Our one-year Self Funded Foundation Course prepares students aged 18+
for auditions for further training.
Students’ Dance, Acting and Musical Theatre technique and performance ability are the focus of this course while tailored, actionable feedback is a key component of training to develop the foundations of the individual.
This course is for talented students who would like to enhance their technical proficiency so they can successfully audition for further studies in the performing arts. Students receive workshops from current industry professionals throughout the year.
Students who graduate from this one-year programme benefit from increased performance levels, heightened confidence to successfully audition for further training, deeper knowledge and greater understanding of vocational level training. Graduates have an improved chance of gaining scholarships and funding for future training
Once succesfull you will choose which pathway you wish to follow:
28 hours of study over 28 weeks in over three terms
Focuses on improving technique and performance ability for further acting, dance and musical theatre training.
Highlights importance of performance ability and self-presentation
Provides informal and formal feedback to reach individuals’ goals (ranging from interview technique, presentation, performance ability, technical skill, choice of audition material)
Advises individuals on appropriate courses and institutions to apply for
The process of application is supported and guided by the Principal and Vice Principal
Facilitates workshops from current industry professionals throughout the year
Dance: Classical Ballet, Techinal Jazz, Jazz, Commercial, Contemporary, Tap, Stretch and Body Conditioning
Musical Theatre: Acting Technique, Acting Audition Preparation, Singing Technique, Singing Repertoire, Small Group Singing, Acting through Song, Integrated Performance (Musical Theatre),
Contextual Studies: Weekly Tutorials, Interview Technique, Application Support
In addition to core subjects studied the students receive workshops from current industry professionals throughout the year
Students who graduate from this one year programme benefit from increased performance levels, heightened confidence to successfully audition for further training, deeper knowledge and greater understanding of vocational level training.
Foundation Course graduates have an improved chance of gaining scholarships and funding for their future training.
The Foundation course acts as an audition for Phoenix Starr College in itself, with students being seen by many senior members of the faculty throughout the year in a series of mock auditions. Feedback from these mock auditions helps students prepare for a final audition for a place on our Degree course.
There is no guarantee that Foundation Course students will gain a place on the 3 year courses. All Foundation students will have to re-audition. Re-entry for the Degree and Diploma courses is at the discretion of the panel.
By audition and interview. Students will be expected to have already gained at least a 4/C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics prior to starting the course, or a Level 3 academic requirement. This course is only open to UK students.