Sixth Form Musical Theatre | Sixth Form Classes | Milton Keynes
Outstanding full time training in

Musical Theatre

The Musical Theatre Course

Our Full-time Musical Theatre course is one of the UK’s finest, providing students with intensive training with outstanding teachers and industry professionals. Led by leading vocal coach – James Grimsey, the highly experienced staff team work to develop our students into highly skilled triple threat performers. Equivalent to 3 A-Levels and with an internationally recognised awarding body, the Musical Theatre course will prepare you for your next step in education or performance.

The Musical Theatre course is the region’s most intensive fully funded performing arts course and is taught by the most experienced team of coaches and industry experts in the area. The Musical Theatre course at Arts1 is unlike a standard BTEC taught in a school or college setting, it has several unique features including intensive contact hours and specialist delivery that give our students the edge in performance.

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Course Director

James Grimsey

James has worked at the UK’s finest conservatoire’s and performing arts school including Arts Educational School, Mountview and recently led the Singing department at Birmingham School of Acting.  As a vocal coach he has worked with some of the UK’s leading talent including Samantha Barks, Little Mix and finalists on the X-Factor and Britains got talent.  James has worked with the post-16 age group for over 15 years and his approach to training a thinking performer with the highest possible skillset is at the heart of his training.  As a vocal coach James has an international reputation and he has presented masterclasses all over the UK and at the world voice symposium in Australia.

“The students at Arts1 really reflect the intensive training we provide, the two year course develops well rounded individuals that have a broad base of skills and a mindset that will set them up to succeed.  We are different to many performing arts institutions, make an application and meet the team before you decide on the team you want to support your future.”

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Could it be for you?
The course is aimed at students aged 16+ that want to train full-time in Musical Theatre and pursue a career in performance.


Intensive dance training in our unique streamed dance classes.  Train in Ballet, Jazz, Stage Acrobatics, Commercial and Hip-hop.  Suitable for highly experienced competitive dancers and also those new to dance.

Areas of study

Dance technique – Dance performance – Musical Theatre Choreography – Strength and Flexibility – Ballet – Jazz – Commercial – Acrobatic arts

Voice and Singing

World class Estill voice training – Arts1 is the only Estill educational affiliate in England. Our expert team of coaches teach you everything from Belting to Opera. Individual and group sessions are available.

Areas of study

Estill voice training Level 1 & 2 – Vocal technique – Spoken Word – Ensemble Singing – Harmony – Classical and Contemporary singing – Accents and Dialect – Estill Certificate of Figure Proficiency (optional qualification)


Train to be a physical and creative actor, explore text and improvisation techniques. You will also develop your understanding of contemporary theatre and classical texts.

Areas of study

Physical skills – Improvisation – Devising – Classical Text – Contemporary Text – Directing – Actors Stagecraft – Contextual studies

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