Pearson BTEC Musical Theatre Programme (2022/23)

Full-time Musical Theatre Programme 2022-23 [1 Year]


for 2022 – 23 intake coming soon!

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts

(Registration Number: 252301)



EXCEL (Extension and Continuing Education for Life) of HKAPA is proud to be making its contribution in continuing education within the sphere of the performing arts, related technical arts, and film and television. Since 2002, HKAPA EXCEL has been running its Summer Musical School (SMS), providing high quality musical theatre training in the summer.  In 2009, a full-time musical theatre programme was launched, which was eventually accredited by Pearson BTEC in 2012, leading to the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts qualifications.



EXCEL is extending its expertise in musical theatre training to this full-time Musical Theatre Programme. Students get hands-on experience, working and studying with professional artists. Instructors are Academy graduates with a wealth of experience. Students will have ample performance opportunities and get connected to practitioners in the industry. Students who aspire to continue their studies at the Academy or overseas will also get advice from instructors.



The Pearson BTEC qualifications are widely recognized, particularly in the UK, Australia and the USA.  Locally, HKAPA and various universities have declared recognition of Pearson BTEC level 4 Higher National Certificate as meeting the general entrance requirements for admission to undergraduate studies.



Applicants must be 16 years old or above, have completed HKDSE or equivalent, and pass the subject of English Language; or non-local qualifications such as a GCE AL, IB Diploma; High School Graduation Diploma or SAT, etc… All candidates must pass an audition. Experience in acting, singing and dancing will be an advantage.



  •  The Performing Arts Industry
  •  Professional Development
  •  Jazz Dance
  •  Tap Dance
  •  Singing
  •  Acting
  •  Musical Theatre History in Practice
  •  Vocal Repertoire





Past graduates had joined Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park for career development. Some are doing freelance works, doing TV commercial and performance-based works. Others are furthering their studies at the Academy or overseas.



Complete an application form and return it with the following documents to HKAPA EXCEL, 1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

1. Completed application form.

2. A headshot-to-waist photo and a full-body photo.

3. Photocopy(ies) of academic and/or professional qualifications.

4. A photocopy of identification document (HKID card or passport).

5. A cheque for application fee payable to “EXCEL Ltd.”



Applicants will be invited to attend an audition. Candidates need to prepare the following:

1. A one-minute presentation of monologue from any plays.

2. A one-minute presentation of a song from any musicals or related styles.

3. Candidates must provide their own pianist or prepare an MMO in CD format.

4. At the audition, candidates will be taught a series of dance combinations and requested to present it before the panel of judges.

5. A cheque of the Registration Fee payable to “EXCEL Ltd.” on or before the audition. (Registration Fee will be banked in when the student is accepted; the cheque will be returned to unsuccessful applicants. Candidates without Registration Fee payment cheque will not be auditioned.

EXCEL will inform applicants audition date and time by email in due course. Result will be released via email within a week after the audition



Application form is downloadable Here.

2021/22 Programme brochure is downloadable Here. (2022/23 – Coming Soon!)

* It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead

^Students of this programme are eligible to apply for loans under the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme