A three-term intensive Musical Theatre & Dance training programme designed for students intent on pursuing a career in the performing arts.

At CSVPA we run two specialist pathways:

We strongly believe that if you specialise early in the training process, it gives you the chance to focus on refining key performance skills so you are confident when entering the increasingly competitive audition process for a place at a drama school, and you are ready to take on the challenges that come with a three year training programme.

There are no UK government grants or funding for this course. Students will need to be privately financed.



Why train with us at CSVPA

.....The Foundation programme is modelled on a 1st year Conservatoire-style actor training programme.

.....You will enjoy up to 30 hours a week contact time with teaching staff plus additional time around showtime.

.....Every week you will be timetabled one-on-one tuition with acting, voice, movement and singing teachers to address your individual needs or help develop your audition pieces.

.....Class groups are small, allowing for intensive work that can be adapted to meet your needs and also allowing for personalised feedback and guidance.

.....Our teaching staff are highly trained and are,or have recently been, active as theatre professionals.

.....The close-knit teaching team are dedicated to helping you discover your full creative potential as unique performers.

.....We pride ourselves on the family atmosphere that has evolved, providing you with a challenging, yet safe and supportive environment you need to take risks, push boundaries and grow.

.....Our course offers many opportunities to perform both in-house and to public audiences.

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