Easter and Summer Courses 2012
2012 Easter and Summer Courses
One of the UK's most innovative acting schools, East 15 has been training actors for over 50 years. The School was born from the work of Joan Littlewood's world famous Theatre Workshop. It has produced successful actors, producers, directors and theatre technicians from across the world.
East 15 summer courses are aimed at anyone aged 17 and over, who wish to extend their existing talents and/or those with an excitement and passion for theatre, who are looking for ways to creatively engage with character development and performance skills, taught by the school’s experienced resident staff, using the approaches to learning drawn from the full time courses, that have made East 15 such a success.
If you are under 17 and looking to develop your creative skills or prepare for drama school entry, visit our Youth Theatre Workshops
University credits are available for all courses.
For an application form: contact us at: email@example.com
Courses are normally run Monday to Friday 10am to 5.00pm and participants will need a a good level and understanding of English language
Audition Technique - A Special Intensive Weekend Course Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd April in Loughton - Fee: £210
This is an intensive two-day course, using similar approaches to the one week audition technique course. Working in smaller groups, the course provides tips and hints on how to achieve your potential at audition. Participants will need to bring two speeches for presentation.
Introduction to Acting (one week) Monday 16th to Friday 20th July in Loughton - Fee: £350
This one-week foundation course provides an introduction basic acting techniques and approaches to character, including textual analysis, scene study, voice work and movement skills.
Audition Technique (one week) Monday 16th to Friday 20th July in Loughton Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July in Southend Fee: £350 each week
This one-week course guides students through the audition process and helps to demystify it. Participants will be shown how to present themselves to their best advantage at an audition, along with tips on choice of speech.
Participants should prepare two pieces prior to arrival – one classical and one modern, as well as a song. Each should be no more than three minutes long, although the course leader might suggest alternative pieces, so be prepared!
Acting for Camera (one week) Monday 16th to Friday 20th July in Loughton - Fee: £425
This intensive practical one-week course is for those who already have some experience in acting and wish to broaden their skills on camera. Students will have the opportunity to develop existing skills and learn how to adapt them to film and television. The programme will also cover audition techniques, sight-reading, what to expect on set and the opportunity to film short scenes.
Theatre Directing (two weeks) 16th July to 27th July in Loughton - Fee: £650
This two-week course explores text, the actor-director relationship, production planning, research and rehearsal methods. There will be practical sessions where you will be working to direct actors and opportunities to gain insight and hear the experiences of professional theatre directors. The course will include at least one theatre trip into central London to help contextualise the class work.
Stage Management and Technical Theatre Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July in Loughton - Fee: £350
This course offers an introduction to the backstage technical disciplines required in creating a theatre production. The course uses both the Corbett Theatre and the scenic production workshops to deliver this practical hands-on training. The course offers an insight into stage management, lighting, sound, prop making, set construction and costume and is an ideal course for those interested in exploring or developing their backstage skills!
Stage Combat (one week) Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July in Southend - Fee: £425
Students on this introductory, week-long course learn armed and unarmed combat techniques with a professional Fight Director. In the later stages of the course students develop a short choreographed dramatic fight sequence in pairs and are given an opportunity to achieve a foundation level award with the British Academic of Dramatic Combat (All Weapons Provided)
Physical Theatre (one week) Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July in Southend - Fee: £350
This intensive five-day course is aimed at anyone with an interest in looking for new ways of integrating movement into character or bringing greater physicality to the production. Participants will be introduced to a range of physical techniques including playing with breath, tension and the generation of meaning, the exploration of music, painting and mask and their transfer into territories of comedy, drama and tragedy.
East 15's Loughton Campus, with its Georgian dower house, studios and mediaeval tithe barn (now a professionally equipped 125-seat theatre) in a glorious six-acre campus on the outskirts of London, provides excellent rehearsal and performance facilities, all set amidst the natural beauty of our gardens and lawns. This is an ideal place to study and yet only a short trip from central London.
East 15's Clifftown Theatre along with the Gateway Building provides a superb state-of-the-art training facility in vibrant Southend. With 13 studio spaces and a 160 seat theatre, students are able to explore their work in well equipped spaces, purpose built to support performers. The Campus is close to Southend Central and Southend Victoria railway stations, with journey times to London Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street taking less than one hour. The campus is also able to offer on-site accommodation.
East 15 can provide information regarding a wide variety of local accommodation in the area. The Loughton Campus is unable to offer accommodation on site.
Southend has accommodation available on site in our new Halls of Residence – University Square and can be booked for an additional cost. For more detailed information about the Southend Accommodation, please contact East 15 Admissions via their email address firstname.lastname@example.org
How to book
Please contact the School for booking forms.