Our unique range of teaching modules are designed to give our students the broadest and most varied experience possible, taking advantage of the wide range of performance and entertainment media available today.
Our Comedy & Drama module is devoted to expanding our students’ knowledge of different theatrical forms and techniques. This includes everything from improvisation and devised theatre to script work, mask and mime. Theatre games improve confidence and self-esteem, technique exercises will work on voice and diction and the use of imagination and storytelling are emphasised.
Musical Theatre combines the skills of singing, dancing and acting. Our students receive tuition on singing technique and the personal portrayal of a song, understanding the context of the piece, who is singing it, what they are feeling and why. A range of different dance styles are explored and we look at how dance can enhance storytelling.
Acting is just as important and students gain the ability to pass from dialogue to song and dance seamlessly within the performance process, using all three techniques to enhance the story for the audience.
We are unique in dedicating an hour each week to our Film & Television module, which looks at how storytelling and acting techniques are different in this medium. We encourage our students to explore more realistic emotions and performance styles, becoming more ‘in touch’ with truth and less concerned with an overt expression of theatricality. The result is a more rounded, interesting and ultimately better performer. Our students learn by actually making film projects – from silent movies and pop videos to short films, documentaries and ‘mini-features.’ Our students get to experience different roles on each project, perhaps acting in one and then doing camera work on the next, whilst directing the third. Film projects get shown each year in your local cinema at our hugely exciting ‘red carpet’ premiere events.