Foundation Course in acting
This is a full-time course that runs for two 12-week terms (weekly contact hours of not less than 30 hours). You will experience rigorous training in the foundations of acting that will give you an insight into life at a conservatoire drama school. The course is particularly relevant if you are considering whether actor training at degree level will suit you, but is also invaluable if you are considering a career that demands communication and presentation skills at the highest level.
The course is taught by RADA tutors and directors, and runs from September to the end of March.
The curriculum offers acting classes, skills classes, rehearsal projects and workshops to help with future drama school applications. Rehearsal projects cover contemporary playwrights, the Realist movement and Shakespeare. You will also receive a solid introduction to the history of acting styles, and drama in the west. During the course you will have the opportunity to explore careers in theatre and related industries, and will be introduced to practitioners who can discuss the range of career options available.
Class Subjects include:
- acting technique (focusing on Stanislavski and Meisner)
- movement (including group Alexander technique, animal studies and character work)
- dance (covering a wide range of periods)
- singing (group and solo)
- text analysis
- acting for screen
- introduction to playwriting
- introduction to filmmaking