Training Opportunity

Performance Making Diploma for Learning Disabled and Autistic Adults

Working in partnership with learning disabled theatre company, Access All Areas, there are 15 heavily subsidised scholarships funded by the Leverhulme Trust available, as part of their Arts Scholarships programme.

This course is an opportunity for those adults with a learning disability wishing to undertake professional performance training. It develops your skills as a performer with specific classes in physicality, giving voice, collaboration and devising, politics of performance, the performing arts industry, together with a final production.

The course draws on current practice in learning disability culture and aesthetics and reaffirms the performer as co-creator in authoring devised performance. You will also look at audition technique, with particular reference to acting for television and film.

In the final summer term, you will rehearse and perform in one of Central’s fully equipped theatres. Please note that this is not an agents’ showcase.

On completion of the course you should expect to:

• Attain a practical skill set of the tools necessary to embark on a career as a performer

• Create and broaden your performance understanding and begin to constructively examine your own performance skills as well as other company members

• Develop a professional work ethic which enables you to work to the highest standard possible in a rehearsal/workshop environment

• Approach performance through the body and visual theatre.