For the last thirty years, we have a proud history of training actors. In each generation, we have seen our alumni on both stage and screen. This has never been more evident with the appointment of ex-student Rufus Norris becoming the new Artistic Director at the Royal National Theatre. We are convinced that by giving the learner the opportunity to direct their peers in theatrical productions, we are allowing them creative opportunities that are unequalled at other performing arts institutions at Level 3.
What will be studied
During the course, you will study modules including acting for the camera, ancient Greek and Roman theatre, approaches to acting, audition techniques, comedy drama in performance, contemporary theatre, drama in the community, Elizabethan or Jacobean thatre, musical theatre performance, physical theatre, theatre in education and vocal techniques.
What are the entry requirements?
5 GCSEs at grade 4 (formerly grade C or above), which should ideally include English and Maths. Alternatively, completion of a Level 2 qualification in the subject area, with an overall Merit profile. A passion for the subject and the potential to work well independently and with others, is essential.
You will need to attend an interview and an audition or present a portfolio of work appropriate to the subject area. During this process, individual circumstances where learners do not fully meet the entry requirements may be considered.
Where does this course lead to?
Drama School / University level courses in Acting.
What qualifications will be gained?
In year 1 you will gain the RSL 90 Credit Diploma in Performing Arts Acting. This will progress onto the RSL Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Acting in the second year.
How will this course be delivered?
You will study at the college for a minimum of 4 days per week. The course is delivered by taught classes and by rehearsals leading to public performances of contemporary plays.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a range of ways that will include the completion of assignments, performances, projects, presentations, observations and portfolios throughout the course.
How to get a place?
Apply online. You will be expected to undertake an interview and an audition. The audition must be a learnt monologue from a contemporary play and should last no longer than 3 minutes.
There will be some costs incurred in the trips that we offer. Most are one day trips to see shows but there may well be some residencies.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
Drama School, University or make the leap into the industry.