As well as the main Young Actors Studio Acting Courses and
Theatre Workshops, we also provide a number of shorter courses and
summer schools, offering you an
opportunity to develop key skills in a fun, friendly and supportive
environment. Participants will work in in small groups with others
of a similar age, building your experience and confidence
In the past these have included workshops in Improvisation,
Storytelling and Working with Text as well as courses in Acting for
Camera, Approaches to Shakespeare and Approaches to contemporary
text. We have also staged a number of Audition masterclasses for
those preparing for Drama School auditions.
Details of upcoming course can be found below, but if you would
like to register for further information about our programme of
short courses and summer schools please
email us noting your
interest in Young Actors Studio.
Audition Masterclass with Jamie Garven
Saturday 18th or 25th November
This one-day masterclass gives prospective drama students a
unique opportunity to work with Jamie Garven, Senior Acting
Lecturer at RWCMD and the person responsible for managing the
audition process for the College. It is ideal preparation for those
people considering applying to RWCMD or to other drama schools,
giving participants the chance to gain practical advice on their
monologue choice and audition technique.
Do I need to prepare?
Participants must learn in advance two speeches (one contemporary
and one classical) each no more than 2 minutes long.
How to apply
an application form
Once completed, please return your form either by email, or post to:
Young Actors Studio
Royal Welsh College of
Music & Drama
Castle Grounds, Cathays Park
Cardiff, CF10 3ER
Date: 18th or 25th November
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music &
Course Fee: £60.00
About your tutor
Jamie trained as an actor
at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He began his
directing career with Spectacle Theatre in the early 80s and since
then has directed productions for Theatr Powys, Hijinx Theatre,
Theatre West Glamorgan, Perspectives Theatre, Made in Wales Stage
Company, Moving Being, Theatr Clwyd, Sherman Theatre Company,
Citizens Theatre Glasgow, Nottingham Playhouse, Fiction Factory,
Opera North, National Youth Theatre of Wales and the Royal Welsh
College of Music & Drama.
Jamie is a Senior Acting Lecturer at RWCMD, and also manages the
audition process for applicants to the acting courses.