This course is designed for highly motivated students of 19 years and over. LTS is the only school in Merseyside to be validated by Trinity College London to deliver Level 6 Diploma in Professional Acting.
The aim of the diploma is to develop the skills needed to be successful in the ever-demanding acting profession. Students need to be versatile, skilled and dedicated to succeed.
The course provides intensive, exciting and professional training. Students focus on the techniques of acting for TV, Film and stage, through a balanced timetable, which supports their development. Students will also take part in weekly singing, movement, voice, audition preparation and career development classes.
Students will be taught techniques and exercises rooted in the principles of Konstantin Stanislavski and American practitioner Uta Hagen, putting them at the centre of the creative process in order to develop a logical and synthesised understanding and application of the diverse technical elements of role creation. The learning is designed to equip the student with a robust and highly flexible system with which to work, and to develop their skills and approach to acting both practically and philosophically.
Expert teaching staff, guest lecturers and visiting directors all ensure you continuously strive to meet your personal challenges. To help you maintain your high standards, individual progress is closely monitored. Regular tutorials and assessments ensure you receive continual feedback and support.
The first year of study aims to build the core skills and techniques needed to become a successful actor. Acting forms the central spine of the course, and students will be introduced the works from different auteurs and directors across film, TV and stage theatre. In addition students will have classes in singing, dancing and stage combat.
Students will have the opportunity to practice their trade in in-house performances throughout the year. Second year focuses on developing and strengthening the core techniques, skills and ethos learnt in the previous year. Students will also learn the historical, social and political context of the writers and their work. Students will rehearse and perform extracts from Chekov, Ibsen, Wilde, Coward and Shakespeare.
Third year is all about performing! The students will refine their acting ability by rehearsing and performing in two external productions from a dramatic genre with external directors and a TIE project. Students will also get the opportunity to showcase their talent to agents in their London Showcase at a West End Theatre and at their North West Showcase here at LTS.