With a focus on both Acting and Musical Theatre, our aim is to get you ahead of the game. By preparing you for anything that might be thrown your way, we want to give you the best possible chance to Get Into Drama School.
Taught by leading drama school tutors, this course will give you comprehensive knowledge into exactly what drama schools are looking for, advice on how to apply, help with your audition material and a unique insight into the audition process itself, culminating in an individual final MOCK AUDITION.
As well as proving your ability, you need to show you are passionate, motivated and, above all, ready to integrate into a group and tackle two – three years of intense professional training.
What to expect at your audition
If it’s your first time applying, the auditions themselves can be somewhat of a mystery. Our professional tutors will give you all the inside knowledge about your audition, enabling you to respond strongly and positively to anything and everything that might be thrown at you.
The Golden Rules
However talented you are, you can still jeopardise your chances without the right focus and attitude. We will cover all the essential “do’s and don’ts” of auditioning to ensure you are confident and assured, avoiding any easy but costly mistakes.
Warming up/Managing nerves
Inevitably, you will be nervous. It’s only natural. All performers need a shot of adrenaline to do their best work. However, too often nerves get in the way and can hinder the best of us. You will learn strategies, techniques and exercises to help you manage your anxiety, so that you can channel it positively into your performance and show your full potential.
If you make it to the final round of recall auditions you will likely be set a task working with other applicants. You will be observed on abilities such as sight-reading and teamwork. You may also be given a movement task. We will give you lots of practice so you can be confident at every stage of the audition process.
At the heart of the course will be your individual mock audition.
After working individually with our teaching staff and having had the chance to process and practice all the information and advice we have to offer, you will take part in an audition conducted as though it were the real thing.
In front of our panel of tutors you will receive in depth feedback on your audition technique, as well as first hand experience into what a drama school audition is really like.
Mock auditions will take place on Sunday.
To find out what you should prepare, please download our Course Information Pack.
Every drama school requires you to have an application photo.
In addition to the course, we are offering you a one-to-one session with our industry professional photographer in which you will receive a professional headshot to use for your application.
Having a strong and confident headshot will reinforce your statement of intent, helping you stand out (head and shoulders!) above the crowd.
Our professional headshot sessions cost just £35.
Between them our tutors have auditioned over 50,000 applicants.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Tom is Voice Tutor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has also worked with the RSC as Voice Coach. As an actor, he has played lead roles at the National Theatre, Royal Court, Royal Exchange and in the West End.
Head of Dance and Movement
Guildford School Of acting
Having trained at the Bush Davies School of Performing Arts Phyllida has enjoyed a successful career as a performer in theatre, film, TV and Radio. Her West End credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fame, Grease, Cats and Phantom of the Opera.
Bristol Old Vic
Gary is the Head of Bristol Old Vic’s Foundation Course, and was Senior Voice and Dialect Coach at the school for 20 years. He has taught at many of the top London drama schools.
Phillip is Singing and Repertoire Tutor at Arts Ed, and prior to this was Singing Tutor at Mountview for 8 years. As well as a successful career as a performer, singer, conductor and Musical Director, Phillip has also worked at Central School of Speech and Drama, GSA and London Studio Centre.
Guildford School of Acting
Julian is Head of Musical Theatre at GSA and is a prominent theatre director, playwright and lyricist. His extensive directing credits include work in the West End and internationally and he is the author of the highly successful How Musicals Work.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Mark has been a theatre producer for 12 years and in that time he has auditioned over 10,000 actors. In 2005 Mark created “The Lord Chamberlains Men”, a company which performs Shakespeare to over 40,000 audience members a year.
17th – 18th October 2020
Saturday: 10:15am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:15am – 6:00pm
*The times are the same for both Musical Theatre and Acting students
To find out what to prepare and for places to stay, please download our Course Information Pack.
The entire 2-day course fee is £245.
This includes all classes, individual advice, tuition, group workshops, your MOCK AUDITION and an in depth Drama School Question & Answer session.
Professional application headshots are an additional £35.