AUDITIONS FOR OUR FULL-TIME PERFORMING ARTS COLLEGE
Auditions for our September 2024 cohort have begun!
Our upcoming audition dates are:
Entry is by audition and applicants are assessed on potential, passion and character. We look for dedicated, committed performers with a hunger to learn who we feel have the ability to embrace the robust level of training we offer.
Candidates need to be 16+ on or before the first day of the course.
Academic requirements – 5 GCSEs, grade 4 and above, which should ideally include Maths and English. If either Maths or English is not achieved there will be the opportunity to resit the exam. Without a pass in either Maths or English we will be unable to offer you a place.
BEFORE YOUR AUDITION
Please click the APPLY NOW button and select ‘College Application’ to complete our online application form, ensuring you include information about any health issues, disabilities or any other specific needs the applicant may have. Please note that we do not charge for auditions for any of our courses.
PLEASE NOTE: Auditions for our Elite Programme follow a different process, but you should still use the APPLY NOW button and select ‘School Application’.
ON THE DAY
You will be greeted by our friendly staff, get the opportunity to meet us and see our facilities. We commit to giving every applicant equal opportunity to show us their talent and potential on audition day.
Auditions can be scary, and sometimes nerves get in the way. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your time with us, so here’s some useful information we hope will put you at ease!
Our team are experts in their field – we are looking for students we believe can progress either into further training, or straight into working in the industry. The key thing to remember is that we are looking for potential over experience! This means that if you have had very little training before your audition, we don’t care! Our priority is to ensure that you are willing to learn, are passionate about your art, and are willing to work hard to meet the expectations of the course you are applying for.
ACTING – Acting students are asked to prepare a short, modern-day monologue which is either devised or pre-existing which may be redirected by the audition panel. Own clothing – no specific requirements.
MUSICAL THEATRE – Musical Theatre students will be expected to prepare a solo musical theatre song to go to a backing track. MT students must also participate in a ballet class as part of the dance audition (see timetable below). Girls, please wear your hair in a bun, ballet tights and a leotard for the audition. Boys with long hair please wear a headband, unitard or leggings and a vest and ballet shoes. If you don’t have ballet uniform, don’t panic! Wear something comfortable that will show the lines of your body. If you are new to ballet, again, don’t panic! As explained earlier we want to see potential over experience and a willingness to learn.
DANCE – You are required to participate in a 2.5-hour class where you will learn a variety of styles including ballet, contemporary, lyrical and commercial. Please bring appropriate clothing. Girls, please have your hair in a bun for ballet and wear ballet tights/leotard and shoes. Boys can wear a unitard or leggings and a vest with ballet shoes. There will be a short break between classes to change. Again, we are looking for potential over experience so if there is a style you are less familiar with do your best, listen to your corrections and apply them.
Please note you may be asked to stay behind for a short interview with the Principal. A request for an interview has no bearing on whether you will be offered a place or not.
If you have any questions, please email our Head of Recruitment Darcy Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following your audition, you will be contacted within two weeks to find out if you are successful, unsuccessful, should attend a recall or have been placed on our reserve list.
We have no further open days this year, but if you would like to find out more information please email email@example.com
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0151 708 8626