Acting Diploma (ATCL)
-HND UNIT EQUIVALENT -
A One-Year, Part-Time Course for Professional Acting Training. Distance Learning available
THE ACTING COURSE
This Part-Time, Distance Learning Acting Course is a Diploma which lasts only One Year. The Course is Distance Learning with a minimum of 7 Residential Sessions in Edinburgh spread out over 9 months. After your exam, you will have more opportunities for Industry based education, such as Professional CV writing, Professional Head-shots and visits or online sessions with Professionals.
During the year you will cover the main skills of Acting and Performing, learning and practising theories from the pioneers of the acting world such as Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Sanford, Meisner, David Mamet, Uta Hagen and many more.
You will delve deeply into characterisation, relationships, actions and narrative.
You will have at least seven full day lessons in acting and audition preparation throughout the year by expert acting coaches, directors and practitioners.
Practical lectures and advice in the acting business are also included so you are kept up-to-date with current industry requirements and practice.
As Acting Out Drama School is connected to new writers and directors, you will also get the chance to work with some highly successful and award-winning artists.
You will also have direct contact with all your coaches and directors throughout the 12 month period (and after for additional guidance).
As well as the excellent training you would expect from an accredited Trinity College London and Acting Out Drama School Centre, you will also receive:
An ATCL Performing Qualification in Speech & Drama (a Foundation Degree in England, equivalent to an SQA HND unit)
Expert Training from professional performers and teachers.
Work with Award-Winning and Successful Professionals
Equity Membership (payable to Equity)
Excellent Facilities in the centre of town
An NUS Student Card (payable to NUS)
Opportunities for Professional Head-shots
Opportunities for Spotlight Membership
During your residential days of the Acting Diploma (HND Unit Equivalent), your lessons will take place in the heart of Edinburgh at the Augustine Centre, George IV Bridge (opposite the cafe where J.K.Rowling wrote Harry Potter)! Near to shops, cafes, train stations and buses, it’s a great place to study.
The facilities are excellent with a large hall space, a newly refurbished theatre and smaller classrooms/breakout rooms.
Your sessions will run from approx. 10am to 5pm over the course of the year.
You are also expected to do around 4-8 hours private study a week, preparing you for each session, and a follow up assignment after each session. You must pass your assignments and exam to complete the course. Extra morning/afternoon sessions may be added for Professional Visits and/or extra Tuition. Some weeks will be busier than others.