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Tuesday, October 9, 2018


The Durban Actors Studio 1 Year Acting Intensive is for people aged 18 to 25 who want to develop practical and academic theatrical skills. Students will attend over 300 guided learning hours with the DAS team, receiving practical and theoretical performance training. All training works towards students entering the international, RQF certified, LAMDA Acting examination as well as the opportunity to perform at the end of the year for invited VIPs, talent agents, local directors and industry / tertiary professionals.

The curriculum includes the following modules:
Theatre History (Greek, Shakespeare, Realism)
Theatre Skills (Acting Technique, Improvisation, Devising)
Theatre Arts (Voice Technique, Movement)

The Durban Actors Studio believes in laying strong foundations for performers who are considering a career in the arts sector. The Acting Intensive programme is based in practical skills development and hands-on practice to consolidate theory work.

“In addition to the exam track training, we will host speakers and lecturers who are working industry professionals to give insight on their field of expertise such as arts administration, budgeting, funding, branding and management of the artist,” says Gill Bruning, Durban Actors Studio - Director

Training takes place at Durban Actors Studio Tuesdays and Thursdays, 09h30 through to 15h30, February to November, with breaks for the usual academic holidays. Students will be expected to put in the required self-guided learning hours for research and rehearsal.

“We are commencing our 2019 programme interviews this week and will close applications as soon as we reach our max student allocation, which is only 10 students. The programme costs R37,200 per year, which can be paid annually, per semester or per term – payment terms will be discussed and agreed to during our interview,” adds Bruning.

To book your interview email with your name and cell phone number and you will be contacted to confirm the next step.