Part-Time Drama School


flexible training that works for you

how does it work?

At Collective, our students train two evenings a week with some of the most inspiring and renowned acting teachers and industry professionals in the U.K.

The course runs over three terms a year. Each term is 12 weeks long. You do 6 hours of classes per week.

Applications for September 2024 are now being considered.

when will i graduate?

You would be invited to stay in the Part-Time School for a maximum of three years – by which point we would consider your training complete.

However, we recognise that, depending on your level of prior experience, you may feel able to graduate sooner than that.

We celebrate our students becoming industry-ready, so at the end of each year of the training there is a public-facing showcase for agents – allowing you to transition in to the industry at any point if you feel ready to do so.

what will i learn?

Subjects you will study across three years include:

Acting Techniques, Screen Acting, Voice, Movement, Accent work, American film and television, Motion-Capture, Short-Film Projects, Audition Technique, Showreels, Voicereels, Self-Taping and Industry Showcases.

The curriculum has a strong focus on Screen Acting.

The term-by-term training model has a clear developmental structure to aid your growth as an actor.

Each term you will build on the skills you learnt previously and explore new approaches and techniques you’ve not covered before.

how do you work with industry?

Our Part-Time course is structured to be open to the industry – and you will regularly share your work with external agents, casting directors and other industry professionals.

At each annual showcase we will support you in seeking to gain agent representation, should you feel ready to do so.

how much does it Cost?

The fees are £775 per term. There is an option to pay in instalments.

Unlike with a drama school degree, you pay term-by-term to join our Part-Time Course. So you can come train with us without needing to commit to full-time academic study.

I don’t think theres been a moment I have not used something from my classes with Collective during my career – whether that’s from the way I prepare for castings, for rehearsal or for a take on screen/stage. I use techniques from my training in every aspect of my professional life.

Segun Fawole – West End Actor – A Chorus Line and Motown

We aim to show leadership in making the performing arts a more representative industry