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Announcing VETA’s Acting Foundation Programme (AFP)

Are you thinking of a career as an actor, but need to nurture and develop your skills? Are you trying to decide if acting is really the path for you? Perhaps you are considering another career that demands communication and presentation skills. VETA’s new Acting Foundation Programme could be just the course for you. 

This 6-month evening programme has been designed to develop your confidence and skills as a performer and to provide a solid foundation towards a professional career in the performing arts. Experience an introduction to drama school without the commitment of a full-time course. Elements of the Acting Foundation Programme include: learning to work as part of an ensemble, developing your performance skills through improvisation, text work, movement and voice, and gaining confidence through classes in audition technique. 

AIMS OF PROGRAMME
To provide the student with the fundamental skills in acting, voice and movement and to improve opportunities for further study at drama school or university or as an independent artist.

OVERVIEW
Programme runs from 07 October 2019 to 26 March 2020.
• 22 weeks over two semesters (Winter and Spring)
First semester: 07 October - 18 December 2019
Second semester: 08 January - 26 March 2020
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 18:00 to 22:00 plus one weekend intensive per semester. 
• The Acting Foundation Programme at VETA is a non-accredited diploma course 

PAYMENT
€ 1.650 per semester - 5% discount of €165 if both semesters are paid by 01 October 2019.
€ 330 (10%) non-refundable deposit due by 13 September 2019.
No refunds can be made beyond the start of the course. Please note that there is no financial aid available for this course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 
• Entry is by application and interview
• Minimum age is 18
• Fluency in English
• EU citizen or valid student visa, as this course cannot provide international visa applications.

Curriculum Outline

Semester 1 (Winter semester)
• Stage Confidence 
• Stage positioning, blocking, spatial awareness 
• Trust, teamwork, and professionalism
• The actor’s body
• Voice & Vocal Work - Pace, pitch, projection (Semester 1 weekend intensive)
• Introduction to improvisation and devising through improvisation 
• End of semester sharing  

 Semester 2 (Spring semester)
• Characterisation - Where to start and what techniques to use 
• Introduction to text study, spotting the character clues in a text
• Working on scenes from contemporary dramas
• Working with the classics (Semester 2 weekend intensive)
• Audition technique and development of solo pieces  
• End of semester sharing

I am interested in enrolling in the 2019 - 2020 Acting Foundation Programme.

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