Short Courses for Adults

For further information on any of the below, please contact the short course administrator Marchia Abokie on marchia.abokie@oldvic.ac.uk or phone 0117 980 9252.

Please note the minimum age for all these courses is 17yrs.

We welcome applications from students with special needs. Applicants should provide full and accurate details of their needs and we may ask you to come to the school for an interview before acceptance onto the course.

WATCH A VIDEO OF STUDENTS FROM THE 2014 SHORT ACTING COURSE - SEE THEM IN ACTION HERE!.


SHORT ACTING COURSES FOR 17YRS+

ACTING IN CONTEMPORARY DRAMA - £450 PER WEEK

2017 dates:

Monday 17 - Friday 21 July

Course Details:

An intensive week long course in the craft of modern acting.

You will be learning how to read and analyse a script in order to create an appropriate and believable character.

We will study the chemistry of human relationships and the communication of beliefs and feelings in order to portray the message of the play and what it is saying to the audience.

This course is exciting, rewarding, educational and life enhancing, and hopefully, a lot of fun!

General information:

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is a leading British drama school and our standards are professional and exacting. We encourage you to commit fully to the demands of the course and present and conduct yourself accordingly. We will inform you which play you will be working on no later than one week prior to the commencement of the course. Please be aware that rehearsals can sometimes overrun and go on longer than timetabled.

The normal day is from 10am to 6pm

Accommodation:

The Short Courses are non-residential however a list of local accommodation can be sent to you once you have been offered a place on the course.

To apply please download the application form here: Short Acting Courses Application form



ACTING IN SHAKESPEARE PLAYS- £450 PER WEEK

2017 dates:

Monday 24 - Friday 28 July

Course Details:

Shakespeare is arguably "one of the greatest geniuses that ever existed".

Our aim in this week long course is to make his work accessible to all. We will explore the vagaries and complexieties of the language in order to expose the brilliant characters, fantastic sorties and emotional realities that have made Shakespeare the worlds most celebrated playwright.

"All the world's a stage"...join us, join in, and play one of the "many parts".

General information:

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is a leading British drama school and our standards are professional and exacting. We encourage you to commit fully to the demands of the course and present and conduct yourself accordingly. We will inform you which play you will be working on no later than one week prior to the commencement of the course. Please be aware that rehearsals can sometimes overrun and go on longer than timetabled.

The normal day is from 10am to 6pm

Accommodation:

The Short Courses are non-residential however a list of local accommodation can be sent to you once you have been offered a place on the course.

To apply please download the application form here: Short Acting Courses Application form



SING OUT!

Dates for 2017: Monday 24 - Friday 28 July 2017

Cost - £450 PER WEEK

Course details:

A five day singing course to develop and explore your singing voice, giving you technical tips to strengthen your voice, extend your range, and give you greater confidence in your singing voice.

We will look at a wide range of repertoire and styles through group singing, with optional opportunities for solo work.

An unmissable chance to come and sing, explore, and have fun!

Accommodation:

The Short Courses are non-residential however a list of local accommodation can be sent to you once you have been offered a place on the course.

To apply please download the application form here: SING OUT! Application form



ACTING FOR CAMERA SHORT COURSES 2017:

Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 March

Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 April

Wednesday 12 - Friday 14 July

Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 July

Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 September

All £395 per three day course

An exciting three day intensive course working with industry professionals

The course culminates in the shooting of a scene with a professional director and crew for use in your showreel. You will receive a personalised DVD and Data Disc of your scene.

Spaces are limited to 6 per course with a student/staff ration of 3 to 1

The normal day is from 10am to 6pm

Accommodation:

The Short Courses are non-residential however a list of local accommodation can be sent to you once you have been offered a place on the course.

To apply please download the application form here: Acting for Camera Application form


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