Acting Technique 1 develops fundamental acting skills in actors. Using fundamentals from the Meisner Technique and BEATTM during this stage actors will:
– Learn how to connect with their emotions
– Take the first steps to training their ’emotional instrument’
– Develop their artistic instinct
– Learn how to connect ‘truthfully’ with other actors
Teaching Modules for Acting Technique 1 are as follows:
– Activities & Door Exercises
3 Terms/36 weeks, 1 x 3hr acting class weekly
In this module, actors are taught how to apply the fundamental and core acting skills they developed in Acting Technique 1. The Scene Study module can be thought of as the application of those skills to text work. In this module actors will: – Learn about story and character – Form an understanding of character ‘doings’ – Practice scene analysis techniques – Perform scenes in front of an audience – Fundamentals of Beat Emotional Access Technique ( BEATTM)
Teaching Modules for Scene Study 1 are as follows: – Story – Scene Study – BEATTM
Acting Technique 2 focuses on relationship work and emotional preparation. The skills learnt in this module extend the actor’s ability to portray characters powerfully on stage. In Acting Technique 2, actors will: – Gain insight and understanding of their own relationships – Develop techniques for relationship development in acting – Build on techniques learnt in the previous stage in order to establish deeper connections with other actors on stage -Develop skills in emotional prep to help fuel performance
Teaching Modules for Acting Technique 2 are as follows: – Relationships – Activities & Door Exercises – Emotional Preparation – Advanced Repetition
In this module, actors are taught how to apply the acting skills they developed in Acting Technique 2 to scene work. The Scene Study module can thought of as the application of those those acting skills to text. In this module actors will: – Develop more advanced scene study skills – Learn to create compelling character portrayals – Learn to deliver monologues powerfully – Expand on key performance capabilities – Perform scenes in front of an audience as part of the Industry Showcase (Term 3)
Teaching Modules for Scene Study 2 are as follows: – Monologues – Advanced Scene Study – Performance
Voice 2 is a tailor made module, designed to help you further strengthen your vocal instrument. Voice 2 looks to build on the work of Voice 1, deepening the understanding of your instrument and the skills required to make clear vocal choices. Voice 2 will have a greater emphasis on text and how we use our words, sounds, and rhetoric to create a dynamic vocal landscape that paints pictures.
In Screen Acting 2, students will learn more advanced screen acting skills to help them navigate set life. Students find this module invaluable since in addition to key competencies in camera work, it helps them understand screen acting in the wider context of the film industry. The Screen Acting module comprises teaching units in:
Professionalism on set
Business of Acting
The Film Industry
Module Length 3 Terms/36 weeks, 1 x 2hr 45min acting class weekly
The Final Year Showcase is an event for industry professionals and takes place at a central London theatre venue. Past showcases have taken place at the Tristan Bates Theatre. The focus of the showcase, is to bring together everything you have learned throughout your training and to showcase your abilities in front of talent agents, casting directors and other industry professionals.
You will be preparing for the Final Year Showcase during Term 3 of the Scene Study 2 module.
The FilmCase Course is designed to equip graduates with showreel material as they finish their training. Students are able to apply what they have learnt during Screen Acting modules into their showreel performances. Bespoke scenes are created for graduating actors, taking into account casting types and the student’s own preferences as regards story, style and characterisation. Scenes are screened at the Graduation Industry Showcase, giving invited agents and industry professionals an opportunity to see not only the stagecraft, but also the screen acting skills of graduating actors. The module includes: – Casting type consultation – Consultation with the writer – Bespoke showreel script development (2page script) – Showreel production
£750 (this fee is additional extra to course fees)
We understand that students may have other obligations such as full time work. As a result, we the course to run in the evenings freeing up students to work during the day and on the weekends.
The course consists of 72 teaching weeks
(36 weeks in Yr1, 36 weeks in Yr2).
Course session: 4 Evenings per week,
Monday – Thursday
We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to our courses. Students must however be fluent in English. Non-native English speakers are encouraged to take additional classes in RP. The Studio runs one-on-one Skype coaching sessions that can be booked individually by non-native English speakers.
Year 1 - £4,032
Year 2 - £4,732
Course fees are paid upfront prior to the beginning of each year. A £500 is payable to secure your spot.
We are committed to helping actors who may not be in a financial position to forward advance payments on the Drama Course. As a result we are able to offer students the ability to pay on a monthly instalment basis.
There are 2 ways to
apply to the course:
1. Apply to the Drama Course, by completing an Online Application Form. Along with your application you are required to submit a short video. On the basis of your submission material, you may be invited to send a self-tape . You will be informed of the outcome of your application within a few weeks.
2. Apply to the Drama Course, having been invited following successful completion of the Foundations Course.
Following successful completion of the Foundations Course, you will be eligible to join the Drama Course without an audition/self-tape process. (However, you must still submit an application form).
You will be formally invited to join the Drama Course provided you satisfy the minimum performance criteria set out below:
90% attendance rate,
obtained a Pass grade on assigned tasks and homework,
a willingness to be open and to engage with course material,
a focus and genuine interest to become a professional actor.
There are 3 Application Rounds for the 2024 Academic Year:
Submit your application early to ensure your place in the course.
Once we receive your application and you are accepted into the program, you will need to send your £500 non-refundable deposit to confirm your spot.Please note:
If all places in the course are filled early in the year, subsequent Application Rounds may not be opened.
The Actors Door Studio operates as an adult teaching environment. You understand that in joining our courses, your child may be exposed to adult language, adult concepts, swearing, sexual references and nudity.