Acting Summer School

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About this course


2 weeks

Term Start

20 to 31 July 2020 (Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm)

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. Candidates will actively enjoy all aspects of practical drama work, be motivated, and enthusiastically embrace intensive rehearsal of world class writings.

Course Overview

This intensive, two-week introductory course develops your craft with classes in acting technique, voice and movement as well as concentrating on audition skills, musical theatre and devising within an ensemble.

Focusing on a play a week – one classical and one contemporary – each week culminates in a performance in front of an invited audience.

This course is an exciting opportunity to experience and enjoy the outstanding facilities and enviable reputation of Rose Bruford College, and provides excellent preparation for students intending to apply to UK Drama Schoolso and universities, or wishing to build on prior experience. 

It is equally suited to those with some acting experience wishing to improve or extend their skills, and also to those with limited experience who want to explore the work of an actor.

Why choose this course?

  • Designed to introduce you to the craft of drama school acting in a conservatoire environment
  • Confidence building for those with little previous experience
  • Study different techniques with industry professionals and guest teachers
  • Widen your frame of reference and vocational vocabulary
  • Set in a beautiful parkland campus which inspires the imagination and enhances creativity.
  • Central London and the west end is only 25 minutes away!

Fee and Application Information

How to Apply

Course Fees   

Early bird Fee (ends Monday 13 April)

Full Fee                                       

£600 for 14 night booking

Please email for more information. 

Course content

You will receive an introduction to conservatoire level performance training that will cover:

Acting classes will initially introduce basic principles through practical exercises that ask students initially to engage imaginatively and responsively with reference to a text.

Your voice is an important tool as an actor and its care and development is a life-long pursuit. You will investigate elements of the vocal progression characteristic of conservatoire and drama school voice training.

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.

You will be taught and directed by leading industry professionals and permanent members of Rose Bruford College’s faculty.


Testimonial from Past Participants

“Another two weeks, please!”

“This was amazing.  Thank you so much for this experience.  Life changing!”

“I’ve had such a great 2 weeks, and everything we did was totally worthwhile, and loads of fun.  Thank you!”

“I’m decided!  I shall audition for a full time acting degree.”

“I got to meet and work with nice, open-minded people who came from various places, and we worked really well together as a group.”

“My knowledge of acting technique has grown tremendously, as well as my repertoire of known ‘games’ to help me and in the teaching of others.”

“I gained a new way of viewing acting, and a better understanding and respect for how to conduct myself whilst training.  I see performance now in a whole different way”

“I gained a better understanding of stagecraft and ensemble work.”


Terms and Conditions

  • The College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any course. If the College cancels a course you have booked onto your fee will be fully refunded;
  • All courses are subject to a minimum number of students and will not be guaranteed until this number is reached;
  • The College reserves the right to refuse admission on to any of our programmes;
  • It is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees or travel costs in the event of cancellation, illness or travel problems, for which the College cannot accept any liability;
  • Fees are non-returnable once a student has started the course;
  • All fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the course;
  • Full fees will be refunded for cancellations within two weeks of booking;
  • In the event of a cancellation after two weeks from the booking date, a sum of £100 will be retained to cover administration costs;
  • The College does not offer deferments for courses not attended.