Acting in Contemporary Drama Study the craft of modern acting.
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Courses

Acting in Contemporary Drama

Key Information
  • Dates

    19 July  – 23 July 2021

  • Cost

    £475 for the week

  • Duration

    5 days, full-time

Course Overview

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 has proved to be immensely popular over the past few years and we have enjoyed gratifying feedback from our students.

For anyone over the age of 17 with an interest in acting, ranging from those thinking of applying for full time training or those who act ‘just for the fun of it’.

After all your hard work during the week, you are invited to a celebratory buffet, when you will also have the chance to chat and mingle with teaching staff who can provide further advice, help and information if required.

Times

This is a full-time, week-long course. Morning classes run between 10:00 and 13:30 and afternoon classes run 14:30 to 18:00. Please note that Monday registration takes place at 09:45.

For the remainder of the week, you are invited to arrive in time for a voice and movement warm-up at 09:30, if you wish to take part.

Please note that afternoon sessions can sometimes over-run past 18:00.

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The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is a leading British Drama School

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 continue longer than timetabled.

 

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Working relationships made at BOVTS often extend beyond the course, design commission rates are excellent, it’s fantastic to see the graduates embracing successful and rewarding careers as Performance Designers in a professional environment. Angela Davies, Head of Performance Design