Thinking of an acting career?
Our long-running summer school is designed to teach a range of acting skills while giving a concentrated experience of vocational drama school training and a valuable insight into life as an actor. The course will capitalise on your strengths and work on your individual development. It will also help you realise acting talents that perhaps you didn’t know you had.
Many students in the past have found this experience invaluable in helping them decide whether to apply for a drama school and also in preparing them for the auditions. The course consists mostly of classwork running alongside some class scene study work.
A certificate of attendance will be issued if you attend 90% or more of the course.
There is ACCOMMODATION available. See the BROCHURE HERE
For prices please email the DSL Office or call +44 (0) 20 8579 3897
ACTING: Acting / Shakespeare / Stagecraft / Improvisation / Audition Technique
VOICE: Voice / Speech / Singing
MOVEMENT: Movement / Dance for Actors / Combat
MEDIA: Television & Screen / Radio / Microphone Technique
Nick started life as an actor then moved into writing and directing computer games, theatre, events, TV and film. His award-winning short films have screened worldwide and sold to the likes of Canal + and HBO and recent virals with Jan Ravens as Theresa May and ‘Ken Loach’s Star Wars’ have had millions of views.
Owyn trained as an actor at Mountview before adding writing to his resume in 2008 and then directing in 2012. Known for his work in comedy, Owyn's short films and viral sketches have generated millions of views and garnered national press coverage in 'The Guardian' and acclaim from the like of Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) Sam Bain (Peep Show, Fresh Meat) and Peter Serafinowicz.
Sophie spent seven years directing plays (receiving 5* in The Times, Time Out Critics' Choice, nominated for an Evening Standard Award) and worked as a Staff Director at venues including the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and on tour. She subsequently moved into television, directing fifty episodes of EastEnders and Doctors for the BBC.
This is an exciting 4-day immersive experience on the demands and rewards of screen acting. You’ll learn the practical demands of film and TV, such as hitting marks and maintaining continuity whilst working on a range of texts from soap to prime time and film. You’ll learn who’s who on a film crew and what they do, then crew for each other as we film multiple scenes. We’ll then review the work so you can see strengths and weaknesses to help you build confidence and adjust your performance style to improve from shot to shot. We can’t promise an Oscar but we can promise 4 days of fun and intense focus, helping you to become the best screen actor you can be.
"What an amazing time I had on the acting summer school course. It was such a great experience for me and exceeded all expectations and hugely built up my confidence over the two-week period! A huge thank you for helping me rediscover my love for acting and the theatre... For putting together such a great course and helping me to uncover my true passion again!" Jessica 2018
My two weeks at DSL felt like a whole lifetime of enlightening realisations of what a genuine drama training should be like. With a varied curriculum, we explored all kinds of exciting mediums with professional and supportive teachers who made us comfortable enough to take risks that actors could only dream of being brave enough to take. It was truly an insight and an experience. I've learned things not only related to the craft and art of acting, but to life as well. I look at the world differently than I did before the intensive two-week course and frankly it's for the better." Alpha Gultiano 2015