You experience the principles of a Stanislavskian-based acting technique taught through games, improvisation and text-based work, including scene study and work on heightened text. This technique may also be applied to acting through song and classes in musical theatre style and repertoire.
Actors’ movement skills appropriate to a variety of forms are developed across a number of dance and movement styles.
Your vocal training includes relaxation, respiration, resonance and articulation and their application to both spoken and sung text. In addition to these practical strands, you also importantly focus on developing an understanding of current professional practice and audition technique.
Your year culminates in a final performance project.
Teaching and Assessment
The programme is taught over our full teaching year (currently 30 weeks) and is delivered via a combination of practical workshops and classes and rehearsals with some lectures and seminars. The first half of the year focuses on preparation for audition while the second half concentrates on the further development of skills and techniques. This largely practical programme is assessed through practical tasks, performances and some written assignments.