What's the Acting for Live and Recorded Media course about?
This programme has been designed to prepare students for work in theatre and the related mediated industries of television, film and radio performance. The course will allow students to experience a range of disciplines pertinent to today's actor and the professional industry. The college has two theatres, two performance venues and an outdoor, covered, amphitheatre, all the theatres are used for student productions and are supported by the professional technical team.
The actor training programme is rooted in the training systems of Stanislavski. Within this you will explore practitioners such as Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner and Max Stafford-Clark to name a few. Students will follow a rigorous training programme that develops the actors movement, vocal, analytical and acting skills. These transferable performance skills are developed throughout the training to meet the needs of a range of texts, mediums and of the professional industry.
Students receive assistance from the college in many ways, including portfolio and showreel production, audition preparation, and audition alerts.
Students are assessed through a combination of practical work and written assessment. The dissertation process has an optional part practical strand as well the traditional written option.
Students are assessed through a combination of practical work (80%) and written assessment (20%) - the course culminates in a 5000-word extended essay.
What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?
This programme trains actors for the professional theatre and its allied media industries and also provides excellent opportunities for students to progress to postgraduate studies. We have a strong progression rate for students progressing into employment, the Arden Theatre school has close links with agents which students will have exposure to throughout their third year. A professional development programme is embedded into the third year of the course which helps students in making the transition from training into the industry.
How do I apply?
All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system.
Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.