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Is there any 2 years musical theater program you guys would recommend?

GrilledGrilled Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
Is there any 2 years musical theater program you guys would recommend?

I come from Thailand. I'm interested in musical theater 2 years ago after i watch Beauty and the Beast in my country.
Then I started to learn singing and dancing 1 years ago. Now I'm in the last years of university in dramatic arts major.
After i graduated from university i want to go audition for "Gekidanshiki" (Theater companies in Japan) but i lack of skills and profiles so i need to take musical theater program and improve my skills to pass that audition in Japan. (I can speak Japanese)
One more reason that i have to take 2 years program not 4 years program because Gekidanshiki's audition is not allow for people who have age more than 25 years old. Next year i will be 23 so i only have 2 years left.

I have heard about both good and bad reputation from CAP21,AMDA so i don't know where i should pick.

Sorry for my bad English.

Replies to: Is there any 2 years musical theater program you guys would recommend?

  • sopranomtmomsopranomtmom Registered User Posts: 472 Member
    You might want to also look at PCPA in California. It is an excellent two year program. Here are links:


  • waitingforlifewaitingforlife Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    CAP21 no longer has a 2 year program.
  • vvnstarvvnstar Registered User Posts: 1,647 Senior Member
    Depending on what training you need, you might consider a professional semester or two at Broadway Dance Center. You can also look at Circle in the Square. Or consider doing a series of intensives in areas you need work on. For example, Stella Adler Acting Studio has a musical theater intensive that is maybe 5-6 weeks long. You may piece together an acting intensive, a voice intensive and a dance intensive if you can't find exactly what you need all in one program. I know there were a lot of international students at Broadway Dance Center. You could also consider getting a masters in musical theater performance. You will need to check prerequisites as many require an extensive voice background for admission. I know Oklahoma City University offers this program and I'm sure there may be other colleges that do as well. I think Boston Conservatory at Berklee offers a masters in musical theater as does NYU Steinhardt.
  • sopranomtmomsopranomtmom Registered User Posts: 472 Member
    edited October 2017
    I don't know much about it but my daughter has a friend who just started the 2 year program at the American Institute of Musical Theatre.

  • GrilledGrilled Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thank you so much for all answers
  • KTVoiceKTVoice Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    I have heard great things about the Circle in the Square program.

    I also have heard good things about Rose Buford in England. It is in a suburb of London.
  • GrilledGrilled Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited October 2017
    If anyone have some more advise it will be great!
  • loribelleloribelle Registered User Posts: 233 Junior Member
    Check out American Conservatory Theater. more acting focused but strong programs.
  • SU88BFASU88BFA Registered User Posts: 353 Member
    The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (in Glasgow) offers a 15-month Masters degree in musical theater. (2 summers and 1 school year)
  • luisenluisen Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    Why don't you take a loot at La Salle College of the Arts in Singapore? You are located in Thailand and it would be much easier for you move in there. La Salle is the only college in South East Asia that has a Musical Theatre Degree Program (If I'm not wrong). The Philippines probably may have Musical Theatre Schools too. Also you have to take in consideration if you can afford a 2 year school program abroad. The US is extremely expensive for internationals and the UK even if it has 1 year or 2 years programs both countires (also I include Australia) have pretty high standards for auditioning.

    If you are still studying in your final year at college in Thailand, why don't you try to go abroad as an exchange student? Are you studying in Chula? they may have good opportunities and probably you could take this option (and affordable for sure).

    this is the link for La Salle College:

    If I you live in Bangkok there are thousands of foreigners living there and probably you may contact different artists that have trained in Musical Theatre. You can contact the chambers of commerce or embassies and they may have the networking of people that you need, and the networking events in Bangkok could also work for you.

    I highly recommend you to find out if you have contacts in Thailand and get good training there ( 1 year of singing and dancing is not enough in my opinion). After doing that you may look for other options such as:

    1. Singapore (you live close)
    2. Australia
    3. UK
    4. Canada ( is the most affordable option for internationals who watn to study musical theatre)
    5. USA

    I have a bunch of info about schools abroad, send me a private message and I will reply to you.

    Take Care
  • TroykatTroykat Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    I know graduates from PCPA and it is a great 2 year program. The faculty is top notch and they put out amazing Equity productions. Robin Williams and Kathy Bates are both alums and Zach Efron has been in many of their musical productions growing up since he is from San Luis Obispo.
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