Our One-Year Musical Theatre Preparatory Program is a foundation course for aspiring musical theatre performers who wish to train in a dedicated conservatory. If you are looking to transition to a degree program (or AMTA’s flagship one-year intensive program), this course will give you the best chance at success, or maybe university isn’t for you and you just want a gap year to see what’s possible. Either way, this practical training will prepare for your next step. It is designed for those who want an intensive program in a no pain – no gain environment. Whether you are fresh out of high school or are just looking to finally hone your skills and go to the next level in Musical Theatre, this course is for you. We are looking for the most talented, most disciplined, and most ambitious students we can find.


  • Learn from the Best:  You will learn from the best our industry has to offer. Our instructors from both our New York and London school are experts working on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Showcasing and Networking Opportunities: You will regularly attend master-classes taught by agents, directors, choreographers, casting agents and leading names from Musical Theatre and Broadway. They will mentor you to help get you to your next step.
  • Act, Sing, Dance Daily: We focus on ALL of the disciplines of Musical Theatre! Weekly, private voice lessons are also included in the course.
  • Study in London Mid-Year: You will train with West End musical theatre professionals who will assess your talent and put you through your paces. By the end of the year, you will understand how creative minds work on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Final Assessment:  At the end of the year you will be assessed by a panel of industry professionals who will give you detailed feedback on where you should head next. The panel will be made up of agents, casting agents, and directors.

For more information and to find out about fees and funding check out our FAQs page.


Pearl Studios, 4th Floor, 500 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018

1 Year

Full-Time, Monday – Friday

2019/20 – $26,500
There is a $1000 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance.

Via Audition
*Video audition open to overseas applicants
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TERM DATES 2019/20
Term 1:
16th September 2019 – 18th October 2019
Term 2:
28th October 2019 – 6th December 2019
Term 3:
6th January 2020 – 14th February 2020
Term 4:
24th February 2020 – 10th April 2020
Term 5:
20th April 2020 – 22nd May 2020