Full-time Intensive Training

Full-time Intensive Training Programmes at GFCA

At the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting, our acting philosophy developed from that of the original Drama Centre London under Christopher Fettes, Yat Malmgren and Rueven Adiv. It was an institution that produced some of the most exciting actors in the UK today – Colin Firth, Paul Bettany, Anne Marie Duff, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy to name but a few. We are proud to be taking that philosophy forward.

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

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 individuals each year, and we are interested in those who come from outside the usual drama-school mould.

Our Advanced Professional Intensive Programme (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, 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.

We are accepting applications for our successful 9-month Foundation ATCL Diploma course beginning 26 September. Get in touch!