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Two Year Full Time Intensive Professional Actor Training

Course Type: Job Training
Institute Name: The Gaiety School of Acting
Fee: 4,950 per annum
Duration: 2 years
Time: 8am - 6pm daily
Course Locations: Dublin City Centre

Course Details

This course is one of the leading actor training programmes for theatre, TV and film industry in Ireland. The Gaiety School of Acting is proud of its 25 year track record in training actors to a high standard to meet the needs of the industry.

Our actors get work and can be found on the stage of every theatre in Ireland!

Graduates of the Two Year Actor Training Programme include Aidan Turner, PJ Gallagher, Eva Birthistle, Stuart Townsend, Don Wycherley, Charlie Murphy, Sarah Greene, Genevieve Hulme-Beaman, Colin O'Donoghue and Rory Nolan to name a few!

Applications close the June proceeding the start date. All applicants are interviewed. You can find out more information on our website www.gaietyschool.com.

We Train Actors

The two-year full time programme prepares the actors for the theatre, television and film industries, with a solid foundation of technique and an array of tools for beginning the extraordinarily and rewarding journey of being an actor.

As talent and potential are only part of what we look for in a prospective actor; dedication, imagination, awareness, confidence and commitment will also be qualities to test during our rigorous programme.

Programme Overview

The full -time students engage in an intensive regime of physical, emotional and intellectual training, a wholesale cultivation of the skills demanded of a fully rounded actor, getting the opportunity to build a personal technique through an array of core courses.

The current faculty is comprised of top practitioners from Ireland, Great Britain, Europe, Canada, and the United States, who treat each student's creative journey individually.

We also draw upon working relationships with Ireland's professional arts community, including associations with the Gate, Gaiety and Abbey theatres, RTE and Ardmore Film Studios.

First-year consists in andlsquo;learning the language' of acting: inner and outer awareness, performance principles and a full-bodied preparation for physical, intellectual, and emotional growth.

Second year works on andlsquo;speaking the language': strengthen and tune the actor's instrument while maintaining a strong emphasis on performance, and starting presenting the work to directors, casting directors and agents.

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