Funding Opportunity

The Stage Scholarship - Acting Foundation Course Sidcup

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcomed from those 18+ (at the start of the course). You will be required to attend an audition in the USA or London at Rose Bruford College before being accepted on the course. Interviews can also be also arranged via Skype and video submission for international applicants. Candidates should be motivated, enthusiastic and engaged with learning about acting.

Applicants will be asked to prepare and learn two contrasting speeches (Contemporary and Classical) of no more than 2 minutes in length each.

The Acting Foundation Course provides a rigorous and in-depth training that will give you the skills, techniques and confidence invaluable either as a preparation for further vocational training, higher education (Degree or MA/MFA) or for a career in the performing Arts.

Alongside weekly skills classes, you will have the opportunity of having a showreel and a filming project. Students on this course also have full time professional preparation week where you look at CV's and have the chance to practice a mock audition with professional directors and casting directors.

The course is designed to support your development as an actor in training, auditioning and future practice in a way that is rigorous and professional.

Course Overview

Six Months (22 weeks)

Weekly contact hours: 30 (5 days)

Days: Monday to Friday

Time: 9am - 5pm

The course is designed to develop you physically, vocally and imaginatively whilst encouraging an independent and in-depth approach to your work. We arrange a number of theatre visits and workshops as well as audition panels with outside theatre and casting directors. Students get help to build their actors portfolio of songs and speeches as well as getting one to one vocal coaching.

Student Support

Each student has a personal tutor and is expected to keep a Personal Development Journal that is reviewed in 1-1 tutorials each term. You will also be given support and advice regarding applications for further study and the world of work. Foundation actors will have tutorials each term with the course leader to review progress and get feedback. The responsibility for your learning lies with you and therefore self-reflection is a critical part of the course helping you increase your personal impact and manage stress.


Students will be taught a limber which they will be required to do each morning to strengthen and build flexibility and improve fitness.

Classes include; acting (studying Stanislavski and Meisner), performance/audition technique, movement, ensemble, voice, text study, sight-reading, Shakespeare, singing, acting for TV/film (London only).

There are two full time rehearsal projects during the course; Term 1 contemporary scene study and Term 2 Shakespeare, as well as weekly masterclasses with outside professional directors and theatre companies. Highly experienced tutors from our performance B.A courses as well as professional practitioners deliver the course.

Masterclasses include; Building your audition portfolio, Grotowski, physical theatre, audition technique, Augusto Boal, acting through song, Uta Hagen, acting for camera, clowning, stage fighting and unarmed combat, Alexander Technique, musicality (all masterclasses are subject to change)