Training Opportunity

Foundation Course in Acting/Musical Theatre

1 Year Foundation Course in Acting

Our Foundation Course in Acting takes students from all backgrounds and walks of life, and gives them the experience and confidence to succeed. Our personal approach is what makes READ the UK’s leading centre for Foundation Courses in the Performing Arts.

Class sizes are small, and we take a maximum of 15 students on our Foundation Course in Acting to make sure that we are able to work with each student individually and support them through their training. During an average week at READ College, Acting Foundation students will take part in the following classes:

Acting – Improvisation, British Theatre, Brecht, Stanislavsky, American Drama, Classical Theatre, Restoration, Audition Repertoire

Vocal – Speech & Verse, Vocal Technique, Ensemble Singing, Private Singing (during audition season)

Physical – Physical Theatre, Body Conditioning, Dance (Tap/Ballet)

Additional Weekly Classes – Audition Preparation, Performance Class

Student Support – Students also have access to support services including our Osteopath, Massage Therapist, Chaplain, Counsellor, and Vocal Health Specialist

Alongside these weekly classes, we have regular guest workshops and masterclasses with most of the major degree-level Drama Schools and Colleges, some of whom even come and run auditions here at READ to hand pick our students for their courses! Students graduate from our Foundation Course in Acting with the ATCL Level 4 Diploma in Performing (Speech & Drama), awarded by Trinity College London and equivalent to first year degree studies.

1 Year Foundation Course in Musical Theatre

Our Foundation Course in Musical Theatre doesn’t have a bias towards any one discipline – we train our students as triple-threat performers across acting, singing and dance.

Class sizes are small, and we take a maximum of 15 students on our Foundation Course in Musical Theatre to make sure that we are able to work with each student individually and support them through their training. During an average week at READ College, Musical Theatre students will take part in the following classes:

Dance – Ballet, Technical Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Tap, Body Conditioning

Acting – Improvisation, Classical Theatre, Audition Rep (monologues), Physical Theatre, Acting Styles, Play Performance

Singing – Private Singing, Ensemble Singing, Musical Theatre, Music Theory, Vocal Tech

Additional Weekly Classes – Audition Preparation, Contextual Studies, Performance Class

Student Support – Students also have access to support services including our Osteopath, Massage Therapist, Chaplain, Counsellor, and Vocal Health Specialist

Alongside these weekly classes, we have regular guest workshops and masterclasses with most of the major degree-level Dance and Musical Theatre Colleges, some of whom even come and run auditions here at READ to hand pick our students for their courses! Students graduate from our Foundation Course in Musical Theatre with the ATCL Level 4 Diploma in Performing (Musical Theatre), awarded by Trinity College London and equivalent to first year degree studies.