Training Opportunity

Gap Year Diploma

The Gap Year Diploma is a one year, part-time course designed to develop your acting skills.

The course is aimed at those aged 18 - 25 who are interested in preparing to apply for an acting course at higher education level.

Course Content:
- Develop career skills, audition techniques and acting skills
- Perform extracts from plays in a studio-based performance
- Take specific classes in movement, voice and text. This work will be underpinned and linked with audition technique for those wanting to apply to an undergraduate course
- Career development sessions offering guidance through the Higher Education/drama school process, and on prospective careers in the performing arts
- In the final term, rehearse and perform a performance showcase. Although we do not invite agents to this, all students on this course will be seen by an undergraduate course tutor and will be offered guidance on applying to higher education courses


This may be an ideal course if you feel you want a year to hone your skills before applying to a full-time course, or to increase skills if you have not been successful at auditions.

We are looking for people who:

- demonstrate commitment to the subject
- can work well within a team
- are passionate about acting and theatre
- are willing to work independently
- show an understanding/respect for rehearsal room etiquette e.g. time keeping and discipline
- want to progress and learn about acting in a practical way

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