A level or an equivalent Level 3 qualification and 5 x GCSEs at grade 4 or grade C or equivalent, preferably in a relevant creative subject.
Students who do not meet these entry requirements will still be considered on their own individual potential to succeed.
English Level for International Students
IELTS 4.5+ (no element under 4.0)
An audition piece is required for entry to this course.
How We Teach
Throughout this course students will be taught through specialist workshops, guest lecturers, regular one-to-ones and group tutorials.
Acting, Dance, Singing, Ukulele, Hand Drumming, Voice, Text, Developmental Play, Physical Theatre
- Italia Conti
- Manchester Metropolitan
- East 15
- Brunel University
Each of our students receives assistance from our dedicated university officer to help with university applications. They are also supported with auditions.
53% of our students achieved a distinction in 2019 across both Extended Diploma Performing and Production Arts courses. This is substantially higher than the national level of 29.8%. Our failure rate of 0% is much lower than the national average of 12.1%.*
*based on national average in 2017/18
About the School
Cambridge school of visual & performing arts (csvpa) is a dedicated arts and performance school in the centre of cambridge. We offer diploma, foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses acr ... Read More