Has anybody got into RADA?Watch
I'd say tell them to go for it anyway, because it's an experience. A good one, even if they get rejected.
One thing I have *heard* many times is that they rarely take people straight from school, preferring people with life experience.
But it's always worth a shot, and auditioning more is a good experience.
Middle class and gay however are almost certain not to come into the equation.
So yes, it is possible to get rejected because there is someone who is very like you also auditioning. That's life, and rejection is part of the industry.
That's untrue. I'm at RADA, and I don't know what you class as 'common' but being 'common' (I'm guessing you may mean to do with accents, where someone is from etc?) this wont stop you from getting in if you're talented enough to be there, that's what voice, dialect and other training if for. Lets put it this way, it will never stop you if you are an exceptional actor.
The rest of your comment is slightly absurd also. People are accepted on talent. And you don't have much of a chance with dark hair? Ah but hair dye and wigs are our friends.
Also, they do take people straight from school, though not a great amount. There are a good few 18 year olds. Some 17 when accepted. The majority tend to be in their early to mid 20's. But again, it's not about your age.
In terms of talent- i dont think 'doing it from little' necessarily means that they will be mind blowing. alot comes from technique, experience and progression.
hope this helps and good luck if your auditioning.
if your too....common (for want of a better word) you'll have less of a chance. RADA make it brutally clear they have quotas for different types of people. so white, middle class, probably gay, average height , dark hair. don't stand the best chance.
All the people at RADA - could you tell us the process of getting in. How many auditions are there? When do you find out when you get in? etc...
- Short Workshop
- Full Day's workshop.
As long as you will be 18 at the time the degree starts and can speak fluent English, RADA will give you a preliminary audition for an audition fee of £50/£55. For this, you will have to prepare two classical monologues and one modern monologue - they should be contrasting.
They decide if you will complete every step of the audition process. You may skip straight to the 3rd or 4th round if you're very lucky, you may complete each step, or you may get told after the preliminary audition that you are not successful.
After the full day's workshop (final stage), students are awarded places in no particular sequence. Some are phoned a couple of days after their workshop day, others are "considered" for a place and put on a waiting list for a few weeks and then accepted. Naturally, most are either rejected or put on a waiting list and then rejected.
Hope this helps!
P.S. This is my first post on this site!
Yeah, I got into RADA, this is my first year of auditioning and I'm 17 years old, white, female, average height and I'm educated but I'm more common than I am posh.. so it shows that we can do it.
I'm currently doing an short acting course at NIDA (Which only takes 15-16 students a year!) and I'm learning a lot but I'd love to study it full time and RADA it looks like a fantastic school.
HAs anyone got into RADA TTSM for entry this September 2013, when do they send out offers???????????????????
Starting in September,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and one else starting????????