Advanced Practice - Acting

This course is designed to expand your experience of acting beyond the foundation level and to increase the range of choices and techniques you can use as an actor and so enhance your employability. All tutors have experience of working at a high level within in the professional theatre.

Course Content

You will study advanced voice, movement and improvisation during the morning sessions and rehearse in the afternoons with a focus on scene analysis and acting methods. You will explore and perform texts from Shakespeare to modern writers and the end of the term your work will be presented in the theatre. By developing your acting skills in relation to the demands of the different texts you will further develop your range and employability. All tutors have experience of working at a high level within in the professional theatre

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

You will need to have successfully completed a foundation year in acting or have a wide experience of performance. Level 2 Literacy and Language ability (GCSE or equivalent) is advisable, due to script reading and performance requirements. Please email for an audition .

First Class Requirements

Please wear comfortable clothes that enable you to move freely and inhabited.

Every lesson will require a note book and pen.

Please bring a water bottle

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance (minimum 90%) is needed to ensure that you are able to cover all of the course content and gain the most from the course.

Assessment Methods

As this is a practical course you will be required to take part in all practical performances.

Regular informal feedback and support will be provided.

Further Study Options

Primarily this course is designed for people seeking employment as actors but you may wish to apply for a drama school offering Degree Level Courses, university, or other Higher Education establishments.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

You may be expected to purchase scripts and given the opportunity to participate in theatre visits, backstage tours etc for a competitive price

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.