We offer one of the best professional actor training programmes in the UK; we accept students with outstanding potential and commitment who are dedicated to a performing career.
As a member of this elite group of students you will be working intensively on building your skills to a level that will bring you to the forefront of young performance practitioners.
We provide all the necessary training to ensure a solid foundation in Acting, Voice, and Movement. When you graduate, you will have experience in working in all acting genres, an excellent knowledge of theatre history, and an outstanding CV packed with performing credits. You will have the unique opportunity to study and work with professionals from the large arts community located in Scotland, as well as further afield. Our Acting Showcases are held in Glasgow and London, and are well known to the profession, and well attended by agents and casting directors.
As we’re the only UK conservatoire that offers training in all of the performance disciplines, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers, formally and informally, in dance, music, production, and screen. Our unrivalled professional connections puts you at the heart of performance in Scotland – there are opportunities with BBC Scotland, the National Theatre of Scotland, and the Tron and the Arches theatres, as well as a further range of Scottish and UK companies and individuals.
As well as aiming to give you a full practical training, our goal is to prepare you for a long and successful career. We focus on creating a daily practice, giving you a sound grounding to continue your development throughout your working life. You’ll undertake professional development modules, and you’ll be assigned a professional mentor. You’ll leave as a truly entrepreneurial industry-ready artist, with all the contacts you need, and a great deal of professional experience.
Alasdair Hankinson-BA Acting 2012 - One of my most memorable experiences was working with Matthew Lenton, a visiting professional theatre director. We started working with him just before his production of ‘Saturday Night’ started. We all went to see it and came away having seen his work and it was great. He also shared his influences with us as a cast. (By doing this) You know how he works. His style is very visual and has movement elements. You see what inspires him and you know what he is trying to achieve...