Have a question about Renaissance Arts?

Below are a few of our frequently asked questions about the college and our courses. If there’s still a burning question, please email the college and we’d be happy to help with any enquiries. if you would  prefer to speak to someone in person just call us!

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R/A offer courses in both dance and/or Musical Theatre. The 1st year of the course is designed to identify student’s specific skill-sets during training.  Renaissance Arts Students are required to attend all types of classes in Musical Theatre in the first year.

Acting, Vocal technique, Voice & Speech, Musical Theatre Repertoire, Improvisation, Audition Technique, Script work, Classical Ballet, Technical Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance Workshops, Commercial, Contemporary, Pas de deux, Rhythm & Broadway Tap, Pointe-work, Contextual Studies, Music Theory & Choreography.

Additional Studies:

Personal Training, Fitness & Conditioning, Sports Science, Nutrition, Industry Preparation, Industry Workshops, Image & Skincare, Equity Workshops, Portfolio Advice & Guidance

Classical Ballet, Technical Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance, Commercial, Pas de deux, Rhythm & Broadway Tap, Pointe-work, Acting through Dance, Improvisation, Audition Technique, Repertoire & Contextual Studies, Choreography, IDTA Associate Teaching Qualifications, Anatomy Diploma, Music Theory & Ensemble Vocal Technique.

Additional Studies:

Personal Training, Fitness & Conditioning, Sports Science, Nutrition, Industry Preparation, Industry Workshops, Image & Skincare, Equity Workshops, Portfolio Advice & Guidance

Should any attending student wish to complete a professional teaching qualification they must complete 2 years of Vocational training with R.A and take Intermediate Modern-Jazz/Ballet Dance examination with the I.D.T.A

During the 1st year students will be challenged in all the core subjects to receive the necessary basic foundations for a long and healthy career. Syllabus work is an option once students have the necessary skills to complete the ‘Free’ classes taught at R.A, which are of a much higher technical demand and standard than the set work provided by the dance & musical associations.

Renaissance Arts are primarily a vocational based college preparing performers for the industry.

R/A offers upto  Grade 8 ABRSM vocal and West London College of musical examinations, intermediate and advanced dance examinations I.D.T.A and also  an Associate Professional Teaching Qualification in Modern Jazz or Ballet.

At the end of training students will receive a certificate of completion of the course but more importantly be ready for the industry.

Yes. Graduate work will be showcased at the end of the 3rd year for industry professionals, choreographers, agents and casting directors.

At the end of each academic year all students perform in Renaissance Arts Production show. Additional public and in-house performance opportunities are spread across the academic year.

We have an extensive pool of agents, source management and our own Faculty are all professionals currently choreographing and directing within the industry and are more than happy to book or guide students upon graduation.

Each course runs for 38 weeks a year. Our students train for 32 hours in advanced, fully practical classes over 4 days taken by the very best faculty of professionals in the UK.  We don’t have unnecessary long breaks between classes, avoid free-periods, don’t hold any meaningless lectures so therefore utilise time to the fullest.

At least once a term we take the students to watch professional dance and musical theatre productions at Leeds Grand Theatre or Alhambra Theatre. Recent visits have included Sister Act, Hairspray, Phantom of the Opera, Blood Brothers, Northern Ballet, Wicked, West Side Story etc…

Quite simply, to be successful in getting work performers have to be the very best person at an audition with the skills and abilities the panel are looking for. How you perform and behave during an audition or through the casting process will derive from how hard you have worked in your training. Qualifications are important and prove you have applied yourself in order to gain the skills, but are normally of no consequence when auditioning.

During the 3rd year of training students will be eligible to attend select auditions and castings for performance opportunities with ITV, BBC, Corporate trade/Fashion shows, Modelling Campaigns, Music Videos, no.1 UK Pantomimes.

As with any educational process, theory has a vital part to play in broadening understanding and aiding learning. Students take music theory, learn about anatomy, physiology and injury management, nutrition and personal finance management. Students are always encouraged to spend time researching, rehearsing and studying in their own time as part of the course.

All of the R.A faculty are currently active within the industry, either as a performer, choreographer or as a director. All of the faculty are experts within their chosen fields, providing detailed knowledge and hands on experience of real working practices vital into today’s fast paced and multi facetted performance arts industry.

Our fees are lower than most colleges for this reason. We don’t want talented performers to suffer because of financial circumstances alone so we help with financial coaching and assist where we can. Currently no other college in the U.K that offers the kind of professional training we provide for such reasonable fees.

Students can apply for a ‘Professional Career Development Loan’ for years 2 & 3. Please see our loans and finance section here for more details.

Private sponsors offer full or half scholarships for students who show exceptional talent. Each year R.A work tirelessly towards the assistance of student finances by sourcing new investors. Please see our loans and finance section here for more details.