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Booked my Drama Centre audition and also got my middlesex audition today so i've got 2 to hear from! :woo:
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another sweetener to Central applicants this year to note: i've just got a job at the national television awards! ohhh yehhhh
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(Original post by charlielmr)
i want to do drama
i don't feel ready to move to london yet
so im interested in
MMU
bath spa uni
DMU

Ive applied to these too!! have you had any replies yet?
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(Original post by LIVETOACT)
Anyone know how much weight age has at audition? At the Central open day they seemed to suggest they are not looking for people straight out of 6th form - how many 18 year olds actually get selected for BA Acting - anyone got any idea?
I was at the open day of central too during october, gef (head of drama at CSSD) claimed they had over 4500 applicant for around 48 + spaces... which is just a little over a 1% success rate for any applicant, I'm pretty sure for the stage and screen strand it will be 0.5% or something, it's not impossible for an 18 year old fresh of college to get into drama school - but you are probably bottom of the food chain & you will realise that once you start being interviewed during your auditions.


Not many 18 year - 19 year olds get into any of the top drama schools, he wasn't really talking of central only... But I can confirm i know TWO E x c e p t i o n a l Actors, 18 year old girls - 1 in the stage and screen & the other at CCP at central training right now & I know a 18 year old boy in the acting course at guildhall..

I'd say audition anyway for experience & then decide if you want to pursue chasing drama school as you should be aware at some schools they have as many as 3-4k applicants for around 20-30 places, some schools such as Bristol Old Vic only take 12 applicants (May have increased to 14) AND Drama Centre have decreased the amount of people they take from 30 to 16 applicants, It's quite annoying actually every drama school is decreasing the chances of getting in but increases the audition prices!

I hear RADA Don't like taking young people and i hear it often by several different people, but Gemma Arterton got into rada when she was 18, so at the end of the day it's extremely hard but it's not impossible, good luck.
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I think the best attitude to go in with is that you may be exactly what the school is looking for, no matter what your age is. You don't know, and often neither do the panels, exactly what they are hoping to see, and you may well be it.

Seconding what Respect4Acting said, I know of several amazing 18 year olds who were accepted at drama schools straight out of 6th form/college, one is at E15, one at Central. However saying that I also know some amazing people who weren't accepted straight out of school, but who took a year out and were then accepted the next year.
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Thanks for all this help guys! My next audition is in December at Central - I'll keep you posted how I get on!
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See below really...
anybody else sharing these audition dates?

I'm pooping myself to be honest....
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wahey, loving all the central love going around
goo luck with all the auditions guys!!!

and yeh, basically if they like you they like you. be you 18 or 38. you should also bear in mind that they cast each class.
that is to say, they pick a variety of people so that upon graduation (and for prodcutions as well) there are suitable roles types and everyone isnt going for the same role, so they will have abiut 4 leading roles (pretty/handsome young etc), they'll have character actors, stock actors, skilled actors, actors who can move well, who can sing well, can do dif accents, actors wjho are foreign, have dif skin colour, actors who are dif ages etc.

the best advice i have ever come across for auditions is "don't show them what you can't do".
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also, dont get scared by the OMGZ THERES ABOUT 1 MILLION PEOPLE APPLYING!!11!1 thing. it's full of untalented celeb wannabes in it for fame and x factor instancy. only about 10% of those applicants will have any talent/skill. also, most of them will not know how to play the audition game. it's all about tactics and politics and saying teh right thing and doing the right thing at the right time in front of the right people. i know pleanty of people who got into central who dont even like musicals/dancing/singing/theatrical stuff. it is becuase they have talent in their field and have potential to hone a craft. most of my friends doing acting/musical theatre do not have a theatrical voice, nor do they fantasise about being in Wicked. once you get to drama school you will realise how structured and unglamourous as you can get. sure, we have a lot of "fabulous" opportunities, but at the end of the day, it's just a drama school. full of normal people. (ok well some of them are weird).
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(Original post by francescarella)
once you get to drama school you will realise how structured and unglamourous as you can get. sure, we have a lot of "fabulous" opportunities, but at the end of the day, it's just a drama school. full of normal people. (ok well some of them are weird).
Totally signed.
I never was into glamour and stuff, but it was very interesting to see, that in the end, it's plain work and people. Even only after a couple of weeks.

It's still amazing, though. :pika:
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I finally sent my UCAS form off last Friday I'm applying to:

Rose Bruford
Central
Birmingham School of Acting
Royal Welsh
University of Cumbria

All for their Stage Management courses. I also sent off my Bristol Old Vic application on Sunday, and am in the middle of finishing my LAMDA, Royal Scottish and Guildhall ones.

Now I just need to finish sorting out my portfolio and wait to hear something.
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(Original post by Zosie)
I finally sent my UCAS form off last Friday I'm applying to:

Rose Bruford
Central
Birmingham School of Acting
Royal Welsh
University of Cumbria

All for their Stage Management courses. I also sent off my Bristol Old Vic application on Sunday, and am in the middle of finishing my LAMDA, Royal Scottish and Guildhall ones.

Now I just need to finish sorting out my portfolio and wait to hear something.
Oooh another SM! Good luck for everything. II'm currently at LAMDA doing SMTT so any questions, just quote me
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Good luck SMs. As a Sound Designer and DSM specialist at Mountview myself I'm willing to offer any assistance you need.

Just ask
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I'm almost ready to send my ucas off for stage management! Applying to Central, Mountview and Rose Bruford through them, maybe considering looking at Birmingham too...waiting on my application pack from RSAMD and have already sent my guildhall off!
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(Original post by wastedxtime)
I'm almost ready to send my ucas off for stage management! Applying to Central, Mountview and Rose Bruford through them, maybe considering looking at Birmingham too...waiting on my application pack from RSAMD and have already sent my guildhall off!
Out of interest, why only those schools?
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What do you mean? They're the drama schools I want to go to through UCAS, and am applying to them. I love the look of RSAMD and so am applying to them as I like the fact you can take a specific route that combines the ares I'm interested in, and Guildhall because I like the look of it/the course too.

I want to go for a course that does a BA Hons so am aiming for those types, and those were the universities I liked/have been told about from my technical theatre course I am currently on. Other than that, I don't really get your question, sorry, should I have applied elsewhere? lol.

ETA; also considering LIPA and East 15 to add to that list of UCAS! Totally forgot until I went on it tonight.
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Finished my RSAMD Application

I really hope I get in there...
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(Original post by wastedxtime)
What do you mean? They're the drama schools I want to go to through UCAS, and am applying to them. I love the look of RSAMD and so am applying to them as I like the fact you can take a specific route that combines the ares I'm interested in, and Guildhall because I like the look of it/the course too.

I want to go for a course that does a BA Hons so am aiming for those types, and those were the universities I liked/have been told about from my technical theatre course I am currently on. Other than that, I don't really get your question, sorry, should I have applied elsewhere? lol.

ETA; also considering LIPA and East 15 to add to that list of UCAS! Totally forgot until I went on it tonight.
Woow defensive. No, I'm just interested in peoples' motivations for applying and perceptions of all the schools. You haven't applied to a few that are particularly popular (not necessarily meaning better...) so my ears pricked up.
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ahh Sorry! I didn't mean to come off like that, I don't think I really got what you were asking at the time, haha.

Which ones do you think I've missed? I looked at LAMDA/RADA and such and I'm still undecided on those, I think. Have you got any ones you think I might have missed that might be worth looking at? Sorry if I came off as a massive b***h, lol.

I have to say though, from my point of view so far, I really like the look of RSAMD
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ahh Sorry! I didn't mean to come off like that, I don't think I really got what you were asking at the time, haha.

Which ones do you think I've missed? I looked at LAMDA/RADA and such and I'm still undecided on those, I think. Have you got any ones you think I might have missed that might be worth looking at? Sorry if I came off as a massive b***h, lol.

I have to say though, from my point of view so far, I really like the look of RSAMD
RSAMD for the absolute WIN!

Maybe see you there next year!
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