FLEXIBLE

PAY PER MODULE

The Actors Door Studio currently offers students a unique opportunity to create their own training experience by allowing them the flexibility to book each study module on a yearly term basis. Students who choose this option, will progress through courses at their own pace.

Students on the Flexible Study Option who successfully complete and pass all stages of the Part Time Drama Course, (including the Foundations Course) within 3 years, may be invited to join a Final Year Industry Showcase. These students, will be awarded the Part Time Drama Course certificate at the end of their study:

Part Time Drama Course certification:

  • Foundations in Acting Course
  • Acting Technique 1
  • Scene Study 1
  • Screen Acting 1
  • Voice 1
  • Movement 1 
  • Acting Technique 2
  • Scene Study 2
  • Screen Acting 2
  • Voice 2
  • Movement 2
  • Scene Study 2
  • Final Year Industry Showcase

Drama Course certification will grant you eligibility to join Spotlight.

Please note, you must complete all Year 1 modules to advance to Year 2 modules. Please see the descriptions below for each individual module.

Course Modules

Toggle the titles below to read the descriptions of each stage and module.

FOUNDATIONS IN ACTING

Your journey at the Actors Door Studio begins with the 5 week Foundations program. This short, but intensive, acting course is designed to take students through the first stages of training in the acting technique we teach at the studio. Foundation courses are intended to prepare students for the core training program taught in the Drama Course. You must successfully complete the Foundations program in order to be eligible for entry into the Flex Study Option offered at the Actors Door Studio.

Teaching Modules for the Foundations Stage are as follows:

  • Introduction to Beck Emotional Access Technique (BEAT)
  • Understanding as a method acting approach to acting
  • Taking the First Thing exercise
  • Repetition
  • Scene Study
  • Screen Acting

COURSE LENGTH

The course is delivered via 3 time options: 1 week intensive / 2 week intensive / 5 week short course

2 x 2.5 hrs classes per week

REQUIREMENTS

There are no previous acting experience requirements to join this entry level course! If you are brand new to acting, this can prove to be a significant advantage. You will be ready to take on the course without the possibility of previous training interfering with new acting skills.

ADMISSION DATES

The Actors Door Studio runs Foundations courses throughout the year. See the current class schedule for details of the next scheduled course intake dates.

FEE

£390

ACTING TECHNIQUE 1

Acting Technique 1 develops fundamental acting skills in actors. Using fundamentals from the Meisner Technique and BEAT, 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 Stage 1 are as follows:

  • Repetition
  • Activities & Door Exercises

MODULE LENGTH

3 Terms/36 weeks, 1 x 3.5hr acting class weekly

FEE

£1,260 (payable in monthly instalments)

SCENE STUDY 1

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

Teaching Modules for Scene Study 1 are as follows:

  • Story
  • Scene Study
  • Performance

MODULE LENGTH

3 Terms/36 weeks, 1 x 3.5hr acting class weekly

FEE

£1,260 (payable in monthly instalments)

VOICE 1 + MOVEMENT 1

Voice 1 will explore the basic foundations of relaxation and best vocal practise. Classes will complement skill development in acting as well as increasing confidence and personal presence.

Movement 1 has been specifically designed to reflect your acting training, taking you outside your physical comfort zone.

MODULE LENGTH

3 Terms/36 weeks, 1 x 1.5hr Voice class weekly, and 1 x 1.5hr Movement class weekly

FEE

£1,260 (payable in monthly instalments)

SCREEN ACTING 1

Acting for the screen involves learning a set of specialist skills that actors need to develop, in addition to core stage acting competencies. The Screen Acting module comprises teaching units in:

  • Screen Acting theory
  • On camera practice
  • Audition and Self tape

MODULE LENGTH

3 Terms/36 weeks, 1 x 3.5hr Screen Acting class weekly

FEE

£1,260 (payable in monthly instalments)

ACTING TECHNIQUE 2

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
  • Activity & Door Exercises
  • Emotional Preparation
  • Repetition

MODULE LENGTH

36 weeks, 1 x 3.5hr acting class weekly

FEE

£1,260 (payable in monthly instalments)

SCENE STUDY 2

In this module, actors are taught how to apply the 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:

  • Scene Study
  • Monologues
  • Performance

MODULE LENGTH

36 weeks, 1 x 3.5hr acting class weekly

FEE

£1,260 (payable in monthly instalments)

VOICE 2 + MOVEMENT 2

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.

Movement 2 has been specifically designed to reflect your acting training, teaching you elements that will help you connect with the other actors on stage.

MODULE LENGTH

3 Terms/36 weeks, 1 x 1.5hr Voice class weekly, and 1 x 1.5hr Movement class weekly

FEE

£1,260 (payable in monthly instalments)

SCREEN ACTING 2

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:

  • Set environment
  • Set survival
  • Continuity
  • Professionalism on set
  • Business of Acting
  • The Film Industry

MODULE LENGTH

36 weeks, 1 x 3.5hr screen acting class weekly

FEE

£1,260 (payable in monthly instalments)

FINAL YEAR INDUSTRY SHOWCASE

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.

MODULE LENGTH

You will be preparing for the Final Year Showcase during Term 3 of the Scene Study 2 module.

FILMCASE (Optional)

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:

  • Weekly classes
  • Casting type consultation
  • Consultation with the writer
  • Bespoke showreel script development (2page script)
  • Showreel production

MODULE LENGTH

12 weeks

FEE

£750 (this fee is additional extra to course fees)

SESSION TIMES

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.

Course session times are:
Monday – Thursday 5:45pm – 9:45pm

NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS

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.

Fees

Variable depending on selected Modules. Please see individuals modules for fees above or on the Acting Technique 1 Booking page. Prices displayed are for the 2011/2022 academic and may be subject to change in the 2022/2023 academic year.

Payments

Payments for each module must be made before the next academic year commences. This year we are excited to offer students the possibility to pay their fees via a convenient payment plan:

PAY AN INITIAL DEPOSIT FOR EACH MODULE YOU BOOK, THEN

PAY MONTHLY INSTALMENTS FOR EACH MODULE SELECTED

Applications

You do not need to apply to join the Flexible Study option. You will be eligible to join this study option upon successful completion of the Foundations Course. Provided you meet our minimum performance criteria*, a formal invitation will be emailed to you inviting you to join the course.

If you are ready to get started, follow the link below to book the Foundations Acting Course, the first step on the Flexible Course.

*Minimum performance criteria include: 80% attendance rate, completion of assigned tasks and homework, a willingness to be open and to engage with course material.