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LOCATION: Cambridge
ACTING (1-2 WEEKS)
In the first week, professional actors will lead you through drama exercises designed to help develop creativity, spontaneity, freedom and authenticity in performance.

Acting (1-2 weeks)

In the first week, professional actors will lead you through drama exercises designed to help develop creativity, spontaneity, freedom and authenticity in performance. In the second week, the ensemble work together to rehearse a short production, performed for an invited audience.

DATES & FEES

Course Location
CSVPA Cambridge

Course Length
1-2 weeks

Course Dates
Sunday 23rd June 2024
Sunday 30th June 2024
Sunday 7th July 2024
Sunday 21st July 2024
Sunday 28th July 2024

Price
£1,815 (one week)                                  £3,388 (two weeks)

ABOUT THIS COURSE

COURSE BENEFITS

LEARN FROM ART AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS
Our lecturers are all working professionals who will bring valuable industry experience to the programme.

BROADEN YOUR SKILLS IN THE INDUSTRY
Through research, intensive tuition, rehearsals and a final performance, you will become acquainted with the skills and knowledge that will serve as a perfect starting point for future education. Throughout the course you will become familiar with acting, voice, movement, improvisation and ensemble work.

DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS IN:
Voice | Movement | Improvisation | Ensemble work | Shakespeare | Staging

PROGRESSION AT CSVPA
Completion of the course can enable progression on to our University of the Arts London Awarding Body Extended Diploma or Foundation Diploma if you meet the UAL entry criteria for the course.

COURSE OUTCOMES

You will gain an understanding of basic acting techniques

You will experience working as part of an ensemble and developing the skills of playfulness, improvisation and devising

You will understand a range of activities in developing and delivering a performance

ENTRY

Age
14-18 years old

Who is it for
The course is aimed at any student aged 14 to 18 years who is interested in performing. Completion of the course can enable progression on to our University of the Arts London Awarding Body Extended Diploma or Foundation Diploma

English Level
Minimum English standard: International students should have at least an Upper Intermediate level of English

SAMPLE TIMETABLE

Week 1 1st Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 2nd Sunday
Breakfast (time) Arrival, induction and campus tour Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Morning 08:00 - 12:00 Arrival, induction and campus tour Introduction to the course – games and exercises to promote confidence, playfulness and to meet each other Acting – what is acting? Exploring exercises and techniques of key principles of actor training. Movement/dance – developing physical choreography in order to explore technique. Actor and character – techniques in relation to characterisation. Ensemble – continuing to develop awareness of the ensemble. Acting – introducing a selection of naturalistic and non-naturalistic acting techniques. Acting Shakespeare – verse speaking and thought structure Actor and character - techniques in relation to characterisation Included Full Day Excursion: London (including gallery or museum visit and shopping time) Free Day
Lunch 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon 13:00 - 16:00 Arrival, induction and campus tour Ensemble – introduction to group working through either song or acting. Acting - exercises to begin developing acting techniques. Ensemble – developing skills in group working through either song or acting components What is play? – Improvisation, movement and devising skills Acting and movement – how an actor communicates with an audience through use of physical action. The theatrical text – develop knowledge of texts that are relevant to current practices in theatre and performance. Developmental play – physical practices to develop awareness and spontaneity. Introduction of script. Rehearsals Included Full Day Excursion: London (including gallery or museum visit and shopping time) Free Day
Dinner 16:30 - 18:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Evening 19:30 - 22:00 Evening Activities City View Ferris Wheel Bowling / Rock Climbing Talent Show Cinema CSVPA Disco Selfie Orienteering Challenge Free Evening
Week 2 2nd Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 3rd Sunday
Breakfast (time) Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Morning 08:00 - 12:00 Free Day Movement – integration of movement /dance within a rehearsal setting Actor and character – techniques in relation to characterisation Acting – application of movement to text Rehearsals Rehearsals – dress rehearsal Included Full Day Excursion: London (including gallery or museum visit and shopping time) Departure
Lunch 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Departure
Afternoon 13:00 - 16:00 Free Day Acting – voice and text – developing technique Rehearsals Rehearsals Acting – character work Rehearsals Rehearsals – technical rehearsal Performances and awarding certificates Included Full Day Excursion: London (including gallery or museum visit and shopping time) Departure
Dinner 16:30 - 18:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Departure
Evening 19:30 - 22:00 Free Evening Park Social Time Ice Skating Talent Show Punting Dance Party Selfie Orienteering Challenge Departure