THEATRE ARTS: FOUNDATION & SPECIALISED

 

Acting. Singing. Music. Movement. 

 

"Great stories happen to those who can tell them."  - Ira Glass

 

Storytelling is at the heart of all great performances and so we’ve put storytelling at the heart of our performance training. 

Collaboration. Expression. Performance. 

 

We developed the Theatre Arts courses to support aspiring young actors, musicians, and performers in reaching their full potential as creative and performing artists.

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You can apply to The Hammond's Theatre Arts courses for September 2022 via the link below. If you have any questions, please email: registrar@thehammondschool.co.uk.

September 2023 Entry

Applications for September 2023 Entry will open in our Autumn Term. We're currently designing a new website which will contain all the information you need to apply, so things will be looking very different soon. 

We have a number of upcoming events which will allow you to find our more about The Hammond and our courses which you can see below. To be the first to find out how to register for these events, please join our Mailing List and we'll be in touch.

www.thehammond.co.uk/mailinglist

Key Dates 2022/23

(many more to be added)

 

Saturday 17th September – Theatre Arts Experience Day

Friday 14th October – Theatre Arts Audition Day

15th – 16th October – Can You Dance

Saturday 5th November – School Open Day

Saturday 12th November – College Open Day

Thursday 17th November – Professional Diploma Experience Day

Saturday 19th November – Degree Open Day

 

FURTHER COURSE
INFORMATION

Our courses are fun, challenging, and rigorous and students in years 7-11 can expect to receive upwards of 16 hours of vocational training per week with classes running alongside our full academic curriculum. 

FOUNDATION

 

Theatre Arts Foundation students will follow the core curriculum, allowing students the opportunity to develop, explore and expand their skills through the first three years of their training.  

 

Core classes include:

 

Actor’s Workshop 

Music Ensemble 

Improvisation 

Acting for Camera 

Musical Theatre 

Dance Technique 

Movement 

Scene Study 

Audition Technique 

Physical Theatre 

 

Year 9 students will complete an RSL Level One qualification in Creative and Performing Arts. 

 

SPECIALISED

 

Before entering year 10 students are given the opportunity to choose an area of focus for their Specialist training. Students can choose to focus on Acting or Music Performance and will spend two years honing their skills in their chosen area whilst continuing to follow our core performance curriculum.

 

Additional Specialist Acting classes: 

 

Contemporary Theatre 

Classical Theatre 

Acting Technique 

Voice and Speech

 

Additional Music Performance classes:

 

Composition 

Musicianship 

Vocal and Music performance 

Music Theory 

 

Specialist students will complete an RSL Level Two qualification in Creative and Performing Arts. 

PERFORMANCE 

 

‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ - Susan Jeffers 

 

Ask any of our students, what’s your favourite time at school and they’re likely to answer ‘show week’. 

 

A usual year of public performance opportunities for a Theatre Arts Student may include: 

 

Christmas Cabaret 

Foundation, Specialised, Advanced. 

 

Main Stage Show - Musical / Play 

Foundation, Specialised, Advanced 

 

Theatre Outreach 

Foundation, Specialised. 

 

Work in Progress Demonstration 

Foundation, Specialised.

 

FURTHER TRAINING AND CAREERS

 

Recent graduates of the Hammond Theatre Arts courses (formally Drama) have gone on to study at: 

 

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview, American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC, Trinity Larban, Guilford School of Acting, Rose Bruford, Fourth Monkey, The Arden, Alra, East 15, Stella Adler Studio NYC. 

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