Application Guidelines

Each of our courses has a different application route. Follow the guidelines for the course of your choice below to ensure you’re fully prepared for your audition or interview.

Full audition guidelines for all acting courses will be available in October 2021. During your audition we will require you to share two speeches of your choice with us.

Speeches

Speech 1 – A contemporary monologue (from a play written post-2000)
Speech 2 – A piece of poetry OR spoken word OR a second contemporary monologue (this piece should be contrasting from your first and can, but does not have to be, self-written)

We ask that speeches are:
– No longer than 2 minutes in length (each)
– Prepared and learnt thoroughly
– Close to you in age
– In your own voice
Without costume or props

Audition Results

ALRA operates an Equal Opportunities Policy: all candidates will be assessed on their potential to meet the demands of the course and considered entirely on the basis of merit. Those showing the most aptitude at audition will be considered for Dance and Drama Awards.

The audition panel for all full-time courses are run by Course Leaders, Lead Tutors and senior staff members. Final selection is completed by the Principal and Head of Registry.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated a significant degree of talent, ability, preparation, aptitude and commitment, as well as the ability to make a positive contribution to and benefit from training with ALRA.

Applicants for the MA Directing course must fill in an application form. On the application you will need to provide 500 words on your interest and experience in directing/theatre and your CV. You will then be contacted to participate in an online meeting which will include a directing task and an interview.

Task/Interview

The directing task will be explained prior to the meeting date and is designed to explore communication as well as investigate your artistic concept. This task will be presented, then the artistic rationale of the task will be discussed with the Course Leader and other senior members of faculty.

At interview, you will demonstrate sufficient potential to develop your personal creative process within the field of directing. You will discuss your reasons for wanting to take the course and any experience that demonstrates aspects of the relevant work.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Admissions Team on admissions@alra.co.uk.

Interview Results

ALRA operates an Equal Opportunities Policy: all candidates will be assessed on their potential to meet the demands of the course and considered entirely on the basis of merit.

The selection panel for this course is ran by Course Leaders, Lead Tutors and senior staff members. Final selection is completed by the Principal and Head of Registry.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated a significant degree of talent, ability, preparation, aptitude and commitment, as well as the ability to make a positive contribution to and benefit from training with ALRA.

Applicants for the MFA Linklater Teaching Practice (Voice and Theatre Arts) course must fill in an application form. They will then be contacted to participate in an audition and interview.

Audition

Prior to audition, you will be asked to submit a CV and a link to a ten-minute video of yourself doing a portion of the Linklater warm-up. This should be a YouTube or Vimeo link and should show your full-body. The warm-up must be self-led.

At audition, you will be asked to present the following:

– A classical speech (this can be Shakespearean/Jacobean/Elizabethan or an equivalent that may be from non-Western culture classical texts but contain elements of rhythm and poetry)
– A contemporary speech (2-3 minutes). This speech should either be selected from a play or a real-life political speech
– A song (unaccompanied verse and chorus)

Afterwards, you will be invited to interview.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Admissions Team on admissions@alra.co.uk.

Audition Results

ALRA operates an Equal Opportunities Policy: all candidates will be assessed on their potential to meet the demands of the course and considered entirely on the basis of merit.

The audition panel for all full-time courses are run by Course Leaders, Lead Tutors and senior staff members. Final selection is completed by the Principal and Head of Registry.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated a significant degree of talent, ability, preparation, aptitude and commitment, as well as the ability to make a positive contribution to and benefit from training with ALRA.

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