|Location||United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
A-level Grades required: AAB.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
IELTS 6.5. (with no band lower than 6.0)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
An audition and interview are part of the selection process.
!NB A non-refundable audition fee is usually charged. Further information can be found on the GSA website
The training of an actor is an intensive process, which requires curiosity, courage and commitment. You will learn how to prepare for rehearsal, how to rehearse and how to use independent and proactive processes that enable you to do the best work possible both for stage and screen.
Throughout your training, you are guided towards the development of a clear set of individual technical skills, as well as important critical and evaluative skills. You have specific practical skills-based classes in voice, acting, physical acting, singing, dance, movement, stage combat and contextual studies. Your imagination is developed through play, improvisation, games, exercises, scene work, sensory exploration and project rehearsals.
Screen acting classes, film and radio projects explore the unique and individual processes of acting for camera and fully prepare you for successful entry into the contemporary world of recorded media.
Specific areas of study include Storytelling, Naturalism and American Realism, as well as the practices listed above. Acting classes will focus on Stanislavsky and Lecoq.
You will have classes in Voice, Singing and Movement.
Specific areas of study include Shakespeare, Comedy and Professional Development.
Classes in Acting for Camera will develop your understanding of screen performance methodologies.
You will begin to look at audition and interview techniques and learn the tools necessary to market yourself in today’s creative industries.
Rehearsal Projects will include Classical text, followed by a Comedy project. Recent works for these projects include Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses plays, and a contemporary comedy project based on Commedia dell’Arte.
At the end of the second year the Rehearsal Project is replaced by rehearsals for your first public performance. Recent productions at this point have included Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare, and The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman.
This will be followed by a unique Contemporary Practice project, which may include collaboration with external theatre producers. Last year’s project was led by the Natural Theatre Company.
Much of the final year will be taken up with rehearsals for public performances and the West End showcase. Productions are chosen to reflect the needs and qualities of each year group, as well as engaging with both cutting edge contemporary writers and challenging classic plays.
In years one and two, work is shown to the School at the end of each block of teaching.