LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA
The first step on the road to becoming a professional actor.
Experience drama school level training with an average of 21 hours of teaching time a week.
Learn approaches to professional acting taught by working industry professionals.
Achieve an Extended Level 3 Diploma, equivalent to 3 A levels.
Qualify for an automatic recall audition for Bristol School of Acting degrees.
BSA 16-18 is a drama school at diploma level with a professional ethos and rigorous approach.
The course prepares you to think as a professional actor and equips you with the skills to progress to drama school and into the industry. You are taught by expert staff and you benefit from the wide professional networks that those staff bring. The core of the course is the acting class which runs over the two years and takes you through the approaches of Stanislavski, Uta Hagen and Meisner. Staff support you to develop a personal acting process, using techniques from all the approaches. Voice and movement classes support the development of your acting instrument and specialised units, such as Acting for TV and Comedy, develop your skills. The course works towards productions in year 2. These are professionally staged with high production values and you collaborate with professional working directors, designers and production staff. We have a partnership with Tobacco Factory Theatres where many of the productions will be staged.
You’ll share a building with the BA Acting students and so will be immersed in the drama school environment and you’ll be fast tracked to a recall stage audition for either the BSA Acting for Screen or the Acting for Stage and Screen courses.
We have an enviable record of helping our students secure places at top drama schools and we currently have ex BSA students at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Rose Bruford College, Manchester School of Theatre, Arts Ed, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Drama Studio London and our own BSA degree courses.