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Acting Foundation - 6 months

Acting Foundation - 6 months

This is a course designed to centre you, the actor performer. Our aim over six months is to help you find your voice. Your unique artistic signature. Which we will give you the tools to amplify. 

Acting is about passion, truth and conviction. Actors deliver powerful performances when confident and filled with self-belief. This course teaches you the techniques to build your confidence. And we give you the skills to deliver performances that will inspire you to believe in yourself.  

This training, led by actors whose screen credits include starring roles in Game Of Thrones, LOKI, and Sex Education, offers you a firm foundation in stage and screen acting techniques. The core principle at the heart of this course is the freedom to be yourself. We value what you bring to the table. We will teach you how to tap into your feelings, harness your raw talent and go beyond what you think is possible as you prepare for Drama School or begin forging a career in the performing arts. 

IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL

Learn how to write, tell, perform and produce stories that will light a fire in your soul and spark your imagination. 

Your metamorphosis from aspiring actor to a trained one will be guided by skilled facilitators who will give you a solid foundation in the actor’s craft. In the safe space of our studios they will show you how to explore and expand your dramatic range as you work with voice, movement and text. 

You will collaborate on projects with leading industry professionals and be mentored by some of the best in the business. 

By the end of the course you will be equipped with the tools to craft authentic performances for stage and screen. 

Format

Full time, Monday - Friday, 22 weeks

Auditions

Auditioning is free and we will respond within 1 week

Key takeaway

Personalised, practical training in stage and screen acting

Entry requirements

Must be 18+ with conversational English

Equip yourself with tools to:

1. Create brilliant, compelling and unforgettable characters for stage and screen.  

2. Challenge your limits as an artist.

3. Stand out, be seen, be heard, and make your mark as an actor.    

COURSE STRUCTURE

Over the course of 22 weeks you will work with a committed group of dynamic acting students learning in an intensive group setting. 

We'll cover core acting techniques including modules uniquely designed to set up you up for industry success:

TERM 1 FOCUS

  • Acting Techniques - Stage and Screen
  • Monologues - Classical and modern
  • Dance & Movement for Actors
  • Voice work
  • Scene study
  • Filmmaking 
  • Playwriting & Screenwriting
  • Digital Storytelling including Podcasting & Voice-Over Acting
  • Text work includes: Shakespeare, Spoken Word Poetry, Rap, Contemporary Plays & Screenplays. 

TERM 2 FOCUS

  • In-the-room Audition Technique 
  • Self Taping Audition Technique
  • Cold Reading
  • Rehearsals
  • End of Course Productions 
  • Industry Insights Workshops

MODULE BREAKDOWN

ACTING TECHNIQUES

Learn fundamental and advanced acting-skills. Practioner-based techniques will guide you through as you expore classical and contemporary texts from a modern perspective.

DANCE & MOVEMENT

Explore physical expression, relaxation and stillness. Translate movement into script work to best represent your character.

VOICE WORK

Work on breathing techniques to root the voice and emotions. With a singing specialist you will learn how to gain colour and expression in the voice. Explore vocal modulation, articulation, pitch, pace, rhythm and tone. Apply voice to text and character.

IN-THE-ROOM AND SELF TAPING AUDITION TECHNIQUE

Benefit from a complete guide to self-taping and what to expect at an in-person audition. Experience an Industry masterclass with leading actors, casting directors and agents.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS WORKSHOPS 

Understand how the industry works: who’s who, common mistakes & best approaches to everything from audition technique to getting an agent. Get expert advice collated from dozens of interviews with industry-insiders, everything actors need to do to find work.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Create and produce your own short videos for social media with guidance from industry tutors. Perform informal showcases for friends and family and rehearse your way to a larger end-of-course stage - professionally shot and edited.

HOW TO AUDITION

To audition please submit a video monologue. Choose a piece of classical or modern text in prose, poetry or rap. You are welcome to use published, produced or self-written text. Make sure your voice is clear and your performance is directed to the camera. You may have an off-camera reader but there should be no scene partner. Audition must be between 2 and 3 minutes in length

Submit today via the link below and we'll get back to you within 1 week.

Our team will be in touch within days. Actors selected for a recall - the second round of auditions - will be invited to London to perform your piece in front of the course facilitators. If you're not able to make it to London we'll arrange a video conference call. 

AUDITION TIPS: Play your age. From your monologue, rap or spoken-word poem play a character you could be cast for in the real world. 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR? 

Passionate performers and creators with raw talent who make bold artistic choices. And who display a commitment, conviction and curiosity in their work. 

Your Course Leaders

Your Career

Our Acting Foundation - 6 months prepares you for a world of classical, contemporary and avant garde theatre, film, television and radio. Previous City Academy students have gone on to acquire roles on stage and screen, perform at leading festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe and secure places at leading Drama Schools.

This course will launch you into the creative industries with the confidence and skills to make the work you want to make. You will be equipped with the tools to audition for Drama School or forge a creative career in the arts.

FAQs

What level should I be at to study the Acting Foundation - 6 month?

This course is for those at with some prior acting who are either looking to work in the industry or to embark on full-time study.

What are my prospects after this course?

Following the course you'll be equipped with the skills to perform on stage & screen. You'll also leave with knowledge about how the industry works and how to carve a career for yourself. This course has a strong focus on creating your own work.

Will there be any extra work expected outside lesson time?

There will be homework assignments that will help you to develop the skills learnt in each lesson. You’ll have lines to learn and characters to develop. It is important to complete these assignments in order to get the most from the course.

Spread the cost

Interest-free payments to suit you.

At City Academy we are very happy to offer you flexible, interest-free payment plans to spread the cost for you. 

Please call our friendly Student Services team to arrange a payment plan, or fill in the form below and we will contact you. 

Call our team on 0207 042 8833 or contact us using the button below and we will get in touch with you shortly. 

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
2 Oct - 15 Mar Mon 10:00-17:00 22 weeks (Monday - Friday) Rob Ostlere City Academy, Farringdon £8,750.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
2 Oct - 15 Mar Mon 10:00-17:00 22 weeks (Monday - Friday) Rob Ostlere City Academy, Farringdon £8,750.00
Book Now
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Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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