Accredited Courses

  • GCSE Dance
  • Rehearsals in The Garage theatre
  • Dancers at the barre
  • Rehearsals in The Garage theatre
  • Leaping dancer

We place excellence and progression at the centre of our courses, grounding our programmes in rigorous vocational training to prepare students for working life in the arts. Our courses take advantage of our professional facilities and highly skilled and qualified tutors to enhance your time with us. The extended performance and workshop opportunities that being in a dynamic arts venue provides, alongside the added value of professional practitioners working with our students as emerging artists, sets our courses apart from others.

We will nurture you whilst you study with us to reach your potential, we will support you to continue your journey as you progress onto the next steps in your training and career as a performing artist.

Open Days

If you'd like to find out more and get a taste of what it's like to study at The Garage come along to one of our open days:

Saturday 13 May 9.30AM-1PM
Tuesday 13 June 9AM-1PM
Saturday 24 June 9AM-2PM

Scholarships

We are offering 6 scholarships to individuals showing exceptional talent for our new intensive Higher National Certificate courses, there will be 2 scholarships on each of the pathways – Acting, Dance & Musical Theatre. Three of which will be awarded internally to current participants at The Garage and three will be available to the wider public. For more information about the scholarships and how to apply click here.

 

If you would like any more information on any of our courses please email education@thegarage.org.uk

The Garage Prospectus

Download our prospectus here. 

  • GCSE Dance

    GCSE Dance

    DURATION 
    18 months, part-time.

    COURSE DATES 
    January 2018 - June 2019

    TIMETABLE
    2.5 hours per week, Sunday afternoons, term-time only.

    FEES
    £1700, instalment plans and bursaries available

    COURSE CONTENT
    The course will comprise of 3 key modules – Performance, Choreography and Dance Appreciation - inviting students to explore a wide range of dance styles, with set works covering contemporary, ballet and hip-hop. Each weekly session will comprise of a 1 hour class, 45 minutes choreography, and 45 minutes appreciation. Sunday sessions will be complemented by tutorials, performance trips, masterclasses, guest tutors and a high profile performance opportunity.

    ASSESSMENT
    PRACTICAL Performance (30%), Choreography (30%) 
    WRITTEN Dance appreciation (40%)

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    No formal entry requirements, however students must be able to demonstrate the ability to take on both the practical and theoretical elements of the course, therefore auditions will include both written and practical tasks.
    Age: 14+, adult learners welcome

    AUDITION DATES
    SATURDAY 13 MAY 2017
    SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017

    GREAT FOR...
    Studying alongside work or other courses.

    APPLICATION
    To apply download and fill in the Application Form & Equal Oppotunities Form and return them to: Admissions, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich NR2 1NY or email to education@thegarage.org.uk

  • Higher National Certificate Performing Arts - Acting

    HNC Level 4 Performing Arts - Acting

    This intensive and highly practical course is designed to prepare students for further study at drama school or university. The focus of the course is to build strong foundations in technique and skills whilst coaching students through audition preparation and process. Students will work alongside those on other pathways to develop core skills across acting, dance and singing which will be complemented by specialist units in artform-specific areas. 

    In Classical Acting, students will explore the context of classical texts and the techniques necessary for performing them in a modern context. The Naturalistic Acting unit will deepen students’ knowledge of the historical movement towards naturalism, looking at the approach of Stanislavski and those practitioners who have been influenced by him and enabling students to hone their own naturalistic acting style. Finally, through the Voice & Speech Development unit students will be supported to develop an awareness of their vocal capabilities, concentrating on aspects of breathing, articulation and projection. 

    DURATION
    6 months, full-time, intensive.


    COURSE DATES
    September 2017 - February 2018


    TIMETABLE
    9AM-5PM Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, plus independent study


    FEES
    £3500, instalment plan and bursaries available


    COURSE CONTENT
    CORE UNITS:
    • Creative Arts Professional Practice
    • Creative Arts Research Skills
    • Development of Acting Skills
    • Singing for Musical Theatre
    • Dance & Health

    ACTING UNITS:
    • Classical Acting
    • Naturalistic Acting
    • Voice & Speech Development

    ASSESSMENT
    Assignments, projects and practical tasks completed throughout the course.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Students will be expected to demonstrate relevant previous learning at A-Level or equivalent alongside practical ability.
    Age: 18+, adult learners welcome

    AUDITION DATES
    SATURDAY 13 MAY 2017
    SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017

    GREAT FOR...
    College/sixth form leavers who are committed to a career in the performing arts.

    APPLICATION
    To apply download and fill in the Application Form & Equal Oppotunities Form and return them to: Admissions, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich NR2 1NY or email to education@thegarage.org.uk

  • Higher National Certificate Performing Arts - Dance

    HNC Level 4 Performing Arts - Dance

    The HNC Intensive Dance programme provides rigorous training designed to prepare students for further study at dance school or university. The course will focus on the essential technique and repertoire required for a career in dance whilst coaching students through audition preparation and process. Students will work alongside those on other pathways to develop core skills across dance, acting and singing which will be complemented by specialist units in art form specific areas.

    The Choreography unit will challenge students to broaden their choreographic vocabulary to work creatively and innovatively in creating performance material for themselves and others. The backbone of the Classical Ballet unit will be regular technique classes encompassing barre, centre practice and enchainment alongside which students will master the stylistic elements of fluidity, grace and precision and explore the development of classical ballet repertoire. Finally, the Jazz Dance unit will concentrate on expanding students’ fitness, flexibility and technique in Jazz – the root of many modern dance forms. Students will have the opportunity to explore several different
    jazz styles to extend their physical and expressive powers.


    DURATION
    6 months, full-time, intensive.


    COURSE DATES
    September 2017 - February 2018


    TIMETABLE
    9AM-5PM Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, plus independent study


    FEES
    £3500, instalment plan and bursaries available


    COURSE CONTENT
    CORE UNITS:
    • Creative Arts Professional Practice
    • Creative Arts Research Skills
    • Dance & Health
    • Development of Acting Skills
    • Singing for Musical Theatre


    DANCE UNITS:
    • Choreography for Solo Performance
    • Classical Ballet Background & Technique
    • Jazz Dance Technique & Performance

    ASSESSMENT
    Assignments, projects and practical tasks completed throughout the course.


    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Students will be expected to demonstrate relevant previous learning at A-Level or equivalent alongside practical ability.
    Age: 18+, adult learners welcome


    AUDITION DATES
    SATURDAY 13 MAY 2017
    SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017


    GREAT FOR...
    College/sixth form leavers who are committed to a career in the performing arts.

    APPLICATION
    To apply download and fill in the Application Form & Equal Oppotunities Form and return them to: Admissions, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich NR2 1NY or email to education@thegarage.org.uk

  • Higher National Certificate Performing Arts - Musical Theatre

    HNC Level 4 Performing Arts - Musical Theatre

    This dynamic and comprehensive course is designed to prepare students for further study at dance/drama school or university. The course encompasses aspects of dance, acting and singing
    to build a ‘triple threat’ of skills whilst coaching students through audition preparation and process.
    Students will work alongside those on other pathways to develop core skills across which will be complemented by specialist units in artform-specific areas. 

    The Acting for Musical Theatre unit will support students to consider how acting styles and techniques are adapted within a musical theatre context; developing the particular skillset required for acting within a musical composition and working alongside a director, choreographer and musical director. Similarly, through the Dance for Musical Theatre, students will develop the technical and physical skills appropriate for a musical theatre context, compounding this with extending their knowledge of a specific choreographer within the field of professional musical theatre. Finally, in the Singing Techniques and Styles unit, students will gain a deeper understanding of how the voice works – exploring physiology, posture and vocal health – whilst also developing delivery techniques across solo, duo and group performances.

    DURATION
    6 months, full-time, intensive.


    COURSE DATES
    September 2017 - February 2018


    TIMETABLE
    9AM-5PM Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, plus independent study


    FEES
    £3500, instalment plan and bursaries available


    COURSE CONTENT
    CORE UNITS:
    • Creative Arts Professional Practice
    • Creative Arts Research Skills
    • Singing for Musical Theatre
    • Development of Acting Skills
    • Dance & Health


    MUSICAL THEATRE UNITS:
    • Acting for Musical Theatre
    • Dance for Musical Theatre
    • Singing Techniques and Styles

    ASSESSMENT
    Assignments, projects and practical tasks completed throughout the course.


    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Students will be expected to demonstrate relevant previous learning at A-Level or equivalent alongside practical ability.
    Age: 18+, adult learners welcome

    AUDITION DATES
    SATURDAY 13 MAY 2017
    SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017


    GREAT FOR...
    College/sixth form leavers who are committed to a career in the performing arts.

    APPLICATION
    To apply download and fill in the Application Form & Equal Oppotunities Form and return them to: Admissions, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich NR2 1NY or email to education@thegarage.org.uk