Drama Studio London is one of the top drama schools in the UK, with graduates working as professional actors all over the world. People who work here, students who study here and people who visit all comment on the friendly atmosphere and intimate feel of Drama Studio London.
Four aims underpin what we do –
1. We prepare for the profession through teaching by the profession
2. We focus on each individual student through all staff discussions, and a well-embedded tutor system.
3. We concentrate on awareness of uniqueness and individual needs, skills which are practical and practice in all genre to bring together teaching in all departments. (These are Acting, Voice, Movement, Media and Education)
4. Success is achieved through Respect, Endeavour and Enthusiasm (our Values)
Drama Studio London only teaches acting. That is our passion and our sole focus. We are not distracted by a large cohort of students all following different ambitions. Every one of our students has a single aim; to graduate and become a professional actor. Over 90% of graduates have achieved this within a year of graduating.
Read about the Background of DSL here
Drama Studio London is one the UK’s leading acting schools. Because we only teach acting, our technical team are all professionals.
The main responsibility of the role is to ensure the smooth running of all media teaching and projects. This includes setting, up, problem solving and some editing.
Salary: £24,000 + pension. 38 hours per week (variable) 4 weeks + 1 day holiday per year
Applications with cv and cover letter to Kit Thacker by 21st July
Interviews early August for 1st October start
Drama Studio London runs both diploma and degree courses in professional actor training. As well as stage acting our students are trained in both screen acting and microphone technique. These courses rely heavily on the support of the Media Manager who is also involved in strategy for the Media Department, equipment purchasing, course co-ordination and some teaching.
Among the duties of the Media Manager are:
- In conjunction with the Head of Media and Mic Tech Consultant, planning the screen and radio courses in terms of strategy and operational detail.
- Managing and maintaining the department’s specialist teaching areas, the TV and radio studios, and the equipment used in them.
- Making recommendations for purchasing new equipment where necessary.
- Editing classwork in screen acting (on FCP) and mic technique (Pro-tools) and posting cut material on school’s website.
- Collating edited material for modular assessment on the degree course.
- Filming some stage performances for the purposes of assessment.
- Dealing with students technical queries and need for assistance.
- Co-ordination of the graduation Film Project.
- Some teaching on the use of technical equipment.
- Responsibility for health and safety in the studios.
- Occasional audio-visual input into graduation stage performances.
- Sharing responsibility for health and safety for Drama Studio London.
- Assist or cover lighting and sound needs in theatre when needed.
- According to interest, there is some possibility of lighting/sound design/operation for some stage shows.
- A suitable qualification in audio-visual training.
- Experience of working in an audio-visual situation.
- Technical knowledge of cameras and photography, lighting, computers, microphones and sound equipment.
- Ability to edit drama scenes on FCP to a good professional standard.
- Ability to edit radio scenes on Pro-tools
- Knowledge of film-making processes and vocabulary.
- Knowledge of sound recording processes and vocabulary.
- Key qualities: efficiency, tidiness, good humour, adaptability, patience, creative enthusiasm.
- Personal experience of professional film-making as DP or editor.
- An interest in films and drama on TV.
- Driving licence.