Task 3: Portfolio Section 3 – Planning

pplications / When they need to be sent off and when they open and close (Drama schools).

DRAMA SCHOOL, DATES FOR SENDING OFF MY APPLICATIONS, COST OF THE AUDITIONS AND TRAVEL

LAMDA

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL OF OUR FULL-TIME COURSES OPENS ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 AND APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO APPLY AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. THE DEADLINE FOR OUR BA (HONS) PROFESSIONAL ACTING, FDA PROFESSIONAL ACTING & MA ACTING* IS 1 MARCH 2017**. 

Applicants should include the relevant application/audition/interview fee with their application.

Applicants for our BA (Hons) Professional Acting, FdA Professional Acting, MA Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre, MA Directing, Postgraduate Diplomas and Foundation Diploma should include:
£49 by credit or debit card or £63 by cheque (online application) / £63 by cheque (paper application) for an audition in the UK, Dublin or Paris, or
£77 by credit or debit card or £87 by cheque (online application) / £87 by cheque (paper application) for an audition in North America or another non-EU venue

Applications open on September 30th 2016. I will send my application off the day they open.

Further information: https://www.lamda.org.uk/drama-school/how-to-apply


ARTS ED

Audition Fee (non-refundable) £45 / €60
Overseas students please pay by bank transfer.

Will need to speak to a tutor about ArtsEd really like the school but cant find the dates for applications September 2017.


MOUNTVEIW

I have already sent my application for BA (hons) in performance (Acting)

My audition date is (To be confirmed)

Here is what i put in my personal statement.

I was never the best behaved child at school, I didn’t have the best group of friends but I always got drawn in by acting. It was always my favourite subject at school and I would push myself to do better in drama lessons. My last year at school I started to focus my grades went up and I was much happier, I started to focus because I always knew where I wanted to be at college studying level three drama and getting into different shows! This is the first time I’ve ever felt really engaged in education.

I now want to push myself more than I ever have before by auditioning at Mountveiw. I am in my second year at West Suffolk College and feel I have got enough experience to start auditioning for drama schools. I am not where I want to be yet and I feel getting a place at Mountview would help me gain the professional experience I need.

My previous year at college I was in a variety of different shows such as promenade theatre, Music hall, Street theatre, improvability and musical theatre shows. All these shows have helped me gain confidence in my self and within my acting. If I was to get an audition at Mountview I would use all the things I have learnt and worked on to give the best possible audition! I love being up on stage having an audience to amaze and once you know you have done something good its the best feeling ever so I don’t ever want to give up and carry on into further education.

 


Central

BA (Hons) Acting courses – Acting Acting (CDT) and Acting (Musical Theatre)
There is an audition/interview fee of £55.
Find out more about the BA (Hons) Acting audition process.

I need to take two monologues for my central audition off the list they provide. All the monologues listed on this link

http://www.cssd.ac.uk/content/audition-process-ba-acting-courses


GUILDHALL

No piece should last longer than two minutes.

In addition, you should also be prepared to sing a short unaccompanied song of your own choice. This is to assess your ability to perform and interpret a song rather than your singing ability.

Notification of audition dates are sent by email. Please be aware that occasionally email notifications can be diverted to junk mail folders.

Due to the volume of applications received, please allow up to 8 weeks to be allocated an audition date.

First round auditions

The majority of first round auditions are held in London between October and May.

First round auditions in Bristol and Newcastle take place on:

  • Monday 6, Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 March 2017.

Applications deadline for auditions in London, Bristol and Newcastle isTuesday 24 January 2017.

What you should prepare

You should prepare three contrasting dramatic pieces of your own choice:

  • One must be in verse (blank or rhymed) from a play by Shakespeare or another Jacobean playwright;
  • One from a modern play written after 1956;
  • One should be a contrasting piece from any period.

I will be sending off my application for Guildhall and any others that have already opened Tuesday 6th September as that’s when I will have the money.

Suffolk New College

I am going to have to wait until i find out the open days at this college, I also need to go to an open day there to watch one of their shows get a feel for what its like to be a student there. Of course none of this information will be out until later in the year.


 

DEADLINES I HAVE SET MYSELF

I want to build my common knowledge so I have bought a range of plays and books to read I cant set a deadline for the time I will have each read but i will be reading every night before bed instead of watching telly. I know its easier said then done but since read my first play in the summer ‘Kiss me like you mean it’ I have started to really enjoy reading.

Below is a book i have started to read.

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Books like this really help with my reading and understanding how to become a better actor. Another thing similar to this that I bought ‘Uta Hagan with haskel frankel, respect for acting’.

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Simple things really help build my knowledge and become a better actor, I have no deadline to finish the book or listen to the whole CD but listening to a bit each night and reading bits each night will really help.

I have set myself a deadline to read ‘Measure for Measure’ by Shakespeare before Monday 13th September as I need to understand the play as I have chosen a monologue from the play.

I also have a deadline to read ‘Richard 111’ by Shakespeare before Monday 13th as I also have chosen a monologue from this play. I changed my monologues last minuet so that is why I hadn’t already read these in the summer.

I will add to this list as I go through the year and turn it more into a timeline.

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