Length of Program (30 hours per week of classes.)
2 Years; 4 semesters of 15 weeks each.
Fall Semester: August to December
Spring Semester: January to May
Some courses meet for 15 weeks, some for 12 weeks, some for 9 weeks, some for 8 weeks, some for 7 weeks and some for 6 weeks.
First Semester: 15 weeks of classes
Second, Third, Fourth Semesters: 12 weeks of class and 3 weeks of production.
7 different Performance Projects and Productions will include: Interp #1 and #2, Composer Project, Song and Dance, Creative Ensemble Project, Pop-Rock Project, Mainstage Musical.
This certificate program is for actors wanting more training beyond their bachelor degree or for the actor who is interested in professional training in musical theatre.
The 2-Year Professional Musical Theatre Training Program trains actors to be competitive in the industry. Expectations are high and the training prepares students to confidently combine the skills of acting, singing, and dancing. This certificate program is for actors wanting more training beyond their bachelor degree or for the actor who is interested in professional training in musical theatre. The 2-Year Professional Musical Theatre Training Program is designed to prepare students for a successful career as a musical theatre actor, singer and dancer.
Productions are built into the curriculum and students apply the skills from their courses directly into shows ranging from a Pop-Rock Night to a Musical. CAP21 has trained thousands of performers and perfected techniques to integrate the three disciplines of acting, singing, and dance. CAP21's faculty is comprised of the finest master teachers and working professionals who specialize in the integration of these three disciplines.
Rehearsals are on nights and weekends during the first 12 weeks of the semester, and then daily during the three weeks of production (up to 35 hours of rehearsal per week during the three weeks of production).
After 4 semesters of study, actors may audition to participate in the invited industry introduction. (See Industry Musical Theatre Practicum and Showcase).
New School Academic Credits
Graduates of the CAP21 2-Year Professional Musical Theatre Program can now transfer academic credits towards a Bachelor's degree from The New School for Public Engagement – a division of The New School. For information on completing a Bachelors Degree with The New School for Public Engagement, Click Here
"After my first year of training in the CAP21 2-Year Professional Musical Theatre Training Program, I can honestly say I am a new performer! The training has not only helped me to grow leaps and bounds artistically and technically in all areas of musical theatre, it has challenged me to open up in ways I had not thought possible."
2-Year Professional Musical Theatre Training Program Class of 2011