FAQ's

Answer

The Dorset School of Acting do not hold official open days but every year we hold our ‘Drama School for a Day’ event which allows anyone to participate in a day of DSA training.

Answer

No. The School has an independent application process and applicants are asked to complete an online application.

Answer

Online by clicking the apply button on the course information page.

Answer

No. We only accept one application, per applicant, per year.

Answer

Applications are open for both the 1 yr  and 2 yr courses from the September the year before the commencement of the courses.

Answer

Applications for both the 1 yr and 2 yr courses are accepted up to the August prior to commencement of term 1.

Answer

If you apply for the 1 yr course and intend to go onto further training on a BA course, you may require level 3 qualifications but as you will achieve a Level 4 qualification whilst on our course, many drama schools/Universities may accept this instead.

If you apply for our 2 yr course, you will need 5 GCSE’s grade 4 or above or equivalent to include English or Maths or both but this is a discretionary requirement.  If you do not obtain these grades, your application will still be considered.

 

Answer

There is no deferred entry for the courses apart from in extreme cases.

Answer

Your application fee for the 1 yr course will not be refunded if you do not attend your audition.  There is no audition fee for the 2 yr course.

Answer

No. You will be offered an accommodation list when you receive your letter of acceptance. The most popular way of finding accommodation is through HOMESTAY, an internationally recognised organisation that offers accommodation, meals and laundry service.Alternatively ACCOMMODATIONFORSTUDENTS.COM has information about student accommodation available in all areas. Also, please do not hesitate to contact the school direct as we can liase with relevant companies or individuals to help you find what you’re looking for.

Answer

The 1yr course and 2 yr course runs full time over 3 days, Monday-Wednesday, so students can work part time on their free days but any course requirements outside Mon-Weds will need to take priority.

Answer

Both courses run Monday-Wednesday so there is opportunity to study other qualifications either in the evenings or on Thursdays & Fridays but if you are on the 2 yr course you will need to bear in mind that there will be some occasions where you will need to be on the site of our partner school, LeAF Studio which may fall on a Thursday or Friday.

Answer

If you are on our 2 yr course you will be able to re-sit your English and or Maths GCSE at our partner school, LeAF Studio.

Answer

For the 1 yr course, you will be asked to prepare:

  • 2 contrasting monologues, 1 contemporary, 1 Shakespearian/Jacobean.
  • 2 contrasting songs, at least 1 musical theatre with piano accompaniment in your vocal range.

The audition process may last all day and could also include dance and acting workshops. The audition will also include an individual interview where you can ask questions.

For the 2 yr course, you will be asked to prepare:

  • 2 contrasting monologues, 1 contemporary, 1 Shakespearian/Jacobean.

The audition will also include an individual interview where you can ask questions.

Answer

Applicants will be offered a maximum of two audition dates in most cases.

Answer

We cannot accept applications from non-EU residents for either of our courses unless you have UK residency with indefinite leave to remain or a visa that allows you to study for more than 6 months.

Answer

There is no upper age limit for our 1 Yr course but you need to meet the minimum age requirement by the time the course starts which, for the 1yr course is 17yrs.

The funding for the 2 yr course requires you to be 16,17 or 18 upon the commencement of the course in order to receive funding for both years.

Answer

There is currently no funding for the 1yr course in the UK.

The 2 yr course is fully funded as long as you are 16,17 or 18 upon the commencement of the course so you can receive funding for both years.