Throughout the course you will rehearse for at least one performance ranging in style from improvisation and scene study, musical theatre and Theatre in Education.
You will be regularly taught by several teachers and coaches at DSA who have trained at Rose Bruford, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Oxford School of Drama, Performers College and Birmingham School of Acting. Their professional work is both national and international, West End, off West End, touring, TV, film and some have their own successful theatre companies. A number of coaches have taught at schools such as Central School of Speech & Drama, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Oxford School of Drama, Arts Educational, Manchester Metropolitan and RADA.
£6420 + £250 Theatre visits. £35 audition fee. There are two ways to pay for this course. Paying the full amount 4 weeks before commencement entitles you to a £500 discount from the yearly fee bringing the total to £5920. You can also pay in 3 instalments. The theatre visit fees of £250 are to cover the cost of several theatre visits both locally and in London. This money is non-refundable, negotiable, exchangeable or transferable. There is currently no government funding for any one year course.
We totally appreciate how challenging it is to fund courses of this nature and as such we are always striving to help students by offering limited bursaries of up to 15% to exceptional students. In order to qualify for these bursaries students are required to demonstrate that they have attempted to raise the funds by other means initially such as private grants, initiatives etc.
Minimum age for entry: 17 yrs Entry onto the Dorset School of Acting’s 1 year diploma course in Acting & Musical Theatre is by audition only. It is expected that candidates will have some experience in one of the three disciplines of acting, singing or dancing with potential to be coached in the other two. 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. Please be prepared to sing unaccompanied.
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. Please wear appropriate and comfortable clothing and footwear and bring a bottle of water with you.