Professional skills for actors

Do you want to prepare for auditions, successfully pull off accents or become a proficient sightreader? Our professional skills courses enable you to learn essential acting techniques in order to improve your audition success and take on exciting new roles.
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  1. Alexander technique: performance breath and voice

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Alexander Technique for performers at all levels with focus on the performance breath and voice. The Technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech. Includes one-to-one hands-on in performance situations, addressing the breathing and vocal needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  2. Accents for actors: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol. Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Accents for actors: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which will include Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle and others to be negotiated in class. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Audition ready

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how an audition panel sees you in order to maximise your chances of success. You will work on your audition repertoire to build a solid base of classical and contemporary audition pieces.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. American accents for actors: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How to speak with confidence and authenticity in a North American Broadcast Standard accent as well as a variety of regional American accents.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  6. Film fighting for actors

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Actors need to perform their own fights more and more in today’s film world. From Vikings to GoT, Wonder Woman to Jessica Jones, actors are doing more of the fights themselves than ever before. Don’t get left behind! Come and learn how to fight and sell the performance for a camera. Essential skills for the modern actor.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  7. Acting showreel

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a showreel from scratch to showcase your talents. We will direct, film and edit two scenes and include a montage highlighting your best moments on screen. All reels are professionally and smoothly edited to industry standards giving you a valuable and essential tool to enable you to confidently and professionally market yourself as an actor.



    At all times during the shoot you will be working to professional standards to create the "location" and re-set the lighting for each scene before filming. Working under the guidance of a professional, you will be coached to produce a performance of your highest standard and you will work on developing one of your pieces to be unique, original and specifically tailored to your talents.



    The entire showreel footage will be the appropriate length to upload directly onto spotlight.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £499.00

  8. Professional actor launchpad (inc showcase)

    Course Date: Mon 12 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Preparing and mounting an Industry showcase for invited agents and casting directors in an intensive 5 week period.

    This requires an interview and is open only to past students of Build PAD or ATC as well as professional actors who trained elsewhere and feel they would like to showcase themselves again.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £304.00

  9. Alexander technique: in performance situation

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Release tension and enjoy greater freedom of movement, breath and speech. This 'master class' format course applies the Alexander Technique for actors, singers, musicians and all performers at all levels.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  10. Stage combat: knife fighting

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Knife fights on stage can be dramatic, fast, visceral and fearful – reflecting the very real danger and deadliness of this unique weapon. More and more theatrical productions reflect this modern cultural trend. Come and learn the skills needed to wield this weapon effectively and really sell that fight.

    Please note: this course will also require an extra commitment of two full days at the end to prepare you for the exam.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Audition surgery for professional actors

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how an audition panel sees you in order to maximise your chances of success. You will work on your audition repertoire to build a solid base of classical and contemporary audition pieces.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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