Acting and Audition Technique

The details
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
17 September 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

CERXW410 Theatre Arts,
CERXW410ST Theatre Arts

Module description

This core module, which takes place during the autumn and spring terms, is fundamental to the programme's aims to prepare students who wish to enter the next level of full-time acting or specialist training for the creative industries.

The work begins with an overview of drama training provision, focussing on Drama UK accredited schools and courses. You will learn how to source audition pieces and explore criteria for assessing their suitability. You will then begin the work of acquiring a repertoire of audition pieces specifically aimed at drama school auditions.

Students will work on presentation skills for drama school auditions. Students will, under the guidance of their tutors with regard to individual student's preparedness in terms of audition pieces, select suitable courses and apply for further training.

Module aims

To provide students with:
- A good understanding of drama school audition processes
- A range of well-rehearsed and suitable audition pieces
- Knowledge and understanding of their own career aspirations with which to pursue further training options

Module learning outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate:
- Audition potential
- Commitment, energy, positive attitude
- Creative inventiveness: fresh responses, spontaneity using a range of performance methods and materials
- Adaptability and the ability to accept notes and act upon them
- The selection of appropriate audition performance methods and materials

Module information

Module Content
1. Students will research accredited drama schools and courses, consulting prospectuses and websites.
2. Selection of audition materials: you will be encouraged to explore a wide range of plays from which to select your audition material and will learn what constitutes ‘suitable’ audition speeches.
3. Students will have additional classes in a range of performance techniques.
4. Students will continue to work on preparation of audition pieces and should by the end of the module, have a number of suitable audition pieces.

Learning and teaching methods

- Students work with tutors in group practical classes. - Continuous tutor feedback is integral to class work - Additional learning is encouraged through group discussion, feedback and tutor-guided independent study and research.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Gerry McAlpine
East 15 Acting School Hatfields Campus Rectory Lane Loughton, IG10 3RY



External examiner

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Further information
East 15 Acting School

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