Learn from the best. Work with the best. Be your best.
Midlands Academy of Musical Theatre is a very special place to train. To condense drama school training from the old-style three year courses, into a streamlined two year course means you need to have the best tutors, excellent facilities and an abundance of professional opportunities.
At MAMT, you get it all:
From the start, MAMT students are treated as professionals in a professional industry. You deserve the best training to launch you into this competitive career, and in return we expect the highest level of committment from you. We will support you in a number of ways, some of which include:
- Mentoring from a West End performer. For the entire course and beyond, you will have yet another advisor to help you out. Find out more about who you could be working with on our mentoring page.
- Personalised tutorials with our associate agent, who will help to shape your goals and career ambitions, years before you actually graduate. Our associate agent does not guarantee any student representation but instead will provide guidance on how best to find the right agent for you.
- 1-2-1 singing lessons every week with a dedicated tutor. This individual, regular contact time during technique weeks, helps you to build up your audition repertoire in a safe and supportive environment. Make mistakes here, where it is safe to do so!
- Termly productions right from the start. These replicate the entire production process that you can expect in the real world: a table-meet (with an often external production team), a read through, auditions (and possibly recalls), rehearsals, tech and dress calls, previews and press nights. In addition to performing, you will experience the roles of dance captain, répétiteur, assistant director and assistant MD, at some point on the course.
Our faculty is led by producers and creatives by trade and this termly production process all comes back to our commitment of replicating the industry. Through us, you will feel physically and mentally prepared for the demands and expectations of those who will be employing you once you graduate. Also, some of these productions give you a great excuse to tour work to new places, perhaps even the Edinburgh Fringe!
In addition to all that performance experience, all students will also obtain the Associate Diploma in Musical Theatre, awarded by Trinity College London. In line with some other major drama schools, you will graduate with a showcase at a major London theatre, providing plenty of opportunity for you to gain agent representation. It doesn’t stop there; our graduates have an open-ended invitation to visit us whenever they like, whether it is for advice, a positivity chat or just a very good cup of something hot.
Our academy is a powerhouse combination of the very best technique training combined with experienced production team professionals - creating new work and adventurously restaging classics.
As a not-for-profit organisation, you can be sure that any surplus income generated each year will be reinvested into the development of the course. Our directors are prohibited, by law, from withdrawing profits from the organisation and are only paid a salary if they are a member of the teaching faculty.
Our pastoral care is provided by our team of experienced tutors, in partnership with external agencies. A member of staff is always available, should a student (current or graduate) need advice or support. We will provide a weekly counseling session, held in the academy, for any student to benefit from.