Part-Time Diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen at Acting Coach Scotland
3-Year Part-Time Course
SQA Approved Diploma
3 Professionally Made Films
Perform at Edinburgh Fringe
Next Course Begins: January 2018
Many people would like to do our Full Time One Year Professional Diploma in Stage and Screen Performance. It's an amazing opportunity. But not everyone can afford to pay the £8000+ full time course fees, or to take 1 year off work/their other responsibilities. Our students train for three evenings per week and Sunday from 10-2pm plus two week long intensives throughout the year. It's a big commitment, but if you want the training it takes to get your acting career on track, then we know the right students will make that commitment.
SO...we created the 3-Year Part-Time Diploma in Stage and Screen Performance.
This is an official SQA an accredited qualification, equivalent roughly to a 2-year HND course - but let’s face it. Only your family care about whether you get a bit of paper. If you can’t act - the industry won’t be interested in your certificate. And if you can act - they won't want to see your certificate either.
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 course into THREE parts.
YEAR ONE: Building skills, developing knowledge, gaining experience. Doing. Because that’s what matters, hands on practice in the craft of acting under expert tuition. The main areas are acting technique, voice and improvisation - alongside Performance Psychology.
YEAR TWO: Developing skills and working towards stage performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and performances in Glasgow.
YEAR THREE: Expand skills, experience and knowledge with acting for camera focus, making professionally produced films and getting an industry showcase too.
The hours are likely to be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30-10:30pm and 10-2pm on Sundays.
Our students past and present appear in major roles in this Raindance Film Festival nominated feature directed b R Paul Wilson.
"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
ARE YOU WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR?
We’re looking for creative, motivated, committed individuals with original ideas and the determination to succeed in this most competitive industry. Our students come from all over the world, our current students come from Scotland, UK, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Romania, Portugal and Ireland.
PLEASE NOTE AS WE ARE NOT A TIER 4 SPONSOR ORGANISATION - WE CANNOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA. (IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE EEA BUT DO NOT NEED A TIER 4 SPONSORSHIP - PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY)
DOES THAT SOUND LIKE YOU?
We Accept a Maximum of 16 Students in any year group.
HOW MUCH WOULD YOU EXPECT TO PAY?
Successful applicants pay a £500 deposit. They then pay £220 per month for 36 months.
Existing part-time students meeting certain conditions will receive a £500 credit towards their fees.
HOW TO APPLY:
We accept applications throughout the year and hold auditions at regular intervals. The first stage is to fill out this online APPLICATION FORM and submit it, and then we will contact you regarding a date for an audition.
Auditions are held in our Glasgow Acting Studio, but applicants from outside the UK may audition via Skype.
Auditions may consist of group workshop, interview and the applicant will be expected to perform 1 classical and 1 contemporary monologue, of roughly 2 minutes length each.
Unlike other acting courses, we don't charge a fee for you to audition!
To arrange your audition and interview, contact our Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 440 1272
what you'll learn
- Fundamental Acting Techniques
- Acting for Camera
- Voice and Accents
- Performance Psychology
- Industry Workshops and Masterclasses
- Public Performances
- Professional Film Making
I feel incredibly grateful for the support and training I have received over the last year. I felt fully prepared for my first professional job - which came only weeks after finishing the course.
what comes next...
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fancy a chat?
We want to hear from you. If you have questions or queries, our Admin Team would love to answer them for you. Get in touch today.
- +44 (0)141 440 1272