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Course overview

Second Act is a course designed to test your skills and “stretch the acting muscle” to the utmost.

You will rehearse Contemporary Text, as well as scenes from Restoration Drama, each with a dedicated director from the RADA faculty. There will be live, online presentations at the conclusion of both projects. There are also classes in Voice and Physical Performance, and a masterclass with John Beschizza, RADA’s Lead Acting Tutor.

This course is for people who want to surprise themselves by uncovering new possibilities in themselves and their work. It is not an undertaking for the faint-hearted but, as always with our courses, we combine rigorous teaching with generous support.

Entry requirements

16+. There is no upper age limit.

Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.

If, for any reason, the Course Director feels that you have not enough experience, your application will be unsuccessful.

Further information

Student numbers for the course are kept deliberately small, in order to give you the benefit of working one-to-one with our expert teachers, and enabling us to tailor the course to the individual student. Detailed feedback will be a very important element of all the teaching.

Throughout the course you will be given guidance on technique and developing your repertoire.

The course is not a casual undertaking: total commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every student.

Students should have some experience of performance, and be prepared to present material in front of other students.

Hours

Classes will generally take place between 2pm and 7pm (UK time).

How to apply

2021 dates are to be confirmed.

Frequently asked questions and terms and conditions

Does the course count towards university credits?

There are no University Credits associated with this course.

Can RADA help me to find accommodation?

Accommodation is not provided for this course.

What is the cancellation policy?

Once you are accepted onto the course - you will receive full details of our cancellation policy.

Once payment has been made, it is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.

Rules and regulations of the Academy

All students must undertake to adhere to the General Rules and Regulations of the Academy. The Academy’s Director or Course Director shall, at their absolute discretion, have the right to terminate the course in respect of any student whose presence or conduct is in contravention of the same.

Friends or other persons who are not officially enrolled are not permitted to sit in on classes, rehearsals or presentations.

Students must understand, conform and adhere to the Academy’s Health and Safety Procedures and Policies.

All students are expected to wear the correct and appropriate clothing for each class.

Students are expected to maintain a professional standard of dress and hygiene at all times.

Fees are non-returnable once a student has started a course.

Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited in the classroom areas without permission from the Academy’s staff.

RADA does not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of sex, disability, ethnicity or sexuality. We welcome applicants from disabled people and offer places solely on the basis of potential and suitability for the course. The school is mainly housed in a newly-refurbished building which provides good access for wheelchair users.

Decisions made by the Academy regarding the selection of instructors, the allocation of students to study groups, the material for that study group and any roles allocated are final and not open to negotiation.

It is strongly recommended that students insure themselves to cover any medical or transport costs and loss of fees in the event of illness or accident for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.

If, for reason of epidemic or national crisis, the Academy is compelled to close during the course, no fees can be returned or compensation be made for any period of tuition that may have been lost through the Academy’s inability to carry on its work.

It is important to note that the Academy does not accept responsibility for students beyond the scheduled teaching hours on the RADA premises. These are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Parents are therefore advised to ensure that adequate supervision of activities undertaken in the evening and at weekends is provided, as appropriate, during the duration of the course.