Do you want to prepare for auditions, successfully pull off accents or become a proficient sightreader? Our professional skills courses enable you to learn essential acting techniques in order to improve your audition success and take on exciting new roles.
Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including general American, Deep South, Manchester, Scottish (Glasgow) and Eire (Dublin). Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.
Release tension and enjoy greater freedom of movement, breath and speech. This 'master class' format course applies the Alexander Technique for actors, singers, musicians and all performers at all levels.
Alexander Technique for performers at all levels with focus on the performance breath and voice. The Technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech. Includes one-to-one hands-on in performance situations, addressing the breathing and vocal needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers.
Get up-to-date information on how to break into professional performance and establish yourself in the industry with this series of workshops and masterclasses. Industry professionals (in acting, casting and representation) will cover a range of essential skills, from audition guidance to how to be a self-employed performer.
If you're a beginner or want to build confidence in working with Shakespeare, develop your skills through our workshop class. Consolidate your verse speaking and emotionl skills needed to act in Shakespeare's plays.
Learn the techniques and skills you need to operate safely while wielding weapons and realistically bring about physical brawls through the art of dramatic combat. This two-term course will provide you with solid training in stage fighting, building towards the option to take a fight exam and gain a qualification for your work. An essential tool on any actor’s CV. You will work alongside the Actors Training Company (DCR201) on this course.
Knife fights on stage can be dramatic, fast, visceral and fearful – reflecting the very real
danger and deadliness of this unique weapon. More and more theatrical productions reflect this modern cultural trend. Come and learn the skills needed to wield this weapon effectively and really sell that fight.
Please note: this course will also require an extra commitment of two full days at the end to prepare you for the exam.
Kick-start your career on this exciting professional actor's training course. This intensive year-long training will develop your CV and provide you with theatre credits, an industry showcase and showreel.
You can apply for a Professional Career Development Loan (PCDL) to help you to pay the fees for this course. For more information, please speak to an Adviser in the Student Centre. Advisers are available from 12-7 Monday to Friday and or via phone on 020 7492 2500. You can also email an Adviser at email@example.com
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