Why Drama Studio London?
Drama Studio London’s mission is to give the aspiring actor the best grounding in skills and approach to prepare for an exhilarating professional career.
Passionate and personal
Our small student body means that we get to know each and every student at a personal level. Our home, a beautiful Victorian building in the heart of Ealing, is filled with students across all courses with the same ambition- to become the best actors they can be in this diverse and creative industry. Upon entering Grange Court, students join a DSL community that aims to support them as they navigate through training and beyond.
Our professional acting courses are vocational and industry led. Our aim is to train successful, professional actors who have sustained careers.
The training combines a traditional appreciation of classical text with a contemporary approach to new writing and artforms. The recorded media department reflects current industry practice to incorporate green screen, self-taping, short films, gaming and the wide range of audio recording opportunities.
A part of the industry
All our faculty are working professionals. This ensures the training is always relevant, and helps to provide a clear bridge into the profession.
Our teaching programme includes:
- Performance opportunities, in classical and new writing. An actors’ showcase of contemporary writing in a London theatre and a fully staged final graduating production. All graduation year actors also take part in a community theatre tour.
- Classical and contemporary scene studies, improvisation and devising.
- A range of screen acting classes of different genres culminating in the production of showreel material for professional casting use.Audio and microphone technique in our fully equipped sound studio (producing many Carleton Hobbs BBC Radio award winners and finalists). Graduating actors receive three final voice extracts for inclusion on Spotlight.
- Training in sight-reading, commercials and TV interviews.
- Regular interaction with industry professionals (agents, casting directors, TV directors etc.) for rehearsals, workshops, masterclasses and Q&As and taught sessions focused on all aspects of preparing to be a working professional.
- Opportunities to devise new work, develop writing skills and build an understanding of production. This reflects shifts in industry practice and helps actors to consider a portfolio career in the creative arts as actors/writers/directors/producers etc.