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Theatre Conservatory

PROGRAM OUTLINE

The Theatre Conservatory program provides students with training and performance in a theatre format in front of audiences of all sizes. It is designed to expand the actor’s toolbox at an advanced level, giving the actor a necessary foundation for booking and performing challenging lead and supporting roles. Students will additionally be showcased for agents and casting directions with multiple live stage performances.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The 9-month Theatre Conservatory graduate acting program is an opportunity to build upon the skills learned in the undergraduate Acting: Film, Television & Voice-Over diploma program, providing you a true process and an extended set of skills to be prepared for roles of any size. This program offers one of the most elite level opportunities to develop a true process for stage that will allow you to confidently prepare and deliver performances for roles of all sizes and styles. It is reserved for the top students from our undergraduate acting program and is designed to expand the actor’s toolbox at an advanced level, giving the actor a necessary foundation for booking and performing challenging lead and supporting roles.

Costs: Domestic: $12,900 International: $13,900 Materials Cost: $400

    Next Start Date:
  • Spring 2019: April 1, 2019
  • Spring 2020: March 30, 2020

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

The Theatre Conservatory program is comprised of 870 hours of course work running over 36 weeks.

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Students are introduced to works from the Greek Tragedies to Shakespeare’s plays focusing on theatrical/acting elements and their use in exercise to develop the beginning stages of their individual process.

Students are given specific circumstances within which they may find themselves in the professional audition industry.

Students explore elements of story and its structure through personal story telling, play cold reading exercises, theatre history research, and improvisation exercises.

Through a series of exercises and assignments students are introduced to elements of clown, mask, and bouffon.

This class is intended to provide the students with monologue and scene work in which they use the exercises and techniques introduced in other Conservatory classes.

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Students work with exercises developed by esteemed acting teachers Uta Hagan and Stella Adler. The focus will be on “object exercises” and “transference/substitution”.

Students are guided through several Rehearsal Techniques to explore the life of the character. Examples include “The Light”, “Animal”, “Regression”.

Students explore advanced Improvisation exercises, play cold reading and theatre history.

Students identify “habit body” and “vocal quirks”. Exercises, like the Cat, are used to strengthen physical and vocal “tools”.

This class continues to provide the students with scene work in which they use the exercises and techniques introduced in other Conservatory classes. Scene work is strengthened using a variety of games, exercises and challenges.

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Using the exercises explored throughout Term 2, students rehearse and perform 2 short length plays.

Using the exercises explored throughout Term 2, students rehearse and perform 2 short length plays.

Using the exercises explored throughout Term 2, students rehearse and perform a full-length play.

Students work with Voice and Movement instructors to develop, write and rehearse a short play using personal stories and experiences.

Using the “process” they have developed during Terms 1 and 2, students rehearse and perform a full-length play.

Testimonial

School Creative has been an inspiration to me. As a student of all three acting programs – the diploma program, theatre conservatory, and comedy conservatory – I have always been amazed at the level of support shown by all the instructors and the school as a whole. I now audition regularly with a high call-back ratio. I have met so many wonderful people that every day make me not regret the decision to come to this school. I would recommend any or all of the courses to anyone starting on this journey. It will give you a kick start that is invaluable!

JAMIE HARRIS Australia

career options

Successful graduates will be able to find careers as professional actors with a focus on working in theatre. The skills acquired are also advantageous to those interested in working as actors in film & television, as well as those interested in becoming casting directors and casting associates. Additionally, the skills acquired will prove a major asset for graduates seeking work, experience or continued training as screenwriters, directors, or producers.

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