Freddy Carter, Foundation Course graduate
Our Foundation Course in Acting is a lively and rewarding course that will introduce you to a range of performance methods and techniques. It’s both challenging and fun – and helps you to develop your creativity and establish the beginning of a technique that will be invaluable for the future, whether you are going to audition for drama school or are planning to act at university.
The course is mainly taught by tutors who also teach on our Three Year and One Year courses and with over 32 hours of tuition per week it will really give you a taste of life a drama school.
Graduates of the Foundation Course have gone on to train on our own Three Year Course and at other leading drama schools including RADA, LAMDA, Drama Centre, Guildhall but also to study unrelated subjects at all the major universities. As the course has been running for 17 years, graduates are now pursuing successful careers in the industry, including at the National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Royal Exchange, Tricycle Theatre, BBC and Channel 4.
The course lasts two terms. You need to be aged 18 or over when you start the course. Entry is by audition only and there are no academic requirements, which means that if you have enjoyed performing in school or youth theatre productions but haven’t studied Drama or English you are still welcome to apply.
Foundation Course students generally live in Oxford or Woodstock. The School has a list of local families who are happy to host students.