The Gap Year Diploma is a one year, part-time course to develop your acting skills. It is designed for those aged 18-25 who are interested in preparing to apply for an acting course at higher education level.
The course develops career skills, audition techniques and acting skills, and you will perform extracts from plays in a studio-based performance. 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.
You will develop your skills as an actor by taking specific classes in movement, voice and text realisation. This work will be underpinned and linked with audition technique for those wanting to apply to an undergraduate course. There will also be career development sessions offering guidance through the Higher Education/drama school process, and on prospective careers in the performing arts.
In the final term you will 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.