The three-term drama foundation course in classical and contemporary acting provides a comprehensive training in the foundations of acting.

Course Details

  • Length 1 year (3 terms)
  • Course Start September
  • Progression Students who are successful on this course may progress onto degree-level courses in drama or acting.
  • Tutor Support Specialist tutor support available 5 days a week.
  • Studio Access Students have access to our studios 7 days a week, from 8am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends.
  • How Your Work Is Assessed Visual and written assignments and projects.
  • Guest Lecturers Our course is enriched by programmed of lectures and workshops from a range of creative professionals.

What to Expect

The training will give you an insight into life at a conservatoire drama school as well as preparation for a performance course at university. The course is relevant if you are considering whether actor training at degree level is right for you.

The course is delivered through a combination of acting, movement, voice, scene study, devising and contextual studies classes, as well as workshops and masterclasses delivered by both in-house staff and visiting industry professionals. A key focus of the course is weekly one to one guidance for the preparation of classical and contemporary monologues, required for auditions at drama schools and for university performance courses.

This support is also suitable for those looking to develop confidence and skills for auditioning for employment.

Entry Requirements


17 years +

Educational Level

Successful completion of High School is needed or 1 x A level or an equivalent Level 3 qualification and 5 x GCSEs at grade 4 or grade C or equivalent, preferably in a relevant creative subject.

Students who do not meet these entry requirements will still be considered on their own individual potential to succeed.

English Level for International Students

IELTS 5.5+ (no element under 4.0)


An audition piece is required for entry to this course.

How We Teach

Throughout this course students will be taught through specialist workshops, guest lecturers, regular one-to-ones and group tutorials.

Subjects Taught

Acting, Voice, Text, Group Singing, Dance (jazz and ballet), Developmental Play, Physical Theatre, Theatre Laboratory, Scene Study, Audition Technique, Theatre in Context


  • RADA Bristol
  • Old Vic Theatre School
  • East 15
  • Rose Bruford
  • Manchester Met

Your Future

Each of our students receives assistance from our dedicated university officer to help with university applications. They are also supported with auditions.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated November 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
1 year
6,230 GBP
Home/EU per term. International Students: £9,180 per term
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