Full-time Intensive Training

Full-time Intensive Training Programmes at GFCA

What makes the GFCA Advanced Professional Intensive Acting/Directing Diploma unique?

At the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting, our acting philosophy developed from that of the original Drama Centre London, where Giles was trained under Christopher Fettes, Yat Malmgren and Rueven Adiv; and where he later returned to coach. At its peak, it was an institution that produced some of the most exciting actors working today – Colin Firth, Paul Bettany, Anne Marie Duff, Michael Fassbender, Helen McCrory, Gwendoline Christie and Tom Hardy to name but a few. We are proud to keep that philosophy alive, and take it forward.
Our programme has built on that tradition, to create a challenging and professionally-respected four-term intensive programme. We offer it to only a small number of talented, creative individuals each year, and we are interested in those who come from outside the usual drama-school mould.

Our Advanced Intensive Acting Diploma (PGIP) involves around 30 hours of regular classes and rehearsal exercises/sessions per week during the first three terms from September to August. During the fourth term from September to December of Year Two, it is even more intense, as students continue with regular advanced classes and intensive rehearsals tailored towards a high-profile industry showcase, and a range of further performance opportunities. We take only a single cohort of acting students, and the programme is tailored towards the unique mix of talent drawn to our Studio from across the UK, Europe and beyond.
We have excellent links with European Casting Directors, and opportunities to showcase talent on a wider scale as well as within the UK.
We also offer an ACTOR/DIRECTOR’S route and an ACTOR/PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR’s route.
Apply now, to audition for September start.
Auditions are individually-focussed – no stressful group sessions, or impersonal results lists. You have the opportunity to work on your monologues with our panel, and we always give feedback.

NEW! Our first-round auditions for 2020 start are by video!  We will send out full details on request, or check our Facebook audition event.

Our Ethos

Applications are also open for our successful 9-month Foundation ATCL Diploma course that runs from the end of September each year.
Get in touch to find out what makes our training so successful!