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This 1 year drama school course in Acting & Musical Theatre is an intensive course based at Lighthouse, Poole. During your time with us you will begin to realise your true potential. This combined 1 year course in Acting & Musical Theatre has been created for you to discover your path in the world of performing arts. In just one enlightening year you will develop your core skills for performance and be prepared for the next step on your journey. You will be given the tools to be become a professional performer whether you go on to further training or straight into the industry.
Over the 11 years we have been based at Lighthouse, students have been involved in professional productions, projects, workshops and Q & A’s along with free or discounted tickets for shows. We also keep students up to date with all castings that come through to the school, giving them both professional and non-professional opportunities some of which can be used for show reels.
The course runs Monday – Wednesday 9.30am – 4.30pm (Free studio 4.45-6pm) and a typical week includes:
Dance (MT, Ballet, Contemporary, Commercial, Body conditioning) – 6 hours
Acting (Musical Theatre) – 2 hours
Acting (monologues, acting technique, scene study, duologues, poetry & prose) – 6 hours
Improvisation – 2 hours
Acting 1:1 within class – 30 mins on rotation within the first term
Voice – 2 hours (monthly)
Singing technique/portfolio prep – 1:1 – 30 mins on rotation
Singing ensemble – 2 hours (throughout the year)
*Please be aware that theatre visits are essential and can fall outside these hours.
Throughout the year workshops can include:
Acting for camera
The Secret to Success (the mindset to succeed)
Acting through song
Over the year we have at least one masterclass from industry professional/s. These can range from physical theatre and create your own musical theatre pieces to specific acting technique workshops and professional/industry advice (how to get an agent and first steps in to the business).
*All timetabling and hours are subject to change
This course is vocational and also offers a ATCL in drama & speech which is a nationally recognised qualification from Trinity College London. To be part of the Dorset School of acting is to be become the next generation of fearless actors and performers.