The Science of Acting

The Science of Acting

Description

The Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts (aka The School of the Science of Acting) was founded in 1991 in Holloway, London, by Sam Kogan who, inspired by the work of Stanislavski, developed the technique over a lifetime, teaching and directing professional actors and students in the UK and Russia.

KADA, aka The School of the Science of Acting, is today a leading London drama school offering exceptional training that, for the last 27 years, have trained actors of the highest calibre and directors with an international reputation.

The Academy’s groundbreaking acting methodology - The Science of Acting - is at the heart of all of KADA courses and the technique is a detailed study of the fundamentals of an actor’s craft. By the time students graduate from The Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts, they are ready for a life’s work in their chosen profession.

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...can be found here.” Richard Brake (Game of Thrones, Batman Begins…). You will learn more about acting in two weeks on this course than at any other school... Learn about: Performing arts, Stage Movement, Theatre Studies... More


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The 6 month International Intensive Acting Course in London
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...Since its opening, it has been the Academy’s aim to clarify and demystify the actor’s process and offer an objective perspective on both our trademark method... Learn about: Voice Modulation, Stage Movement, Acting skills... More


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1 Year Acting Course in London
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...during the fourth term of the programme, you will perform in a full length play (or two) directed by one of your senior tutors! Build up your career in acting!... Learn about: Acting Excercises, Communication Training, Communication Skills... More


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...Then you will cover technical aspects of shooting, various styles and areas such as close-ups, motion capture and continuity. Are you interested in this course?... Learn about: Acting Excercises, Theory of Acting, Science of Acting... More


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...that any actor needs to master: how a character is formed, creative attention, purposes, actions, imagination, awareness, events & how to create 'unexpected events'... More


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9 month Evening Acting Intensive Course in London
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...signing, various dance (jazz, tap, historical...), stage combat, acrobatics, yoga. In acting classes you will learn clear steps to creating a character... Learn about: Stage Combat, Stage Movement, Voice Projection... More


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Reviews on The Science of Acting (17)

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The Directing Course

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Visoiu Marius Robert
3.0 18/12/2018
What I would highlight: value for money.
What could be improved: 8.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

1 Year Acting Course

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David
4.5 23/05/2018
What I would highlight: Thanks to this one-day workshop I finally understand the art of acting!
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Evening Acting Course (Full-time)

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Ash
4.5 01/12/2017
What I would highlight: Thanks to this weekend workshop, I had the chance to learn more about acting during this day than in my 3 years of performing arts course!
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

1 Year Acting Course

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Trevor C
5.0 01/06/2017
What I would highlight: The 1st year acting exercise classes was really good! I was actually able to do a lot of progress in short time thanks to the expedient and relaxed class! Thank you Kogan Academy.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The Directing Course

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Sindri Svan
4.5 11/03/2017
What I would highlight: In 2009, I moved from Iceland to London to pursue a career in acting. Kogan Academy helped reached my goals and the Science of Acting was brilliant, very approachable, concise and clear. Thanks to that I had the chance to work on several different, always amazing, characters! Furthermore, the Academy runs a directing course that you can follow alongside the acting course, giving you the opportunity to act and direct your own work! I will never thank enough Kogan Academy for this invaluable experience!
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

3 Year Professional Acting Training

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Johan Ribbing
5.0 17/10/2016
What I would highlight: Before starting the school, I read the Science of Acting book. Well, once I got to class, I can say that all my expectations were completely blown away! Teachers really care about your progress and know exactly what to do to help you get there. This gives you the will to study and learn everyday more! I just can’t recommend this place highly enough!
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Summer School

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Clarisse Tracy
5.0 17/10/2016
What I would highlight: During the Improvisation class the tutor gave us freedom to just do the work, always creating a good atmosphere in class!
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Acting for Camera

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Lucy Anne
5.0 11/06/2016
What I would highlight: I definitely reccommend the Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts. Thank you for the amazing performance!
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

1 Year Acting Course

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David Bark-Jones
5.0 21/04/2016
What I would highlight: The luckiest break I ever had was to be trained in the Science of Acting, the most expedient and honest route to helping new aspirants become the best actors they can be.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Evening Acting Course (Full-time)

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Rajkumar Aich
5.0 11/03/2016
What I would highlight: I have started studying at Kogan Academy following their evening course. This part time course had exactly what I was looking for and I found it to be the most complete course in London! Teachers help me a lot during my studies and convinced me that I could become a professional actor! Is thanks to them if I decided to enroll on the supplementary Directing course and the training I received was amazing! Thanks to this incredible experience I become a much better actor and director and I also learnt a lot about myself. I would absolutely recommend the Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts to anyone who is even remotely interested in learning how to act and direct!
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

3 Year Professional Acting Training

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Vala Fannell
5.0 12/02/2016
What I would highlight: During my very first year at KADA, I was a little nervous since I didn’t know much about the Academy and I have first decided to stay just 1 year. 4 years later, here I am graduating from the Acting and Directing courses with a entirely different point of view towards myself as an artist and the profession itself. Kogan Academy is composed by extremely skilled professionals with experience from all corners of our industry. I am grateful for the endless patience and support from the tutors at the Academy helped me achieve my goals and gain more confidence in my capacities.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The 6 month International Intensive Acting Course

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Sarah-Marie Maltha
5.0 08/06/2015
What I would highlight: Thanks to the Science of Acting, I was able to create my characters with uniqueness and individuality.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Summer School

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Alex Reece
4.5 20/07/2014
What I would highlight: KADA is an excellent school for screen acting technique!
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Acting for Camera

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Jenný Lára Arnórsdóttir
5.0 17/07/2014
What I would highlight: I loved every second of my 4 years at Kogan Academy! I had the chance to learn so much about acting and directing and I gain the knowledge and confidence I needed to start my own theater company and put myself out there! With my company, we have done two productions since my graduation in 2012 and I have also done a lot of teaching, readings, workshops and directing Drama Clubs!If you really want to study drama, KADA is the school for you!
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

3 Year Professional Acting Training

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Eddie Marsan
4.5 12/02/2014
What I would highlight: I can say that I owe my career to Sam Kogan. Thanks to his teaching which was so inspirational and clear, I have achieved the strength, passion and confidence I needed to build my professional career.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

3 Year Professional Acting Training

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Richard Brake
5.0 06/06/2013
What I would highlight: The Science of Acting is grounded, precise and practical. So much acting technique is filled with vague concepts and unworkable ideas while everything important to the creation of character and good acting can be found here. The Science of Acting is the atom bomb of acting techniques.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

3 Year Professional Acting Training

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George Jenson
5.0 03/06/2013
What I would highlight: Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts is the only place in the world where you can learn ‘The Science of Acting’! Totally recommended.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Teachers and trainers (5)

Alex Dower
Alex Dower
Director

Alex is a highly experienced tutor with wide industry experience. He is a theatre & film actor and an award winning teacher & director. He is acclaimed as "one of the best Acting teachers in the world" and has trained everyone from West End actors to Russian prisoners. Alex has worked for the National Theatre, various universities and international theatres & theatre festivals

Isabel Lynch
Isabel Lynch
Co-Head of Acting & Directing

Katy Dower
Katy Dower
Co-Head of Acting & Directing

Very experienced teacher of Acting & Directing. Wide & ongoing experience as a professional actress. Katy studied with Sam Kogan and has directed numerous plays for the Academy and outside. Also featured as an expert teacher on UK Television.

Nick Cawdron
Nick Cawdron
Head of School

Widely experienced as an actor, director and writer for stage, TV and film. Nick trained under Sam Kogan and brings a rare openness, clarity and perceptiveness to his role as manager of the Academy and educational lead.

Philip Lambert
Philip Lambert
Senior Acting Tutor