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Course overview

Week 1

Choose between:
Stagecraft
or
Exploring Shakespeare

The Young Actors’ Summer School gives you the opportunity to experience learning with a leading drama school. While the course illuminates the distinction between drama as it is taught at school and a vocational training, we do not offer teaching which advises explicitly on audition technique for drama school entry.

These courses are aimed at anyone between the ages of 16 to 18 who is may be thinking of applying to drama school, or who has an interest in theatre and would like to explore the craft further.

Entry requirements

16-18. Students must be aged 16 at the start of the course.

You are not asked to audition, but you need complete the questionnaire on the application form, giving information about your experience (or otherwise) of acting. Fluent, confident knowledge of the English language is essential.

Further information

Stagecraft 24 – 28 July 2018 or 30 July - 3 August 2018

How do you move effectively on stage? How do you make yourself heard there? What’s the best way to learn lines? Is there a "best method" of acting: a right way or a wrong way? Where does confidence come from? If these questions engage you, why not take this opportunity to examine some answers and learn alongside RADA’s expert faculty? You will work on voice, text and physical performance.

Exploring Shakespeare 24 - 28 July

Are you mystified and frustrated by Shakespeare, maybe feeling that you just don’t 'get it'? We address this problem by regarding Shakespeare as a living playwright and encourage students to get inside the real lives of his characters. You will enjoy standing up and speaking his words out loud, enabling that great writing to come naturally and simply alive. During the week you will work on Scenes, Monologues and Sonnets as well as Voice, Movement and Stage Fighting.

Hours of work

Classes generally take place between 10am and 6pm. Classes are not optional and a certificate stating the minimum number of contact hours is awarded on successful completion of each course.

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

What to bring

Further details will be sent once you have been accepted onto the course/courses.

It is important to note that the Academy does not accept responsibility for students beyond the scheduled teaching hours on the RADA premises. Parents and guardians are therefore advised to ensure that adequate supervision of activities undertaken in the evenings and at weekends is provided, as appropriate, for the duration of the course.

How to apply

Entrance is by written application.

Download an application form

Please complete the application form and return to:

Sally Power,
RADA,
62-64 Gower Street,
London WC1E 6ED
United Kingdom

Or email a scanned copy of the application form to sallypower@rada.ac.uk

Although there is no application deadline, places are limited and therefore early booking is recommended. All applications are considered in order of receipt. If your application is received after the course is full, you will be put on the waiting list.

You will be informed by post at the address given on the application form whether or not you have been accepted.

Terms and conditions

What is the cancellation policy?

The application form contains full details of our cancellation policy.

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.