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    my girlfriend wants to be a actress but she is having a very had time finding anything that helps her towards doing this.

    She has just finished a 2 year course at college for performing arts and she was going to go to chichester university but in the last few weeks she is having second thoughts as the course is not what she wants at all as its more towards theatre work rather then films.

    We have decided pretty much that she is going to take a gap year from university and next year try for guildhall in london, although this comes with many problems such as the cost (£15,000 per year AFAIK) and lots of competition.

    Thing is if she takes a gap year although she will be much happier being a year behind on what she could be if it means she can get into the course she wants, she or we should i say, dont want her to just do nothing, she has to do some other work in the mean time such as evenign classes once a week or something.

    Bascially what im wanting to find out is whether anyone knows of any good places to look online for courses for acting for a year?

    Also looking for advice on what you think is a good idea for her to do in her gap year?

    ideally she would want to go to USA to do a course there but what we are worreid about is cost of uni, and cost of living as i know USA have weird rules and its hard to get jobs and to even live out there if you dpnt have family out there that are immediate. Can anyone who is experienced with this sort of thing give us some advice on how to move to america, things we need to know, look into, and aswell about scholarships, how to apply, what sort of things we'd need to look into for that

    Also finally i think this was the last thing, we are looking into getting agents but again having not one bit of luck as they all say no professinal training like uni. thing is some of her friends from college have managed to get agents with the same training so we dont know where we are going wrong. Can anyone advise on what we can do?

    Sorry for the unorganised thread, too much to say.

    does anyone know of any good forums, sites that can give good advise for wannabe actors/actresses.

    Thanks all, hope to get some good advice out of you all.
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    Well if your girlfriend is under the age of 21, she could audition for the national youth theatre.
    www.nyt.org
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    (Original post by b9muslove)
    Well if your girlfriend is under the age of 21, she could audition for the national youth theatre.
    www.nyt.org

    thats a link to the new york times lol
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    try www.nyt.org.uk :p: Might be slightly better...
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    ha ha ha ha oops...
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    A friend had just got into the NYT and he said it was one of the best experiences of his life, he learn't so much and gained so much from it. Other than that she will just have to be prepared to go to audition after audition for drama schools and accept it may take several attempts to get in.
 
 
 
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