Full-time Intensive Training

Full-time Intensive Training Programmes at GFCA

What makes the GFCA Advanced Intensive Acting 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 by 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 to 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, filmed-scenes, Spotlight-graduate membership 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.

Apply from 1 January, to audition for a September start. Our first-round auditions for 2021 start are by video! 
Auditions are individually-focussed – no stressful group sessions, or impersonal results lists! In live auditions you have the opportunity to work on your monologues with our panel, and we always give feedback – but we now also offer online auditions, where the first-round is via self-tape followed by a zoom meeting.
Check this link for details: Full-time video auditions 2021

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