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    just graduated from Central. anyone got any questions (technical, acting etc) then I shall try to answer
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    hey goodluck for all of those i got central in december as well. Are you applying to Arts ed? i heard from my friend that it is really tough and they are only taking in a few into phase two. Best of luck. What was mountview like? ive got it in jan xx
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    Hey guys!

    Has anyone heard back from Lamda yet?

    I had my audition 2 weeks ago tomorrow, so i was wondering if anyone kneww how long they take?!!

    xx
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    (Original post by lilybriscoe)
    hey goodluck for all of those i got central in december as well. Are you applying to Arts ed? i heard from my friend that it is really tough and they are only taking in a few into phase two. Best of luck. What was mountview like? ive got it in jan xx
    Ive got my central in december! what date is yours? x
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    (Original post by rosieposie)
    Any one had recall for LAMDA yet following 2nd 1st audition 10 days ago?
    Im still waiting to hear!!
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    Hi, I've got a question regarding to the RADA audition. For the modern piece, has it got to be a published piece or any that I like? Would it be ok if I perform an unpublished piece? Let me know asap please! I couldn't find any monologues that were playable by me(m/20). Also, if you know of any let me know so I can have a look

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by francescarella)
    just graduated from Central. anyone got any questions (technical, acting etc) then I shall try to answer
    Hey,

    How is the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice interview? I have read the information provided on the website but it would be grand if I get a message from someone who recently studied the subject.
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    Hey you guys are posting in the wrong thread..this thread is from 2010-2011.

    Here is the 2011-2012 thread;
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1637114
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    Hi!
    I'm applying for stage management courses at RWCMD, Rose Bruford, Bristol Old Vic, Central and Guildford and have so far only heard from central so I'm starting to freak out slightly.

    Is any one else applying for these courses/have you heard from them?

    And if I do get interviews what can I expect? I'm really not sure what they're going to ask, or what to include in my portfolio so any help would be amazing!
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    Hey Guys! I need some advicee!!


    So i've had my oxford, mountview, lamda and east 15.

    Oxford, Lamda and East 15 all offered me the foundation course.

    I've still got like 4 more auditions to go, but if i don't get on a 3 year, would you do a foundation course first?!

    Bearing in mind that i don't think you can get funding for Lamda and Oxford, but East 15 you can.

    If i got funding for a foundation at east 15, would i then get funding for a 3 year course? does anyone know?

    Thankyouuu

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    I'm currently a first year BATP Sound student at Central. any questions re: the interview, I'm happy to at least attempt to answer or any other questions generally... I also interviewed at LIPA, Guidhall and Rose Bruford so could help there too...

    Good Luck everyone
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    (Original post by Will00Soden)
    Well, depending on what you want out of it I went to Leeds open day and they said that "this is not the course for you if you want to be an actor", yet the week after I went to Birmingham open day and they started there speech with "if you want to be an actor, this is the place to be"

    that's quite odd, cos when i went for my Birmingham interview they went on like all the other drama open days and interviews i;ve been to about the 'almighty integration' of practical and theory:L hmm i'm now a little confused!
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    (Original post by Warehouse)
    Hey,

    How is the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice interview? I have read the information provided on the website but it would be grand if I get a message from someone who recently studied the subject.
    All the actors, DATE, etc. have different audition processes to us Theatre Practice which might be why she hasn't responded.

    However, as a current Theatre Practice student I shall offer some knowledge

    Regarding the interview, everyone is split into groups of about 5 for the morning wherein you create a mini installation using some of the pictures and items people brought in. You then all 'present' these installations to the other groups, basically just saying what you were all thinking when you created them. Don't worry about this, it's essentially just to get you all socialising together and relaxed into the day; and the quality of these crude installations doesn't effect your chances of an offer.

    You then will have a tour of Central with current BATheatre Practice students, so you can see the place if you didn't already go on an open day and you can ask the tour-givers for advice. After lunch the interviews start, all in the same room as the morning and everyone takes their turn to be interviewed by one of the BATP tutors. You remain in the room until you have had your interview, and then you're free to go home. With those waiting to be interviewed still in the room, it's actually quite relaxed as you can just chat, etc.

    Over the lunch break you would have left your portfolio, essay, etc. in the room which is when the staff member who will be interviewing you will read your essay (written response to a show/production you have seen which you weren't involved with) and browse your portfolio. I volunteered for an open day in September, and my tutor descriped the portfolio to the prospective students as you showing your interest and/or experience in theatre. General things to include: pictures of productions you've worked on (such as proof of what you contributed, whether it be props, lighting design, set, etc.), programmes from anything you worked on or saw, show memorabilia, etc. If you are applying for one of the crafts courses for example, then you should obviously include more relevant items for your course such as textiles work, patterns, sketches, props made, costumes made and artwork.

    The interview itself is fairly relaxed as you've had all day to get your bearings and distract yourself a bit by talking to people. You talk through your portfolio, essay and experience; and essentially you are saying why you feel Central is the right place for you.

    Finally, just a few more tidbits just in case anyone is still reading this
    • Try to be relaxed, the tutors are all very friendly and in terms of their relationships with students once you are at Central it is quite often more like co-workers than say a boss and employees.
    • Do put effort into your little essay and don't be afraid of stating your honest opinion about a show so long as you can justify it - I slated Matthew Bourne's Dorian Gray in mine, but was able to state that it was mostly down to my passion for traditional theatre.
    • The essay is also an indication to you as to what to expect at Central, as at the end of every term all of BATP writes a 3000 word essay (1000 words per 3 criteria points) self-evaluating your practice over that term, what you have learnt from the term and what you will take forward to your future work.
    • The course is very vocational, particularly for the production strands (Sound, Lighting, Technical and Production Management & Stage Management). In your 3rd year it is highly likely you'll be able to be on placement for the entire year if you choose to, and there is ample opportunity to be on placement in 2nd year as well.
    • Graduating from Central gives you a very good name in the industry, and with placements and focus on developing your career for your own interests there is also a lot of chance to work with professionals and build contacts.
    • At Central you will work with all of the BATP strands throughout your time, as well as the Acting strands. This is true even moreso for the Production strands.


    Ok, I have now knackered my hands typing all of that, but hopefully it'll help some of you. Feel free to post more questions in reply to this and good luck
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    Hi guys i need you opinion on something,

    i have applied for stage management in Central, RWCMD,bristol old vic, LIPA and BA technical and production arts in royal conservatoire of Scotland and I've been offered an interview from all of them in February. i am quite confused about my portfolio since i have done little "backstage" work in theaters and a looooott of "onstage" work. i have, scenery sketches...however i think that they wont like the fact that i am working for many years on stage rather than backstage...what do you think?
    also for central's essay i am quite worried. what do they want to hear about they last production i saw? how well managed was it etc?
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    Hi! I had my interview about 10 days ago at Central and was really nervous for exactly the same reasons (very little backstage experience, portfolio etc...) But something must have gone well as i've been offered a conditional offer for the Stage Management course I don't know if this will help but my portfolio was an A3 sketchbook with reviews of plays, programs, moodboards (drama teacher recommended) essay questions i'd done in class and a directorial analysis paper. They ask you to pick just one thing from your portfolio and talk about it in a one to one interview which you could be very prepared for. The questions asked were very much around the work that I HAD done and not my lack of experience which was great and it's always great to ask your interviewer questions. They seemed far more interested in getting to know who you are rather than anything else. The essay really isn't too stressful you can choose anything to write about one girl i spoke to wrote about a film it should be an exciting thing, they specifically say that you are not judged on your grammer just your opinion. In mine i wrote about the general technical aspects (lighting, projections, use of sound etc..) but also wrote about the acting and the genral atmosphere of the play (500 words isn't very much!) I hope I have helped and GOOD LUCK!!
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    (Original post by emma.northcott)
    Hi! I had my interview about 10 days ago at Central and was really nervous for exactly the same reasons (very little backstage experience, portfolio etc...) But something must have gone well as i've been offered a conditional offer for the Stage Management course I don't know if this will help but my portfolio was an A3 sketchbook with reviews of plays, programs, moodboards (drama teacher recommended) essay questions i'd done in class and a directorial analysis paper. They ask you to pick just one thing from your portfolio and talk about it in a one to one interview which you could be very prepared for. The questions asked were very much around the work that I HAD done and not my lack of experience which was great and it's always great to ask your interviewer questions. They seemed far more interested in getting to know who you are rather than anything else. The essay really isn't too stressful you can choose anything to write about one girl i spoke to wrote about a film it should be an exciting thing, they specifically say that you are not judged on your grammer just your opinion. In mine i wrote about the general technical aspects (lighting, projections, use of sound etc..) but also wrote about the acting and the genral atmosphere of the play (500 words isn't very much!) I hope I have helped and GOOD LUCK!!
    Congrats on the offer, here's hoping you meet the requirements/it's your first choice and I'll meet you in October at the start of term welcome
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    (Original post by francescarella)
    just graduated from Central. anyone got any questions (technical, acting etc) then I shall try to answer
    Hi, am looking round at drama/theatre/acting courses with my son who wants to start in 2013.

    As far as I understand these things he is particularly interested in finding a course which is not just about acting technique but about making theatre, devising, directing, writing and exploring contemporary theatre. He is not very keen on academic text based work as such ie drama as an offshoot of English Literature. He has experience in most forms of theatre but particularly devised and dance theatre work. He can't sing very well and is not interested in musical theatre.

    I wondered if as a graduate you had any advice.. pointers etc and what the 'house style' of central is. We are a bit in the dark about it all at the moment. There are so many schools and courses all with different names and so forth it is hard to make much sense of any of it!!!

    Many thanks.

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    (Original post by catoswyn)
    Hi, am looking round at drama/theatre/acting courses with my son who wants to start in 2013.

    As far as I understand these things he is particularly interested in finding a course which is not just about acting technique but about making theatre, devising, directing, writing and exploring contemporary theatre. He is not very keen on academic text based work as such ie drama as an offshoot of English Literature. He has experience in most forms of theatre but particularly devised and dance theatre work. He can't sing very well and is not interested in musical theatre.

    I wondered if as a graduate you had any advice.. pointers etc and what the 'house style' of central is. We are a bit in the dark about it all at the moment. There are so many schools and courses all with different names and so forth it is hard to make much sense of any of it!!!

    Many thanks.

    hi there,

    from the sounds of things, it looks like there are two Central courses he might be interested in:
    my course- Theatre Practice: performance Arts
    or one of the acting strands- Collaborative and Devised Theatre
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    (Original post by catoswyn)
    Hi, am looking round at drama/theatre/acting courses with my son who wants to start in 2013.

    As far as I understand these things he is particularly interested in finding a course which is not just about acting technique but about making theatre, devising, directing, writing and exploring contemporary theatre. He is not very keen on academic text based work as such ie drama as an offshoot of English Literature. He has experience in most forms of theatre but particularly devised and dance theatre work. He can't sing very well and is not interested in musical theatre.

    I wondered if as a graduate you had any advice.. pointers etc and what the 'house style' of central is. We are a bit in the dark about it all at the moment. There are so many schools and courses all with different names and so forth it is hard to make much sense of any of it!!!

    Many thanks.

    As well as above's suggestions, I would recommend Theatre at University College Falmouth (a follow-on from Dartington College of Arts), as well as looking at East 15. If I remember rightly from when I looked, East 15 has a couple of devised theatre courses. Salford seems to have a good contemporary theatre practice course.
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    (Original post by catoswyn)
    Hi, am looking round at drama/theatre/acting courses with my son who wants to start in 2013.

    As far as I understand these things he is particularly interested in finding a course which is not just about acting technique but about making theatre, devising, directing, writing and exploring contemporary theatre. He is not very keen on academic text based work as such ie drama as an offshoot of English Literature. He has experience in most forms of theatre but particularly devised and dance theatre work. He can't sing very well and is not interested in musical theatre.

    I wondered if as a graduate you had any advice.. pointers etc and what the 'house style' of central is. We are a bit in the dark about it all at the moment. There are so many schools and courses all with different names and so forth it is hard to make much sense of any of it!!!

    Many thanks.

    Hiya love!

    Not been on here for AAAAAAAGES! But thought I would check out the Drama applicants

    Read your post and thought I'd let you know about the Contemporary Performance Practice Course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the RSAMD) It's a wicked course and recently, (i'm a second year) I've just finished touring a show for 3-5 year olds around Nurseries in the East of Glasgow. We get a massive range of experiences and it's really really ace if you're interested in theatre that doesn't just work in black boxes and proscenium arches

    I'm not sure if applications are still open for this year though...
 
 
 
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