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Acting (Part-Time)

Part time acting programme



An intensive part time programme that offers you a practical introduction to the skills and techniques of the acting profession. Designed specifically for those who are wanting to learn the craft of acting, develop physical, vocal and imaginative skills, and explore dramatic text for performance. The programme is ideal if you wish to begin the pursuit of acting as a potential career, a rewarding hobby or would like to hone your skills to prepare for auditions.

The one-year programme comprises of three Terms, each lasting for 13 weeks, starting in September each year. Classes are one evening a week from 7.00pm – 9.30pm, and all students get the opportunity to be involved in APT productions at the end of each term.

Classes are taught by experienced, professional tutors and include visits from outside directors and specialist practitioners to supplement your training.

If you show a strong aptitude for acting and are equally dedicated and ambitious (and punctual), you may be invited to return for fourth and fifth terms, when you will receive additional training to prepare you for the industry. This invitation is extended only at the discretion of the Course Director and is by no means an automatic progression from term three.

A Certificate of Attendance is awarded on satisfactory completion of the the first year.

The course fee is only £524 per term


Detailed Description

The Acting (Part-Time) programme is designed to give you a basic practical training that will prepare you: physically, mentally and technically for approaching work as an actor.


One evening per week - 7-9.30pm, 1 or 2 years

The course runs over 3 terms, each term lasting 13 weeks. You will attend the college for 2.5 hours per week, plus extra rehearsals as required (usually on a Saturday), technical and dress rehearsals and performances as the work demands, totalling approximately 120 hours of contact time.
At the sole discretion of the Course Director, students who have shown a flair, enthusiasm and real commitment may be asked back to attend Terms 4 + 5.

The Programme Structure:

1. Term 1 – 13 weeks from September – December: Verse and Text
2. Term 2 – 13 weeks from January – April: Classic Scenes
3. Term 3 – 13 weeks from April – July: Contemporary Play
4. Term 4 – 13 weeks of the following year from September – December: Pre-view Presentation
5. Term 5 – 13 weeks of the following year from January – April: Final Presentation to Industry

Please note this is a training programme and not an accredited academic programme

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. Candidates should actively enjoy all aspects of practical drama work, be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to devote free time to the study of texts and rehearsal. 

To book an audition slot please click here http://store.bruford.ac.uk/product-catalogue/auditions-and-interviews/book-your-audition/acting-parttime

How to Apply

Contact the Admissions on +44(0)208 308 2636 to arrange an interview with the Course Director, or contact admissions@bruford.ac.uk . Any detailed enquiries about programme content please contact the Course Director at tony.james@bruford.ac.uk .

Career Progression

Many students enter directly into the acting profession, or enter full time drama school training. The programme is particularly suited for those who have little or no experience, but wish to contemplate a career as an actor/actress. Maturer performmers such as Shazia Mirza, Sharon Lawrence, Lee Bentley, Jean Summers, Caroline Turvey and Matt Pinckney have all successfully launched acting and showbiz careers from participating on this programme.

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