Six Month
Part Time Programme (Evenings)​

About The Course.

COVID-19 UPDATE – In light of the changes that have enveloped our industry, Bow Street Academy has revised its training methods and practices to reflect this new reality.

Going forward, our 6 Month Part Time Course will now include a measure of online training to compliment the practical aspects of the course. We have already been testing these specific workshops and have found that some actually improve the learning experience. We will also be reducing our numbers for this course so we can accommodate smaller class sizes.

In addition, there will be strict new health guidelines when working on the premises that may include and are not limited to social distancing, temperature taking, mask wearing and regular hand washing breaks. As this is a regularly evolving situation we will either relax or enhance our guidelines depending on advice from the Government and HSE.

This is Ireland’s most popular Screen Acting Part Time course open to all ages over 18 and all levels of experience. Year on year it’s popularity increases due to the success of our graduates securing work on major Film and TV productions. This is our ultimate aim.. giving you the tools to find and secure work within the industry.

The Six Month Screen Acting part time course is designed for those actors either starting out in the Film & TV Industry who are looking to get a better understanding of both the theoretical and practical elements of screen acting and for those with some experience but are looking to take their craft to the next level.  Run over 2 nights a week for 6 months, this intensive part-time course will delve into a variety of areas to teach actors the essential tools of screen acting and the chance to explore their potential.
Some of the topics covered include:

  • Voice
  • Character
  • Combat
  • Improvisation
  • Self-Taping
  • Audition Technique
  • Scene Work
  • Movement
  • Script and Text Analysis
  • Finding the Moment
  • Ownership
  • Alexander Technique

 

The philosophy, technique, and method for the Screen Acting part time course is overseen by Acting Coach, Voice Coach and Alexander Technique teacher Gerry Grennell whose clients have included Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Heath Ledger, Tom Cruise, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Annie Hathaway, Oscar Isaac, Orlando Bloom, Marlon Brando, Sean Penn, Michael Gambon, and Heather Graham.

Using similar methods that form the basis of the main Programme for Screen Acting, participants will learn the basics of working with the camera and owning their environment. Sessions with experienced professionals,  access to shooting and screening facilities, coupled with practical hands-on training all contribute to pushing the actor to maximise their potential.

Main tutors on the course will include regular tutors on the Programme for Screen Acting including Acting Coach Gerry Grennell, Filmmaker Shimmy Marcus (Soulboy, Rhinos), Jay Cosgrave (Stunts), Sarah Hone (Character), Kev O’Farrell (Camera), Lydia McGuinness (Scene Work), Mary Kate O’Flanagan (Script) plus guests from the Film & TV industry.

This course is a fully immersive and holistic experience and participants may also avail of the full Bow Street facilities during their time on the course which includes Rehearsal Studios, Spotlight Casting Studio, Green Screen Studio, Media Room, Canteen and Common Room. Bow Street will become your home for the 6 months where you can shoot multiple self tapes, access our scenes library, and socialise with fellow students across all our courses where the conversation always leads to screen acting, new techniques, and the best place to get a coffee in the neighbourhood!   Participants are also entitled to attend Special Screenings and Private Q&A’s with industry guests.. some of whom can be seen here.

The success of recent graduates from Bow Street is unparalleled and marks Bow Street out as the most in demand casting resource for Casting Directors.

Employment of our graduates is our ultimate aim, and the hands-on practical nature of all our training prepares students for the real world of Film and TV.

APPLICATIONS: Application is by interview and not audition. Applicants should email:

  • A cover letter stating why you want to do the course
  • Your most recent CV (don’t worry if you don’t have any major acting experience yet.)
  • Recent Headshot. If you don’t have a professional headshot a self taken headshot will suffice.

Email your Application to: training@bowstreet.ie with PART TIME in the subject line. You will be provided with details on how to pay your application fee of €30 by bank transfer.

DATES & TIMES: Classes run from 6.30pm – 9.30pm two nights a week either on a Monday and Tuesday OR Wednesday and Thursday subject to the availability of the applicant.

COURSE DATES:  Next course starts 12th October 2020

COURSE FEES: €2,850. This fee is payable in installments. €850 Deposit to secure your place if selected, and the balance paid off in installments over the duration of the course.

What past students say

Testimonials.