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Applications Open for David Scott’s 3-Month Acting Course 'The Applied Art of Acting'
15 May 2019 : News Desk
Still from Applied Art of Acting.
The Applied Art of Acting is a 3-month full-time actor training program, which runs from the first week of September to late November each year.

The course is intensive, immersive, and highly innovative and provides personalised and diagnostic training and attention to each of the 16 actors accepted onto the course. It also offers actors an excellent full-time training alternative that is affordable and time efficient.

Taking its cue from the great single-technique training programs of New York, The Applied Art of Acting is now in its 8th year having been founded in 2012. It has become an internationally renowned training facility and draws actors from all over the world. In recent years, the course has welcomed students from all over Europe, Iceland, The USA, South America, and South Africa. Casting Directors such as Ali Coffey and Louise Kiely visit the course to give a casting workshops and film Directors and actors such as Terry McMahon and Lenny Abrahamson, Nick Dunning and Owen Roe have visited the course to give talks to the students about their experiences of the Industry.

Key Details:

  • 3 month, fulltime professional actor training program.
  • Early September to End of November each year (12 weeks).
  • Monday to Friday
  • 9:30am-5pm
  • Course Fee – 2000 Euro
  • 16 students max

Speaking about the course, David Scott told IFTN:

“The Applied Art of Acting is a comprehensive and practical stage and screen acting program for actors looking for time efficient and highly intensive training. It’s deeply transformative.”

The application process:

Application is by audition and interview. Applicants should prepare one monologue from any stage play (not film and not self-written). Auditions are relaxed and always one-to-one. International students are welcome to audition by Skype.

Based in Dublin, Scott’s course trains actors in both stage and screen performance and there is no upper age limit for applicants and actors in their fifties and sixties have successfully completed the course.

David has infused 25 years of actor-training research and development into a cutting-edge technique that opens up the creative powers of the actor in new and incredibly effective ways. The course thoroughly covers both stage and screen performance including audition and screen-test technique. Vocal and physical training is included alongside the learning of the Technique.

The Applied Art of Acting treats acting as a fine art and the students within the course as artists. The course will suit professionals, aspiring professionals and highly committed amateur actors competing on amateur circuits.

Those interested in applying for the course can contact David by email at davidarts@eircom.net or by phone at +353 87 759 6715.




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