The training of the actor is a rigorous, multi-faceted discipline involving mind, body, and emotion. It is also in demand more than ever across a broad range of performance events. Professional
The training of the actor is a rigorous, multi-faceted discipline involving mind, body, and emotion. It is also in demand more than ever across a broad range of performance events. Professional acting careers can be sustained in theatre, film, television, and many other forms of media. Actors can use their skills and intelligence to re-interpret the great classics of the world, as well as create innovative, authentic, and thought-provoking portrayals on stage and screen.
This performance-based programme offers quality training in all essential elements: acting, voice and movement techniques, together with imaginative, improvisational, and research skills. Theory is balanced with practice and applied to dramatic literature, script analysis, world theatre, and cinema. LASALLE aims to graduate thinking, expressive actors, informed and creative, with the ability to work across genres, media, and performance cultures.
Through classes, projects, workshops, and productions, the course develops your abilities to work in an ensemble environment and with awareness of your own imaginative resources. The programme collaborates with other faculties, especially The Puttnam School of Film, which is part of LASALLE’s Faculty of Media Arts, and offers rich training within a wide cultural and historical context. You will participate in a variety of fully-mounted productions directed by international professionals in a range of theatre spaces.
Level 1 considers the relationship between body, voice and mind, and develops physical presence. The unique feature of Level 1 is the Asian Theatre Project and intensive stylistic workshops – from Kathakali to Noh Theatre.
Level 2 reinforces the interdependence of the elements that make up the actor’s processes. You are guided on a personal work method, through continuous engagement with productions – from Shakespeare to Shepherd.
Level 3 operates as a theatre company, with ensemble members, comprising final year students, experiencing a range of roles, styles, genres, and disciplines. You refine your art form with a strong focus on your individual strengths.
- Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level. 2 ‘A’ Level/H2 subjects and a pass in General Paper. Alternative English qualification: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 80
- Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant discipline
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
Minimum Requirements for Entry into a BA(Hons) Level 2 Programme
- A relevant diploma in the field or discipline.
- Your portfolio or audition must be exceptionally strong and demonstrate prior formal training in the relevant arts discipline. The transcript from your diploma course must demonstrate that you have read and passed the equivalents of essential LASALLE modules.
Alternative English Language Qualifications*
- IELTS: 6.0
- TOEFL - iBT: 80
*For applicants from countries where English is not the main language, or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.
PORTFOLIO & INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS
- Applicants must perform two contrasting speeches from memory and in English. One of the speeches should be from a Shakespearean play and the other from a more contemporary play, in more standard modern English.
- The combined duration of the speeches should not exceed five minutes.
Things to consider
- In preparing for the auditions, you are advised to have read the plays from which the speeches are taken beforehand, and to select speeches that are appropriate for your age and experience.
- Please note that you may be asked to improvise or sight read.
What we are looking for
The assessment of your audition will be based on your acting, vocal and movement abilities, as well as your potential to develop as a professional in your chosen discipline.
You do not have to appear like a ‘finished’, polished performer. We are looking for an honest connection with the words and thoughts of the piece you have chosen, and a capacity for that connection to be expressed through your body and voice.
That said, you must know your piece well, and play it with fullness and clarity, in order to be considered for the programme.