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.
ACTING: Acting / Shakespeare / Stagecraft / Improvisation / Audition Technique
VOICE: Voice / Speech / Singing
MOVEMENT: Movement / Dance for Actors / Combat
MEDIA: Television & Screen / Radio / Microphone Technique
Option 1 teaches a range of acting skills over 2 weeks
Option 2 focusses on theatre based classes
Option 3 covers TV & media based skills
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.
"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