Edinburgh Acting School (EAS) provide an extensive programme of part-time courses in acting and related performance skills. It has given its many students the opportunity to learn and train in a professional and supportive environment.
Various courses that run throughout the year include our Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Courses. We also run a Performance Course, our Speech and Drama Diploma, and an Actors' Gym. These courses are all designed to train and develop the students and on occasion put the training to the test with live public performances. Edinburgh Acting School is open to anyone who is ready to learn, immerse themselves in the training and trust and react to their fellow students and tutors.
STAGE 1 IN MORE DETAILS…
This course is designed to offer a general introduction into acting in all its forms and shapes. As most of the students on this course have different motives and backgrounds, our amazing tutor is quick and flexible to catering to the class needs from term to term. The frame of the course focuses around ‘The History of Theatre’: Greek origins, Commedia dell’arte, Shakespeare and more general practices such as storytelling, physical theatre, devising, improvisations, public speaking to give an overall idea of what theatre and acting is about. For those looking to progress and learn more about the acting world and the various techniques out there - this course is the one for you.
STAGE 2 IN MORE DETAIL…..
The course is designed to go into more depth from Stage 1 into the world of acting and performance. A scripted text is introduced, and you will work with the tutors to bring it to life, building a character, playing under different styles and circumstances, improvising, using physical techniques. Approach to stage craft, playing in different spaces and adapting to that space. Some terms we offer audition prep and introduction into ‘working with the camera’.
STAGE 3 IN MORE DETAILS….
Entry by audition.
The course focuses in on practitioners and their work, how to develop and use those skills in acting and performance and how to overcome obstacles while devising and creating. An intensive course that looks to support and mold it’s students as they drive forward with aspirations and goals for their career future.