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Foundation Acting Course (Full-Time) | ALRA
Course Leader: Paloma Oakenfold and Elen Benfield
Course Location: Wandsworth (London), Wigan (Greater Manchester)
Study Level: Undergraduate
Study Mode: Full-Time
Course Length: 1 Year
Application: £35 (North) £45 (South)
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ALRA's Foundation Diploma in Acting gives students a real insight into conservatoire actor training and preparation for working in the industry. It is beneficial for those wishing to pursue professional training at a higher level.

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We know there are some concerns about what studying at ALRA will be like from September. ALRA is committed to, and will provide, the conservatoire experience that each student deserves. We will continue to deliver our programmes at the highest level of quality and safety – always adhering to government guidelines. Students will receive full information before courses begin in September and we are looking forward to welcoming back our existing students and enrolling all of our new recruits.

ALRA offers a Foundation Diploma in Acting. The full time option gives students a real insight into conservatoire actor training and preparation for working in the industry. It is beneficial for those wishing to pursue professional training at a higher level.

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Course Leader: Paloma Oakenfold and Elen Benfield
Course Location: Wandsworth (London), Wigan (Greater Manchester)
Study Level: Undergraduate
Study Mode: Full-Time
Course Length: 1 Year
Application: £35 (North) £45 (South)
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We know there are some concerns about what studying at ALRA will be like from September. ALRA is committed to, and will provide, the conservatoire experience that each student deserves. We will continue to deliver our programmes at the highest level of quality and safety – always adhering to government guidelines. Students will receive full information before courses begin in September and we are looking forward to welcoming back our existing students and enrolling all of our new recruits.

ALRA offers a Foundation Diploma in Acting. The full time option gives students a real insight into conservatoire actor training and preparation for working in the industry. It is beneficial for those wishing to pursue professional training at a higher level.

  • Timetables are distributed during induction week and then at the start of each subsequent term. Please note that although we make every effort to supply the full timetable, some changes are inevitable due to reasons beyond our control. All aspects of the timetable are compulsory.

    The course includes modules on:

        • Acting Technique
        • Voice
        • Movement
        • Acting for Camera (Film and TV)

    Over the last three years ALRA Foundation students have gained places at such prestigious institutions as:

        • ALRA
        • Birmingham School of Acting
        • Central School of Speech and Drama
        • Bristol Old Vic
        • Major Universities

    The course is one year full time comprising of 21 contact hours per week over four days.

  • Applicants should be 18 on enrolment (by the end of August just before the course commences). We also welcome the older student, especially those who are thinking about a career change. You don't need any formal qualifications but those seeking to pursue a University place will need a Level 3 qualification and should seek further advice.

  • Funding Information for the Foundation Acting and all ALRA courses can be found in Fees & Funding.

    Fees for 2020 Entry

    Term

    Annual

    Deposit

    TOTAL

    Foundation Acting North

    £1,750

    £5,250

    £400

    £5,650

    Foundation Acting South

    £1,917

    £5,750

    £400

    £6,150 

    Fees for 2020 Entry

    Term

    Foundation Acting North

    £1,750

    Foundation Acting South

    £1,917

    Fees for 2020 Entry

    Annual

    Foundation Acting North

    £5,250

    Foundation Acting South

    £5,750

    Fees for 2020 Entry

    Deposit

    Foundation Acting North

    £400

    Foundation Acting South

    £400

    Fees for 2020 Entry

    TOTAL

    Foundation Acting North

    £5,650

    Foundation Acting South

    £6,150

     

    Term DatesAutumn Term 2020Provisional: Spring Term 2021Provisional: Summer Term 2021
    From 5th October 11th January 26th April
    To 11th December 19th March 2nd July
    Term DatesAutumn Term 2020
    From 21st September
    To 04th December
    Term DatesSpring Term 2021
    From 11th January
    To 26th March
    Term DatesSummer Term 2021
    From 26th April
    To 16th July

    The Stefan Thegeby Foundation Bursary

    Foundation students can also apply for the ALRA Stefan Thegeby Foundation Bursary (£250.00) This is given to one student in the North and one in the South campus each year in recognition of the bravery of former student, Stefan Thegeby. Stefan Thegeby was a remarkable young man who studied on our Foundation Course before training at the Central School of Speach and Drama. Stefan was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare diease where cancer cells are found in the bone or soft tissue. He remained, throughout, an incredibly vibrant and creative force of life. To celebrate this, ALRA provide a bursary in his name toalling £500.00 which is usually split betwen the campuses.

  • Admission follows successful audition and interview – see the Audition Guidelines for more information. Candidates will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm their places. Your audition will help assess which acting course is most suitable for you. You can ask for feedback following your audition and you will have an opportunity to talk to staff and students throughout the day.

     

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