With the proliferation of part-time courses continuing apace, how do you differentiate between them?
Essentially the culture, the quality and the ethos of the school is dictated by the owners and faculty. We hope we have made clear our ethos throughout this site. We set out to provide the highest possible quality of training in a focused, fun and nurturing environment. We never lose sight of students as individuals and of the path that they are on. At this age, that path can vary significantly and our regular tutorials and reports ensure that they receive a tailored experience.
The quality of our teaching faculty is second to none – experienced, professional, empathetic people with an active portfolio of work which ensures their teaching is constantly enriched and informed by various sources. Have a look at our Faculty page and feel free to Google any of the names you see there (and this would be our suggestion for any drama course you are considering).
You may also like to consider the school’s attitude towards productions. At BSA we regard public performance as an intrinsic part of the training, putting into practice all the skills and techniques we have been inculcating. Each age group performs their own carefully selected production annually in a professional theatre venue, ensuring the small group gets significant stage time and direction during the rehearsal process.
Finally, consider the ‘outcomes’ (as current parlance has it). BSA students have a wide variety of reasons for being with us. For some it is a firm foundation for a career in the arts, possibly with full time drama school in mind. For others it is an important building block in their studies for GCSE, A level or BTec. For younger students, they gain confidence, improved learning strategies and social skills. But for all, the lessons they learn at BSA are for life.
We believe BSA is unique in its structure, approach and syllabus. Feel free to call us to discuss your particular requirements.