Acting Summer Foundation Course: 10 Weeks Improve your acting skills and abilities


Acting Summer Foundation Course: 10 Weeks

Key Information
  • Course Dates

    Mon 17 Jul 2023 – Fri 22 Sep 2023

  • Course Fee


  • Age Requirements


Course overview

Applications for the 2023 Acting Summer Foundation Course are now closed. Please check in Autumn 2023 for information about applying for 2024 .

The Acting Foundation Course at BOVTS is a 10-week intensive experience of life in a world-class drama school.

You are fully immersed in a programme which mirrors the curriculum of current BA and MFA students. You work with core staff members, alongside practitioners active within Theatre, Film and TV industries. This course is designed to give you full insight into the training offered at BOVTS, and the chance to develop your performance skills in a world class drama school.

Students are taught through a mixture of practical performance projects and masterclasses. You get the opportunity to learn acting, movement, voice, dialects, singing, improvisation, stage combat and scene study techniques.

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A short taster video to give you an idea of what to expect.

Headshot of Alumnus Daniel Day Lewis

A Prestigious History

For the past 70 years Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has trained successful actors and actresses in stage, film and recorded media.

Our alumni include Sir Daniel Day Lewis, Sir Patrick Stewart, Jeremy Irons, Naomie Harris, Olivia Colman, Amanda Redman, Faye Marsay, Miranda Richardson, Mark Strong, Patricia Routledge, Gene Wilder, Theo James and many more.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice