LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA
Experience a drama school ethos and approach with a minimum of 21 hours of teaching time a week.
Learn approaches to professional acting taught by working industry professionals.
Prepare for drama school or further training with high levels of individual coaching.
The first step on the road to becoming a professional actor.
Our aim has been to create a drama school for 16-18 year olds 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, many working with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School 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, Michael Chekhov, 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 working directors, designers and production staff. Venues we have used include, Circomedia, Tobacco Factory Theatre and the Redgrave Theatre.