Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September
What is this course about?
The Professional Theatre Programme (PTP) is an intensive, exciting, and challenging practical course for actors. Over two years you will learn the core skills an actor needs to deliver a professional performance. You will begin training your voice and your physical awareness through a range of performance projects including Devising, Physical Theatre, Clowning, Classical Theatre, Audition Technique, and Comedy. Studying a wide range of styles will enable you to develop a rich vocabulary of performance techniques in preparation for your final performance at the end of year two.
All assessed shows for the PTP take place before an audience giving you vital live performance experience from the outset and providing you with the opportunity to do what you do best! All rehearsals are designed in a manner that reflects today’s working industry.
Your assessments and performances take place in The Cronton Playhouse; a purpose-built, state-of-the-art, two-tiered 300 seat theatre. This will give you a true experience of working in a professional-level theatre.
Actors on the PTP will be taken to watch live performances at some of the best regional theatres as well as London’s West End. Recent theatre trips have included Tmesis Theatre; the national tour of Warhorse; Spymonkey; The Royal Shakespeare Company and Phantom of the Opera.
We pride ourselves on not only providing students with the relevant performance skills needed, but also the business skills needed to become a working actor rather than just an aspiring one.
We regularly invite working practitioners who will deliver workshops in cutting-edge theatre practice to provide our students with relevant skills needed in today’s industry.
Today’s actors need to be confident, experimental, versatile, and highly skilled and the Professional Theatre Programme at Cronton Sixth Form College is the best place to start your journey into the world of professional performance.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 9 – 4 including Grade 4 in English Language, a Grade 3 in Maths, and ideally a performance-based subject.
Acting and Performance students are also required to take part in a practical audition to establish their suitability for the course. This will be arranged following your initial admissions interview.
Shakespeare North Playhouse is working in partnership with Cronton College to highlight career opportunities within the theatre and also the wider Creative Industries sector, offering students industry insight through inspiring experiences.
What will this course lead on to?
Students on the PTP progress onto Drama School and University courses. Previous students have progressed to prestigious institutions such as Guildford School Of Acting, The Arden Theatre School, East 15 Drama school as well as a vast array of universities across the country.
The PTP is a versatile course that provides students the opportunities to have successful careers as Actors, Directors, Drama Teachers, Stage Managers, Playwrights, and freelance Theatre Practitioners.
New: The Cronton Playhouse a brand new state of the art contemporary 300 seater theatre with a cutting edge performance and rehearsal space.
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
- Lectures 0
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes