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KSAPA One Year Acting School Diploma Course

KSAPA understands that a three-year course may not be necessary for all students and we firmly believe that the demanding yet fulfilling nature of our Acting School One Year Diploma Course, our highly skilled faculty of tutors, and the level of commitment and professionalism we instil in all our students gives them the best possible opportunity to enter the industry after one year.


At KSAPA Acting School our motto is “Strive to Succeed", and that is present in everything we do. The KSAPA One Year Acting Course offers a fast-track into the industry for those students who are prepared to work hard, at the highest level, in order to achieve success.



Key Facts At A Glance


  • One-year, full-time, vocational training
  • Training includes: acting, voice, movement, stagecraft, performance, audition technique, professional advice, theatre trips, showcases, full-scale productions
  • All tutors are current, working professionals
  • The course provides many opportunities for public performances
  • All KSAPA students perform a full production in a West End theatre
  • Course Duration: three terms of 12 weeks
  • Course Fees: £2,495.00 per term
  • Student Finance is not available for this course, but funding via PCDL is available
  • The course leads to a Level 4 accredited qualification
  • Entry to the course is by audition



Course Content


Terms one and two focus jointly on studying vital acting techniques, with each student gaining an in- depth knowledge of a vast array of theatre and media styles such as: role play, theatre in education, historical naturalism, storytelling, physical theatre, verse, single and multi-camera technique, studio and microphone techniques. Students have many opportunities to put these learned techniques into practice during their project sessions. Term three concentrates on performance. Work covered includes:



acting for stage, acting for camera, acting for radio, improvisation, classical to contemporary theatre, cold reading.


Voice Studies:

vocal and breathing technique, articulation, diction and projection, resonance, clarity and audibility, choral speaking, metrical rhythms, speaking verse and prose.


Movement Studies:

physicality, physical theatre, body conditioning, choreographed routines historical dance, animal studies, clowning and musical staging.


Additional Work:

stagecraft, audition technique, approach to text and characterisation, professional advice, CV, headshots, tax, marketing, networking, masterclasses and theatre trips.







  • A number of small in house performances for assessment
  • A show reel of single and multi-camera techniques in a variety of situations
  • A voice reel demonstrating a collection of vocal acting for a range of genres
  • A number of differing styles of public performance such as: studio theatre, theatre in education, theatre in the round and site specific theatre 
  • A fully-supported West End production, including an invited audience of industry professionals and contacts





KSA Diploma in Acting – a vocational diploma which recognises a student’s commitment to industry-specific training over a year-long course, and their subsequent preparedness for work.


Associate Trinity College London (ATCL) Performance Diploma in Speech & Drama - accredited by Trinity Guildhall, it is awarded QCF credits and is comparable to other qualifications available at level 4 in the National Qualifications Framework.



Entry Requirements


Entry to our courses is by audition. 



Course Fees & Funding


Course fees One Year Acting Course:

£2,495.00 per term / £7,485.00 for the year.



Student Finance is not available for this course; however, funding via Professional & Career Development Loan may be available.




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