Professional Development Musical Theatre Course


A practical musical theatre course taught by current industry professionals

Course Overview

Our Professional Development Musical Theatre Course is a fast-paced, intensive program designed to get you ready to go into the business as a working performer.

We specialise in practical-based training in a positive and constructive environment. The course is taught by working industry professionals and is designed to challenge and push you to your maximum.

This course is designed for those with a strong foundation in musical theatre. It is ideal for those who intend to enter the profession upon completion.

Key Details

Awarding Institution
1 year
Monday to Friday
Start date
ICMT Graduate, Max Rizzo as Rusty in Starlight Express
ICMT Graduate, Sophia Caselli as Princess Fiona in Shrek
Karis Jack
Les Misérables, Motown, Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown
ICMT Alumni
Karis Jack

"Having classes taught by such knowledgeable, talented and experienced industry professionals was a great source of inspiration and it automatically made me work that extra bit harder.

New York was a once in a lifetime experience, as was the professional panel, where I gained an agent!"

Course information

To be accepted on our musical theatre courses, students must audition first. If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us at


You will need to prepare 2 contrasting songs of your choice (1 ideally musical theatre). You should bring sheet music with you to the audition, and each song should last no longer than 2 minutes.
The panel will take into consideration: acting-through-song, range, tone, interpretation, technique and musicality.


You will need to prepare a monologue of your choice that is no longer than 3 minutes.
The panel will take into consideration: truth, text connection and understanding, characterisation, vocal clarity, projection, and presentation.


You will take part in a group jazz class led by a member of our faculty. You will learn a routine and work through techniques to demonstrate technique, musicality, spatial awareness, timing, style, and presentation.

If you are auditioning via video, you will be given a link to a dance routine to learn. There is a routine for beginner/intermediate levels and another routine for advanced levels.


Applicants will undergo a short interview with a senior member of the ICMT team. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to tell us why you would make a great ICMT student.

Acceptance is by audition only and the first round is by video. Our team from London and Hamburg will review each video to find suitable candidates for the course.

Audition Requirements
- An introduction of yourself (in English).
- 2 contrasting songs (roughly 32 bar cuts).
- A monologue of your own choice (one minute or less).
- A short dance routine (can be of a performance but clearly identified)

Recalls will be held at Stage Entertainment Studios in Hamburg. All participants must attend in person and undergo an interview in English. In exceptional cases, some auditionees may be offered a place after the video round.  

Tuition Fees 2023/2024

£16,500 per year.

  • All training costs.
  • Weekly private singing lessons.
  • Return flights to New York (second year).
  • Full-scale, end of year musical production.
  • Additional performance opportunities.

Additional Costs

  • Dancewear (a list will be provided).
  • Books and stationery.
  • Professional headshot.
  • Spotlight membership.

What you will study


You will participate in various performance projects throughout your course, culminating in a full-scale, publicly performed musical at the end of your training.
Network & Showcase
Audition in front of a panel of agents and other industry professionals in your final semester. Most of our students receive representation this way.
Weekly Voice Lessons
Each week you will receive a 30-minute private singing lesson with a professional vocal coach.
Practical Training
Acting, singing, and dancing, all day, every day.
Train in New York
You will spend one-week training and showcasing your talents in the heart of Manhattan in front of Broadway professionals. You will learn how creative teams work on both sides of the Atlantic.
Learn the business
We will teach you the skills necessary to be self-employed in this industry and be there to help and advise you throughout your career.

Frequently asked questions

What does the audition involve?

You can find all the information about auditioning on our audition information page.

How many contact hours can I expect to receive on this course?

You will receive on average 30 hours of contact time per week.

How is the training split between singing, dancing and acting?

You will spend equal amounts of time training across singing, dancing and acting.

You can find more general frequently asked questions here >