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1 Year Diploma in Acting (Full-Time)

1 Year Diploma in Acting (Full-Time)
23rd September 2018 – 3rd July 2019
September 2019 – July 2020
Sundays 1.00pm – 8.00pm,
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30am – 5.30pm
Fee: £10,400 per annum (including 1-2-1 singing lessons)

This intensive new course provides a thorough grounding in the basic principles of acting. The work of the great acting practitioners will be explored in detail including Michael Chekhov, Uta Hagen and Stanislavski. You will work on stripping away inhibitions, finding neutral, learn to understand yourself and to be open, flexible and receptive to others. You must be willing to explore yourselves in depth, to be committed and open to developing your artistic identity and process, liberated in your creative energies.

This vocational course develops technical skills through workshops, masterclasses and performance projects. Scene Study will include the works of iconic playwrights including Shakespeare, Chekhov and Tennesse Williams. You will also work on the great 20th Century playwrights including Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill and Tom Stoppard.

Whilst training as actors, you will begin your vocal training on a purely technical level. Associated Studios delivers some of the best vocal training in the country. Actors will benefit from the close connection the studio has to current voice science and some of the country’s top vocal coaches. You will receive one-to-one singing lessons with top vocal coaches.

Courses at Associated Studios provide unparalleled individual attention in order to develop you as a person, as an individual and as an artist. You will need to be prepared to work hard, push yourself to the limit and be available to grow and learn.

All our coaches are leading industry practitioners including Directors, Musical Directors, Vocal Coaches, Movement Coaches, Choreographers, Writers, Composers and experienced Performers (see Meet the Team on our website).

Associated Studios is a young school, founded by Principal Leontine Hass in 2007. In that time Associated Studios has paved a path for excellence in teaching, course content which reflects industry requirements and passionate attention to the creative journey of individuals. Recent graduates of Associated Studios have worked for BBC television, ITV, Chanel 4, The National Theatre and secured leads and ensemble roles in London’s top theatres. Many Associated Studios alumni are now well-known actors and singers. Some have taken up producing, writing and directing and are enjoying notable careers.

Our patrons, Jeremy Irons, Sir Tim Rice, Rory Bremner, Timothy West, Jeremy Herrin, Scott Alan and Rosalind Plowright OBE are hands on and often teach at the Studio. Masterclasses have included the likes of Patrick Stewart, Peter Kosminski, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Irons, Simon Cowell, Sir Richard Eyre, Timothy West and many more.

One of the distinctive features of training at Associated Studios is that we are committed to only accepting a small intake of students. Class sizes and year groups are strictly limited to 12-18. Associated Studios do not have glamorous buildings, an enormous infrastructure and countless admin staff. We are a small organization led by creatives and industry practitioners. Our studios offer a comfortable, bright working environment. Student fees are channelled into delivering unparalleled training and teaching excellence by eminent industry practitioners.

Acting Course Outline

Performers will be guided through the course with the following objectives:

  • Discovering who you are as an artist and taking ownership of that
  • Developing a practice to navigate through text and improvisation that is grounded in truthful behaviour.
  • Freeing your voice and body through the process of constantly re-activating your imagination and connecting to your impulses.
  • Understanding and practising the principles of being a professional working actor and the work ethic required for a successful career

Classes include:

  • Movement classes including Laban, Improvisation, Expressive Movement and working on your body including how to move on stage and in space
  • Script Analysis
  • Improvisation Classes encouraging your creativity, spontaneity and ability to respond authentically
  • Sensory Awareness
  • Meisner Technique
  • Alexander Technique
  • Scene Study including work on classical and modern repertoire, Shakespeare, Chekhov and contemporary classics
  • Classes to explore sight-reading, self-taping, and screen work
  • Voice/Accent work
  • Singing Technique
  • One to one singing lessons with top vocal coaches
  • The Business of Acting
  • Alexander Technique
  • Pilates Classes

Industry classes include:

  • Sessions with Agents, Casting Directors and Industry experts
  • Marketing classes teaching you how to write a good industry standard CV, getting your head shots right, agents, theatre terminology and other skills
  • A showing for Agents and Casting Directors
  • Industry Panels
  • The public performance of scenes or a play
  • New writing projects

The Associated Studios Acting Diploma

Students will be assessed in classes and projects throughout the course and marked accordingly. Those students who successfully achieve the required standard will be awarded an Associated Studios Diploma.

To apply:

Please apply using the form below, or e-mail your CV, headshot and a covering letter to info@associatedstudios.co.uk

Individual Audition Fee: £40 (non-refundable)

Please prepare two contrasting monologues (one classical and one contemporary) and one a Capella song . The song and the monologues should be no longer than 3 mins each.

 

Associated Studios is a young school, founded by Principal Leontine Hass in 2007.  In that time Associated Studios has paved a path for excellence in teaching, delivering course content which reflects industry requirements and passionately providing attention to the creative journeys of individuals. Recent graduates of Associated Studios have worked for BBC television, ITV, Channel 4, the National Theatre and secured leads and ensemble roles in London’s top theatres. Many Associated Studios alumni are now well-known actors and singers. Some have taken up producing, writing and directing, enjoying notable careers.

Our patrons, Jeremy Irons, Sir Tim Rice, Rory Bremner, Timothy West, Jeremy Herrin, Scott Alan and Rosalind Plowright OBE are hands on and often teach at the Studio. Masterclasses have included the likes of Patrick Stewart, Peter Kosminski, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Irons, Simon Cowell, Sir Richard Eyre, Timothy West and many more.

One of the distinctive features of training at Associated Studios is that we are committed to only accepting a small intake of students. Year groups are strictly limited to 12-18. Associated Studios buildings are unpretentious offering a comfortable, bright working environment. We are a small organization led by eminent creatives and industry practitioners, providing accessible training to a diverse range of talented, aspiring performers.

DETAILS


 

Date: September 23, 2018

Duration: 1 year

Days/Times: Sundays – Wednesdays

Fee: £10,400

Attendance: Full-time

Address: Associated Studios, The Hub @ St Alban’s Fulham, 2 Margravine Road, London W6 8HJ

Phone: 020 7385 2038

Email: info@associatedstudios.co.uk