Professional Diploma in Stage and Screen Performance
We take people from all over the world, from all walks of life and train them together intensively for one year, and give them the tools they need to THRIVE.
We don’t want to change you. We don’t want to strip you down and rebuild you. We just want to help you get out of your own way. And let the ability you already have SHINE through.
Our mission is to train actors so that they can go to work. We do this by immersing you in a professional environment from Day 1. We give you the practical tools, skills, knowledge and experience. To help you get the job. And once you have the job, to nail it, so you build a reputation that people trust.
We do this by splitting the year in two.
First half, intensive training in acting, voice, movement, stage combat, and performance psychology. Classes every day. Building skills, developing knowledge, gaining experience. Doing. Because that’s what matters, hands on practice in the craft of acting under expert tuition.
Then comes the second half, we give you a chance to learn the real lessons - an intensive experience with over 40 public performances including 3-week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and 3 professionally produced films. Not to mention that you also graduate with a professionally recognised Stage Combat certificate.
We also encourage the other skills in you, the organiser, the creative, the teacher - the producer, the writer, the director. Because when you leave, we want you to be ready to work. And when you're not working, you're not sitting around, waiting for someone to pick you - you're making your own work.
"This is a great group of students to work with – not only committed and focused, but also all of them came up with excellent screen performances in double quick time. Most impressive."
PATRICK TUCKER - author Secrets of Screen Acting
To take into account
To train you to be the most prepared you can possible be to enter the acting industry, or to attend an accredited drama school.
Anyone 16+ who is looking to get a intensive professional training in acting for stage and screen. May be of particular interest to those coming to acting from other professions, or those hoping to attend drama school but who haven't been successful the first time.
Entrance is by application and audition. As per most acting schools, the audition is two contrasting monologues. However, unlike other schools, we only have 1-2-1 auditions.
SQA Custom Award - (comparable to a HND) in Stage and Screen Performance (Acting)
The course is highly practical and was designed to deliver an intensive training in acting for stage and screen. During the year, students are involved in over 40 public stage performances and 3 professionally produced films.
You will be contacted by the Studio Producer, who will help you find out more about the course.
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What you'll learn on the course
- Acting for Stage
- Acting for Camera
- Voice and Speech
- Stage Combat
- Performance Psychology for Actors
- Language of Stage and Screen
- Improvisation for Actors
Teachers and trainers (1)
Studio Director and Head Coach
Mark has been teaching acting across the education sector for 15 years. His clients include Oscar and BAFTA winners. His students are working in theatre film and television across Europe and the rest of the world. Masters degree in Directing from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Students train in the technique of Practical Aesthetics, a simple, effective approach to acting. This is combined with daily improvisation classes, to help actors to face their natural fears of making a fool of themselves - which concludes with a public improv show - to really help them challenge themselves.