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Professional Acting

Duration
3 Years
Study mode
Full-time
Attendance
Study on site
Qualification
BA (Hons)
Course code
W410
Sections

Summary

This course is designed for students who have the talent, passion and commitment to become a professional actor but would also like to gain a BA (Hons). The course is 95% vocational which broadly consists of 50% classes across all disciplines (Acting, Voice, Movement, Media, Preparation for the Profession) and 50% scene studies and productions. 5% will consist of written project work in journals, essays and blogs.
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Contact

Start dates

  • September 2017

Open to applicants from:

  •  Open to applicants from England
  •  Open to applicants from Northern Ireland
  •  Open to applicants from Scotland
  •  Open to applicants from Wales
  •  Open to applicants from Rest of EU
  •  Open to applicants from Outside the EU

Why study this course

The primary aim is to take adult students who bring a talent, a passion and a determined approach to study and develop them into professional actors ready for all aspects of a professional career across all media.

Location

1

GRANGE ROAD

LONDON

LONDON

W5 5QN

United Kingdom

More about this course

Taking all the successful elements of the vocational programmes run by DSL and adding the experience and opportunities offered by DMU we believe this course will give every student a rock solid foundation for a successful career as an actor. This course is designed for students who have the talent, passion and commitment to become a professional actor but would also like to gain a BA (Hons). Those who already have a degree might prefer to consider our one or two year vocational courses. Who is it the course for? • Students wanting a degree alongside a professional actor's training. • Undergraduates perhaps younger or less experienced than those applying for our 1 or 2 year courses. • Students requiring a gentler pace, longer learning breaks or more work to reach professional standard. • Non UK students eager for a British degree and a British actor training. The course is 95% vocational which broadly consists of 50% classes across all disciplines (Acting, Voice, Movement, Media, Preparation for the Profession) and 50% scene studies and productions. 5% will consist of written project work in journals, essays and blogs. In the final year there are many productions and several opportunities to perform in front of the profession, but the build up over the first two years is gradual to ensure the foundations are solid.

Who’s this course for?

• Students wanting a degree alongside a professional actor's training. • Undergraduates perhaps younger or less experienced than those applying for our 1 or 2 year courses. • Students requiring a gentler pace, longer learning breaks or more work to reach professional standard. • Non UK students eager for a British degree and a British actor training.

Modular structure

Year 1 - Elements of Voice & Movement, Acting I: An Actor Prepares, Acting II: From Page to Stage, Recorded Media, Year 2 - Development Skills in Voice & Movement, Acting: An Introduction to Style & Language, Recorded Media Year 3 - Professional Preparation, Acting: Commedia & Classical Comedy, Acting: The Professional Performer, Recorded Media: Professional Project

Equipment needed

There are a number of items of clothing and equipment that it is COMPULSORY for you to have. This list is available directly from the Drama Studio London.

Skills and experience gained

Productions - Student productions form a vital part of your development as competent actors. As the course progresses we move from short 'bare bulb' scene studies in rehearsal blacks with no sound, to full length productions with full technical support. Prior to the graduation season and your professional career launch, all productions and scene studies are presented in house to students and faculty - all except for our Pantomimes which tour local schools for a week in December. All of our directors are working professionals offering an invaluable gateway into the profession. Film & TV - Core acting classes for screen and TV stretch throughout the year. You work with current professional TV directors on all styles of screen acting. You also have training in commercials and TV interviews, with sight reading on camera. The final exercise will be to produce a short film which you can use professionally for casting. Preparing for Work - Industry-oriented classes are added as the year goes on. These instruct you in auditioning skills, letter writing, CVs and photographs, culminating in a Work Week where the students are seen by agents, casting directors, TV directors, professional employers and others. We train you not just how to act but also how to be an actor. Festivals & Competitions - Students are eligible to represent Drama Studio London in the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Competition, Spotlight Showcase, Sam Wanamaker Festival at the Globe Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company Workshops.

After the course

"The college has very good connections with a wide range of industry professionals. It uses these to give students good exposure and plentiful opportunities to be seen." Ofsted We believe that successfully launching each of our students into their career is one of main responsibilities. We want your accomplishments and talent fully recognised within the industry. We have a track record of success in this area. Our graduates are very successful at finding employment, with an average of 80% working in the industry within the first six months of graduating and 87% after 2 years. Many go on to attain notable and, in some cases, outstanding success. A glance at our alumni pages will show that many of our students have had outstanding successes in film, TV and theatre, and include BAFTA, EMMY and OSCAR winners in their ranks.
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