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Diploma Courses

The three-year, full-time Musical Theatre Diploma at Laine Theatre Arts offers an exciting, fast-paced training, in which students are nurtured to become creative, generous, and highly disciplined performers. Graduating students are industry-ready; they are not only outstanding performers but responsive and collaborative young professionals who are able to navigate the challenges of our rapidly evolving industry with flexibility, resilience and integrity.

The Diploma course, which is validated by Trinity College London and accredited by the CDMT, combines a high number of contact hours with frequent performance opportunities.

All students follow the same course of study, comprising of the core subjects listed below:

Year One

Year Two

At the end of Year Two, and with guidance if required, you will decide between our specially designed Year Three courses to complete your Diploma:

Year Three

Please click here to view the Course document

Fees & Funding

Funding is available, to eligible applicants, in the form of Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA).

DaDAs are income assessed scholarships funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

PLEASE NOTE: If you are successful at audition, and if you are eligible, you will automatically be considered for DaDA funding at Laine.

The amount of funding, as allocated to the College each year by the ESFA, does not cover all those that are eligible.  The criteria for DaDA allocation specifies that scholarships are awarded to the most talented applicants until funds are exhausted. It is for this reason that those eligible for DaDA funding are placed on a ‘talent list’, and from that list, scholarships will be awarded to the most talented.

Please follow this link for full details on the Dance and Drama Awards scheme.   Dance and Drama Awards: funding for students – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Fees for the academic year commencing September 2024 are £20,790.



Watch the video below for an in-depth dive into how to apply and the audition process.


If you feel the 3-year Trinity Diploma is for you, follow the path below, to learn about the stages of an audition, from initial application to admission and induction.

You may wish to attend one of our Audition Support Days – a one day course at Laine Theatre Arts which offers a huge amount of advice and guidance for improving your audition skills.

Graduate Success

We are proud that these young performers and creatives were once LTA Diploma students.

Creative Success

At Laine, we have built a reputation within the industry for training performers of all round ability and discipline, but more and more of our graduates are paving the way for innovation and excellence as creatives. We are proud to see our alumni across all areas of the industry. Olivier Award winning Choreographers, Directors, Producers, Casting Directors, Oscar winning Film Directors are all titles our alumni proudly hold. This points back to our training, which prepares students with the life skills, perseverance and resilience to enjoy a sustainable career with longevity, whether through performing itself or the ability to diversify into another field.