You will quickly discover that the course provides a safe, and challenging environment, in which experiemntation, innovation and creativity are highly valued as part of the learning process. This begins on day one.
The underpinning philosophy of the Company is that the best training for a life in the industry is to work in the industry.
Guided and stretched by experienced professional practitioners, you are part of a company learning your craft by active involvement in every aspect of the performing arts industry.
You will gain a ‘hands-on’ training and each public production will give you professional experience to begin your career and eventually help you gain your first job. You will have a working CV with professional dates.
All students receive individual attention and as they gain experience they are given increasing responsibilities. Ensemble playing is essential to the company.
Tiring schedules require a mature and individual approach, plus an awareness of the group needs and an ability to relate to others.
The Courtyard is a working professional venue in continuous use throughout the year by professional companies. Unlike most schools we have a respected professional theatre which attracts a regular paying public.
You are encouraged to take creative risks and draw on ideas of emotional impact rather than on skills only, to excite and stimulate an audience through their feelings as well as mind.