Studying Acting with us means being immersed in hands on, conservatoire-style training with highly experienced industry professionals.
You will take part in performances and productions, work with visiting professional directors and actors and form your own theatre companies. As a graduate you’ll have the knowledge and high-level skills required to be a professional actor on stage and screen.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
You’ll spend 30 hours per week in practical training, showing your dedication and commitment – qualities which can take you far in the Acting world.
The first stage of your studies focuses on vocal and physical fundamental techniques including vocal training, singing, characterisation, ballet and stage combat. You will be involved in one main production and small studio-based performance tasks throughout the year.
Stage two develops your performance range, including acting for the camera and microphone technique. You will be involved with two larger productions which will be professionally directed and performed off-campus.
The final stage is transitional, switching from studying acting to preparing for all aspects of employment. You will form your own theatre company and perform in a venue of your own choice as part of the annual Flash Theatre Festival. We will teach the key aspects on preparing for life as a professional actor; Acting CV, Headshot, Show reel, Business Planning and Audition Technique.
At the end of the course, you may be invited to perform at our London Showcase in front of agents and other key industry representatives.
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