1 Year/MA Acting - Admission Procedure
Am I eligible to apply?
If you are over 21 years of age and have a first degree or at least 3 years professional experience you may apply. Your potential for training will be assessed at a workshop audition.
How do I apply?
Download an application form and post back to us:
The Arts Educational Schools
Cone Ripman House
14 Bath Road, Chiswick
London W4 1LY
Closing date for 2013 course applications is 1st March 2013
Auditions are generally held between January and June/July for the Acting courses. There will be a chance to see the School in operation and to ask questions on the day so you should expect to be at the School for most of an afternoon.
For the Acting auditions you must prepare:
Two short monologues (max 2 mins)
one from a classical play written before 1900
one contrasting piece from a modern play written after 1980
You will be assessed on how well you understand the text, how clearly and fluently you perform, how connected you are and how well you use vocal and physical skills. You may also be asked to do a short sight-reading test. If you have any problems with dyslexia or visual impairments, please inform an Audition Assistant on the day.
In addition to performing these pieces, candidates will participate in class work consisting of movement and improvisation with the Course Tutors and for this you will need to bring clothing suitable for floor exercises.
Students from outside the UK
The School invites applications from eligible candidates from all countries. The working language of the courses are English, so you must be able to show evidence at the audition of an excellent command of spoken and written English.
The UK Government is reviewing the systems whereby overseas students from non-EU countries can study in the UK. We are currently taking advice from the UK Borders Agency as to how to proceed which may cause a delay in the processing of your application to study at Arts Educational Schools. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
If an applicant with a disability is successful at audition the college will do its utmost to meet the student’s access requirements. Before offering a place the college will discuss with the student its ability to fully support him/her during training. If after discussion the college regretfully feels it cannot provide adequate support and, therefore, is unable to offer a place, it will explain to the student why, and advise them on alternative opportunities. Although the building is fully accessible for public performances, many of the teaching areas are not accessible for people with mobility impairments.
The application forms are in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not already have Acrobat Reader installed you can download it for free here.