Training Opportunity

CertHE Performance & Theatre Making

Establishing the foundations for connected, imaginative artists, who are employable, knowledgeable and ready to take the next step in their training journey.

Fourth Monkey’s CertHE Performance & Theatre Making is a one-year professional, vocational actor training course aimed primarily (but not exclusively) at post-A Level or equivalent students who are embarking on the very first steps in their drama school training journey.

A new addition to Fourth Monkey’s undergraduate training provision, with the first cohort of students joining the community at the Monkey House, London or the new Regional Centre of Excellence, Bristol Campus in September 2021, this course aims to establish the foundations for fearless, connected and imaginative artists who are employable, knowledgeable and ready as both actors and theatre makers to take the next steps in professional vocational training.

The CertHE Performance & Theatre Making course offers innovative and inclusive training to empower and develop those embarking on their creative journey through experiential acting technique, movement, voice and collaborative theatre making.

The CertHE Performance & Theatre Making is validated by Falmouth University. This means that our students are able to access Student Finance to pay the fees, making Fourth Monkey training accessible and affordable to those who wish to explore life at a drama school, in advance of further vocational training at a higher level.

Training on the CertHE encourages connections between training disciplines, practices and activities within the field of performance and creation. There is no academic written work, instead students “learn by doing” in a range of professional vocational classes, workshops, performance projects and presentations using Fourth Monkey’s unique thematic training structure of ACT, MAKE, MOVE, COLLABORATE.

Below is an outline of the key features of the CertHE Performance & Theatre Making course:

• Foundation-level training for post-A Level or equivalent performers and theatre makers

• “Learn through doing” – professional vocational classes, workshops, performance projects and presentations, rather than academic written work

• Accredited by Fourth Monkey’s degree awarding partner, Falmouth University (validation pending)

• Access to Student Finance to pay course fees

“I loved it, found myself as an artist and person, … I’ve changed so much and I can’t stress how important that was for me.” – Simrita Khela, Fourth Monkey Alumnus 2020.