Practical Vs Theory
This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your acting career, exploring a wide range of styles and genres including cutting edge contemporary, classical and Shakespearian, physical and musical theatre to name a few.
You will also explore acting through song (singing) and movement (dance) in order to develop into a versatile and formidable performer. You will have the opportunity to take part in several performances showcasing your talents each year in our fully equipped in-house studio theatre, as well as in theatres across the region. You will also have the opportunity to explore all aspects of performance such as: lighting, sound design and operation, set and costume design and construction, as well as props and multimedia features.
To ensure that you gain a thorough understanding of the Performing Arts industry, you will take part in a variety of trips, residentials, workshops and masterclasses each year. These vary year to year but could include residentials to New York, London and Athens (the home of theatre!), as well as workshops and performances by leading industry professionals from top drama schools and theatre/film companies.
All of our lecturers are highly experienced and come from an industry background. This means that you will receive top quality teaching and support in order to forge a long and successful career in whichever area of the performing arts industry you wish to go into.
You will study the following units:
- Principles of Performance
- Engaging with an Audience
- Introduction to Professional Practice
- Critical and Contextual awareness
- Production Skills and Context
- Performance Skills and Context
- Preparing for Specialist Study
- Collaborative Performance Project
- Developing Performing and Production Skills
- Preparing for Progression
- Exploration of Specialist Study and Context
- Extended Performance Project
During my course I performed at many prestigious venues such as Drury Lane, Her Majesty’s Theatre and the 02 Arena. I was awarded a fully paid scholarship at Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama.