Joining the unique ATA programme means you will spend part of your three years of study in the United States. In both the UK and US, you will perform roles in public productions directed by professional American and British practitioners, exploring a comprehensive range of disciplines, including acting for camera, musical theatre, directing, playwriting, and children’s theatre. You will be closely tutored in a practical approach to the American ‘classics’ – including plays by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and David Mamet – while also having the chance to work with experienced playwrights and composers on new work. Naturally, the programme also offers an excellent academic grounding in the history, politics and multi-ethnic culture of the United States.
An integral part of your training on the ATA is the time you’ll spend in the USA.
Currently, we offer semesters at these leading theatre departments:
- Centre College, Kentucky
- Columbia College, Chicago
- Stephen F Austin State University, Texas
- Syracuse University, New York
- University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Once you are equipped with an understanding of the traditions and innovations of American theatre and performance, you will be able to bring that understanding to the study and practice of theatre in Europe and beyond. You will play a part in increasing awareness of the parallel and collaborative development of American and European performance arts and in the vibrant trans-Atlantic interchange of theatre practices.
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The College also holds auditions for all UK applicants at the campus in Sidcup. UK applications should be made via UCAS.
1 semester is spent in the USA at the following prestigious institutions:
Centre College in Kentucky, Columbia College in Chicago, Stephen F Austin State University in Texas, Syracuse University in New York State, and University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Late August, 2013.
Suggested A-Levels or equivalent subjects: English, Theatre Studies, History, Psychology, Drama. All applicants are invited for an audition. See Admissions information for more information.
How to Apply
Please apply through UCAS:
Institution code name: Rose
Institution application code: R51
Programme code: W423
Graduates have gone on to perform on stage and screen in the UK and US, to win awards as playwrights and directors, to work as technicians and administrators for leading television and theatre producers, and to create their own companies, Shady Dolls and Kamichi Plan.