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Minimum Entry Requirements

2 Year Diploma – Applicants must be 16 years or over at the start of the course. 5 GCSEs grade A*- C (9 - 4) including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above.

1 Year Foundation Courses – Applicants must be 18 years or over at the start of the course. A levels or an equivalent Level 3 performing arts qualification are desirable, but not essential as entry is based purely on audition.

Auditions

All applicants will be invited to one of our audition workshops. Auditions take place in February, April, and June each year. Candidates for all courses will perform for the panel, and participate in group workshops in improvisation, dance/movement, and singing. Applicants will also have an individual interview with members of the faculty.

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Your day at PQA Studios

Our audition days include a full timetable of group and individual sessions, to provide the most time possible for our team to get to know potential students, and for applicants to fully experience our atmosphere and style of training. We try to ensure all auditionees feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible, so they can deliver to their potential, and hopefully have a fantastic experience.

*In addition, candidates should prepare the following:

  • 2 Year Diploma

    One monologue (2 mins max)

    One musical theatre song (2 mins max)

  • 1 Year Foundation in Musical Theatre

    One monologue (2 mins max)

    Two contrasting musical theatre songs
    (2 mins max)

  • 1 Year Foundation in Acting

    Two contrasting monologues (2 mins max)
    *Elizabethan/Jacobean (Usually Shakespeare)

    *Contemporary written after 1950

  • INFO

    Monologues should be in the applicant’s own accent and where possible near to their own playing age.


Applications

We are currently enrolling for September 2018. Entry to all our full-time courses is by audition.

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