Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts

Introduction

The Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts (originally The School of the Science of Acting) was founded in 1991 by Sam Kogan in Holloway, London. For the last 27 years we have trained actors of the highest calibre for a life on stage and screen.

The Academy’s groundbreaking acting technique The Science of Acting is at the heart of all of our courses. Inspired by the work of Stanislavski, Sam developed the technique over a lifetime teaching and directing professional actors and students in the UK and Russia.

The technique is a detailed study of the fundamentals of an actor’s craft and by the time our students graduate they are ready for a life’s work in their chosen profession.

“I owe my career to Sam Kogan - his teachings, which were clear, distinct and inspirational, have been the bedrock of my professional career”

Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, Sherlock Holmes, Vera Drake...)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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3 Year Acting Course

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

From the first day of our 3 Year Acting Course, our students are immersed in the life of an actor. It is the most complete and thorough drama training that we (or anyone else) offer. [+]

From the first day of our 3 Year Acting Course, our students are immersed in the life of an actor. It is the most complete and thorough drama training that we (or anyone else) offer.

You will learn the basics of The Science of Acting early on in the course and spend the next 3 years expanding and honing your skill. To complement your acting classes you will also receive comprehensive training in a range of other disciplines including voice, movement, singing, dance (jazz, ballet & tap), acrobatics, acting for the camera, history of theatre and many more.

Our course offers students an unprecedented amount of performance experience and tutor feedback. Not only do we have a fourth term during the summer in which you will rehearse and perform a full length play every year (or two) directed by one of your tutors, but you will be constantly directed in shorter performance pieces during the year by fellow students on the Directing Module.... [-]


1 Year Acting Course

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

On our 1 Year Acting Course you will receive a thorough understanding of The Science of Acting and will receive all of the classes and performance opportunities included in the first year of the 3 Year Acting Course. [+]

On our 1 Year Acting Course you will receive a thorough understanding of The Science of Acting and will receive all of the classes and performance opportunities included in the first year of the 3 Year Acting Course. In the fourth term, you will perform in a full-length play (or two) directed by one of your tutors.

This course is a perfect foundation on which to build your acting career.

Entry to this course will be via the same audition process as the 3 Year Acting Course.

There are 4 terms: (see our website for more detailed dates)

Term 1: September – December Term 2: January – March Term 3: April – June Term 4: July – September

Fees: £10,450 (payable in termly installments)... [-]


The International Intensive Acting Course

Campus Full time 6 months October 2019 United Kingdom London

This course covers almost the same ground as the 1 Year Acting course with an emphasis on our trade-mark acting technique, The Science of Acting. [+]

We also offer an intensive 6 Month acting course for non-European Union students from countries eligible for a short study visa.

This course covers almost the same ground as the 1 Year Acting course with an emphasis on our trade-mark acting technique, The Science of Acting. From many years’ experience, we know that you will learn more about acting within a week on this or any other of our courses than on 3 years at any other school.

There are 2 terms: (see our website for more details)

Term 1: October – December Term 2: January – March

Fees: £5,350 in total (payable in 2 termly installments)

Guarantee

Because we are so confident that the training we offer is the best to be found anywhere in the world, all of our courses come with a unique guarantee:... [-]