Foundation in Acting (Cert HE Acting)
Our full-time Foundation Acting course offers a student-centred approach to learning with a strong focus on the individual. Led by Steven Kavuma, director and writer, the course provides rigorous training that prepares students for the next step in their professional career. Regular sessions with industry professionals ensure that the intensive actor training is blended with invaluable insights into the demands and opportunities in the performing arts sector. Recent visiting tutors have included Mike Bartlett (Earthquakes in London, King Charles III), Noma Dumezweni (Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live, The Undoing, Harry Potter & the Cursed Child) Matthew Xia (Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company) and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emelia, The Wasp).
The variety of the material used in classes and projects initiates discussions on wide-ranging topics, that include identity, race, nationalism, sexuality and mental health issues, conversations that promote students’ personal development and their understanding of the world. Tutors support students to achieve their full potential and to choose the path that is right for them at the conclusion of the course.
“The course not only prepared me for drama school but also made me feel ready to enter the industry now – something I think most foundation courses don’t provide.”
– Full Time Foundation Acting Students (2020-21)
If you are over 18 with a good general standard of education you may apply for the Acting Foundation Course. Entry is by audition.