Drama summer school

If you’re aiming to pursue a creative passion, here you will find all the support, inspiration and facilities you need. CSVPA tutors are professional artists and practitioners in their specialist fields and students benefit from their commercial experience as much as from their creative guidance. Small classes and interesting projects contribute to the creative atmosphere at the School in the summer and in our fulltime, year-round programmes.

About the course

  • Intensive classes with professional artists (35-40 hours per week)
  • Evening social activities included
  • 1 full day excursion included in the second week of your course
  • No English lessons included
  • Two streams available: Acting or Musical Theatre

Course Information

Age: 15-18
English Language level: Upper Intermediate
Course length: 2 weeks
Hours per week: 35-40, plus optional excursions and evening activities
Entry dates: July, August

Our two-week Summer Schools introduce a range of different drama techniques in a fun, safe and active environment. They will also improves your confidence, self-esteem and communication skills.

You can choose the area of theatre that appeals to you most, or, if you are considering a career in drama, you can extend your range by trying a number of different disciplines.

The first week of each specialism focuses on building towards a performance, which takes place during the second week. Students can attend the first or both weeks, but cannot join the performance for the second week only.

For 2016 there will be two options available:

Musical Theatre

This popular, fun and challenging course is led by theatre professionals, all of whom have musical theatre credits in London and/or New York. Students can expect 35-40 hours of rigorous and intensive classes per week in singing, dance and acting, geared towards a cabaret style performance at the end of the second week.

Course dates:

  • Sunday 3rd July 2016 to Sunday 17th 2016
  • Sunday 31st July 2016 to Sunday 14th August 2016

Acting/Physical Theatre

This two-week course is ideal for students who want an intensive and fun introduction to drama and acting techniques. In the first week, professional actors lead students through drama exercises designed to help develop creativity, spontaneity, freedom and authenticity in performance. In the second week, the ensemble work together to rehearse a short production, performed for an invited audience.

International students should have at least an Upper Intermediate level of English and can choose to combine their specialist weeks with separate weeks of Intensive English.

Course dates:

  • Sunday 3rd July 2016 to Sunday 17th 2016
  • Sunday 17th 2016 to Sunday 31st July 2016
  • Sunday 31st July 2016 to Sunday 14th August 2016