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Train with leading practitioners at the Urdang Academy in Central London, gaining practical skills in dance, singing, acting and musical theatre performance.
Study in Clerkenwell, within easy travelling distance of West End theatres, in a professional environment, with well-equipped facilities and spacious studios that are frequently used for professional castings and rehearsals.
Increase your understanding of all areas of dance and musical theatre and create strong foundations for a successful career in the industry. Gain practical skills in dance, singing, acting and musical theatre performance and participate in a range of dance and musical theatre productions for public performance. Develop your performance skills to a professional level and gain choreographic skills and implement them in your own choreography.
As a student at the Urdang Academy, you’ll be able to network with professional dance and musical theatre artists and organisations. You can also sign up to Urdang’s agency, which provides professional personal representation for third-year students.
Equip yourself with a strong set of specialist, transferable skills for direct access to prestigious employment in West End and touring musicals, commercial dance and television.
Urdang Academy graduates’ destinations demonstrate the strength and range of student employability, with students gaining leading roles in the West End, UK tours and international theatre; in high-profile commercial entertainment; on cruise ships and in dance companies; and in film and television work. Strong outcomes have been driven by a culture at the college of continuous changes and improvements to reflect industry requirements.
Currently, Urdang graduates are working in West End Productions including Les Miserables, Thriller Live, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Guys & Dolls, Funny Girl, Beautiful, In The Heights, The Lion King, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sunny Afternoon: The Kinks Musical. Graduates have also successfully gone on to Masters degrees and PhD study.
Modules & Assessment
Our assessment methods mirror the combination of practice and theory you’ll encounter on the course. There is a significant amount of practical skills and performance assessment across dance techniques, singing, acting and musical theatre. This is underpinned by a range of written assignments and examinations in our strand of critical skills modules.
Where you’ll study
In the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we use our expertise and connections in Cambridge and beyond to nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking, and encourage critical thinking, in order to educate, entertain, inspire and understand, as well as to improve people’s lives.