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Applications Procedure | ALRA

EARLY-BIRD OFFER

Audition for £35.00 in 2018!

ALRA offer places from the very first audition which means that less places are available at the later auditions. This Early Bird Offer applies to applications made for auditions in 2018. If the audition you are applying for is in 2019 then the full audition cost applies. If you book for 2018 but then move your audition to 2019 then an extra £10.00 charge will apply.

 

ALRA’s online application process for all its full-time courses has been streamlined into a process of just a few minutes. We think this will be appreciated by applicants who may be auditioning for several schools or applying around studying and work commitments.

Online Application Management System

Applications for all full-time courses must be made on-line via the ALRA Online Application Management System (AMS).

Applications

All applicants must complete in full the AMS paying any associated Audition Fee and providing the following:

  • Applicant Information
  • Audition & Course Preference
  • Contact Information
  • Personal Information
  • Next of Kin Information
  • Photograph
  • Confirmation & Declaration

Applicants will receive email confirmation of their Audition Day / Interview once the AMS has been completed in full and payment has been received. All Audition Fees are non-refundable.

All correspondence regarding your application, audition and outcome will be made to the email address that you provide us with.

ALRA is committed to Audition and/ or Interview each person who applies for a place to join us. ALRA receives thousands of new applications each year, places are strictly limited and it is advised that you apply early in order to avoid disappointment.

 

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    ALRA South Open Day | October


    Saturday 20th October
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ALRA understands that choosing to go to drama school is a big decision. We have put together some useful information to help you through the application process and beyond.

Here is some useful information for applicants:

  • FAQs

  • Next Interview / Audition Dates

  • Audition Guidelines

    Auditions Guidelines

    • Your Audition
    • Audition Format

    Each applicant is asked to select, prepare and perform two audition monologues (each lasting no longer than 2 minutes) from; one from a contemporary and one from a Shakespeare or Jacobean play.

    Please make sure you have read the whole play your monologue comes from and that it works as a stand-alone speech, not requiring input from another character.

    Ensure that you:

    • Prepare & Learn your monologue pieces
    • Choose monologue pieces that match your age
    • Do not use props or costume in your monologues
    • Use only your natural accent in your monologues
    • Avoid directing your monologues at the panel
    • Wear suitable clothing allowing free movement throughout the day
      (which allows tutors to assess posture and movement)

    ALRA is assessing you on the following qualities and abilities:

    • Truth, focus and concentration
    • Ability to take direction
    • Ability to express thought and feeling through text, movement and voice
    • Openness and responsiveness to others imagination and creativity
    • Evidence of stamina and co-ordination

    ALRA will form an opinion on these matters at audition & interview and record the outcomes for scrutiny and feedback.

    ALRA offers various provisions for access to our full-time courses for applicants:

    • Auditions, Interviews & Workshops at ALRA North & South Campus
    • Workshops & Auditions at Private Outreach  Venues
    • Auditions, Interviews & Workshops at Regional UK Venues
    • Preliminary Online Assessments for International Students
    • Auditions, Interviews & Workshops at International Venues
    • Collaborative Partnerships

    ALRA follows the ‘Auditioning and interviewing for Dance & Drama Code of Practice’ as detailed on the CDMT and EFA websites.

    Audition Days (All Acting Courses)

    Selection is made by audition that takes place over one day and tests applicants on performance of text, vocal and physical suitability and individual interview.

    Each applicant is asked to select, prepare and perform two audition monologues (each lasting no longer than 2 minutes) from; one contemporary and one Shakespeare or Jacobean play. This forms Stage 1 of ALRA’s audition process.

    If the applicant is successful in passing Stage 1, they are then asked to participate in a movement and improvisation workshop, undertake a Text and Vocal assessment workshop and will then finally be invited to Interview.

    The audition process is designed to assess which acting course is most suitable for your level of development, offering you feedback at the end of your day and discuss your options, with opportunities to talk to staff and students throughout the audition process.

    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 Registrar.

    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. 

    Audition results are usually processed and sent out via email as well as available on the Audition Management System within ten working days of the date of audition. ALRA always aspires to inform applicants of the audition result within this timeframe but during busier times results can take longer and we ask for patience and understanding in these circumstances.

     

    Feedback from Auditionees

    • Thank you for the opportunity, and for providing a thoroughly enjoyable experience... even if I don't get a place I have loved the experience.
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