i'm 15 and i think i may have f*cked my life upWatch
What I do know is you can do performing arts diploma or something similar at sixth form/college (this would be free) if you want to commit to becoming an actor or if you want to keep your options open do drama A-level alongside two other subjects (also free).
You’re only 15 so please do give up on a dream yet especially if it’s the only thing you can see yourself being happy doing, look at colleges/sixth forms in your area (there might even be a performing arts school). As you have to be in education until you’re 18 it’s free to do a level 3 diploma in performing arts but if you chose to do a different btec/A-levels then you would have to pay to pursue it when you’re over 19.
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See if there's anything you can join where you live. Acting classes, singing classes etc. See if there's anything at a local theatre, auditions or work experience.
Get your regular qualifications as your back up.
You have not messed your life up!
Okay, I'm going to be quite straight forward about this from the get go. I'm 15 and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing in life. My parents and teachers keep telling me I need to decide what career I want to pursue, but, frankly, all I want to do is sit on my ass eat pizza and watch movies.I have no particular pull towards any career path, EXCEPT FOR ACTING, but that has it's drawbacks too, if I don't make it into A-list or even B-list, I will struggle to make ends meet for the rest of my life. Not to mention I wimped out of a drama GCSE and that makes me think that it's a lost cause already.Finances are also tight, there is no way my parents will invest into drama school for me, but I have no idea how in the world to find the funds to try to follow my one dream in life.So I guess what I'm asking is, is it worth pursuing something that might not work out in the end and what do I do to secure the funds if I do choose to go down that path?Thank you in advance, Annika <3
The first thing I would say to you is that, if you want to act, you need to revise your plans to 'sit on [your] ass, eat pizza and watch movies'. I know a handful of people who appear on the stage and TV and they would be the first people to tell you that this isn't how it's done. You have to be on the ball and get out there. Every time you veg out on the sofa, someone else is turning up at 9 in the morning for an audition and grabbing a role you would have loved.
By the way, you say 'I wimped out of a drama GCSE'? What do you mean?
I would suggest that you aspire to apply to RADA. Why not?
In the meantime, you need to be taking any opportunities to appear in productions. Your school will almost certainly be putting something on. Would your drama teacher be able to set up a drama club which meets after school once a week?
You might like to pick up a copy of 'The Stage' at a newsagents.
Re your school subjects, make the most of your English classes. You will almost certainly want to do English at A Level. I would also suggest taking an interest in your language classes, as you will be able to read some of the famous plays written in, say, French.
Something else you could do is doing any sports you have access to at school. The actors I know make an effort to keep fit.
PS Until the lockdown, I was doing tap classes. Our teacher was appearing in 42nd Street at the time and he was fab! If there is a tap class in your area, Saturdays, perhaps, check it out.