Here at the Acting Blog, people are always asking me, what kind of questions will they be asked at a UK Drama School interview?
Well, obviously, the range of questions is practically endless, but here’s a few to help you scratch the surface when preparing
for your drama school audition.
Q: Can you tell us about the last play that you went to see/read?
Q: Why do you want to come to ( INSERT NAME OF DRAMA SCHOOL HERE)?
Q: Why do you want to be an actor? Try to avoid… I love it and I’ve been doing it since I was wee… they hear this all the time.
Q: What actors do you admire?
Q: What kind of performances have you done outside of school?
Q: Can you tell us something about your monologue?
Q: What journey does your character go on in your first monologue?
Q: How is that different from the journey of the character in your second monologue?
Added on 13th March 2009 – thanks to my students for sharing these.
Q: What will you do if you don’t get a place at (NAME OF DRAMA SCHOOL HERE)?
Q: Tell us a little about yourself? Try to avoid gushing about how much you want to be an actor here.
Q: What are your strengths and weaknesses? Don’t be a wise-ass and tell them you’re not good at Maths, like me.
These questions are a chance for the audition panel to get to know you a little bitl, but also the opportunity you need to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding, savvy and skill. BUT DON’T BE A SHOW-OFF KNOW IT ALL.
If you can’t answer these basic questions, do you REALLY want to go to Drama School?
Mark Westbrook is a professional acting coach and coaches many young actors for their drama school auditions. To get advice or coaching from Mark, visit www.actingcoachscotland.co.uk or contact him on 0800 756 9535.