Acting Intensive Course

  • Acting Intensive Course
  • Acting Intensive Course
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About this course


4 weeks

Term Start

2021 - Dates tbc

Entry Requirements

This course is advised for those with existing acting and performance experience or a first degree in Theatre or Performance.

The Acting Intensive offers up to 30 hours of contact teaching a week, Monday to Friday 9.00-5.00 p.m. The course will run in our campus at Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Kent where you will have the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself on college life and see theatre and performances across a wide range of disciplines. Rose Bruford College is also 30 minutes from Central London and the West End. The College has its own hall of residence, 5 minutes walk from the campus offering modern spacious accommodation for our students.

Why choose this course?

Our intensive and full-time 4-week Acting Intensive Course is designed for you if you have some existing experience or a first degree in Theatre or Performance and looking to experience an intensive actor training course at an accredited drama school in London. It is also ideal for a CPD or Sabbatical term if you are considering further training at BA and MA or MFA Level.

The course offers practical training in voice, movement, acting, ensemble, singing and TV and will cover approaches to acting techniques from Stanislavski, Meisner and Grotowski using texts by classic and contemporary dramatists. We aim to support training and future practice in a way that is spontaneous, imaginative and disciplined.

Employability & Industry

 The course is also ideal for a CPD or Sabbatical term if you are considering further training at BA and MA or MFA Level.

Fee and Application Information

How to Apply

Please click here to request an application form.

Auditions will be held in at Rose Bruford College, Sidcup or by video submission and Skype. 

Course fee: 
£1,600 for 4 weeks full-time

Course content

This practical intensive course draws on the various professional, vocationally-focussed actor training programmes at Rose Bruford College and delivered by experienced professional teachers and practitioners as well as visiting directors and workshop leaders.

Acting Classes

The intensive course supports both training and future practice in a way that is spontaneous, imaginative and disciplined. The course delivers an independent and holistic approach to training and acting bringing together body, voice, imagination and the text.

We will look at the work of Stanislavski, Grotowski, Michael Chekhov and Meisner through a series of intensive classes. Workshops will also focus on in-depth approaches to working with text and the play. Exploring a variety of texts, training will be supported by on-going classes. The course culminates in intensive scene study of contemporary texts. Students will work on scenes from contemporary/new texts exploring playwrights such as Simon Stephens, Dennis Kelly, Leo Butler, Roy Williams and Moira Buffini concluding in a studio performance.

Voice and Singing

Your voice is an important tool as an actor and its care and development is a life-long pursuit.   During the course will investigate elements of the vocal progression characteristic of conservatoire and drama school voice training. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of release, alignment, breath, resonance, articulation, and text.  This will serve as a good basis on which to build your self-awareness, improve your vocal technique and to develop your expectations and curiosity for further voice training.

Voice classes give students the opportunity to consider habit and optimal body and voice usage in order to engender a healthy, athletic and flexible body and will be enhanced by ensemble singing classes which will focus of chorus and group work.

Movement and Ensemble

The focus of the movement work is on self-awareness, physical freedom and an understanding of the body as the physical instrument of the actor.

Through games, movement analysis, and improvisation, the movement classes explore; the essence of presence, anatomy and the alexander technique and expressive movement. Awareness of the body in relation to space, rhythm, tension, articulation of the body and release as well as Physical Theatre. The work will focus on the importance of the availability and authenticity of the performer and building the ensemble as well as the creative self. Daily limbers will form part of the course practice.

Film and TV

The television and film acting classes offer practical training and advice on what to expect and what is expected of the actor on set.   With real life insight into the industry, by writer and director Darren Rapier and Alex Williams, students are taken through the process of how to approach the text, get the most out of screenplay readings, what to expect from castings, learn on set etiquette and jargon, practice and improve their acting for camera and assess their performance. Students will participate in filming monologues.

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