Actors these days need to be chameleons, able to adapt to a range of media, so take advantage of all you can whilst at drama school
Becoming an actor is like going on a journey – it's a process that requires dedication, daring, some dreaming and, yes, you've guessed it – loads of talent! Graduation into the industry needs to be carefully planned and executed, writes Emma Gray.
Okay, so you have auditioned for and accepted a place at the drama school of your dreams. What next? You are going to spend three very intensive years working hard to amass all the necessary skills you need to ensure your place as a professional actor. Actors these days need to be chameleons, able to adapt to a range of media, so take advantage of
all you can whilst at drama school. From day one, students studying at ALRA (the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) are instructed in Acting Technique, TV Presenting, Film, Radio, Movement, Fight, Dance, Voice and Singing, as well as many additional extra curricula workshops and activities arranged by the school. By taking advantage of all of these sorts of activities you are ensuring that when you graduate into the big wide world you have the best possible chance of getting that first job, and then the second and third. And, that's just it – graduating from drama school doesn't guarantee you work for life; you have to keep working hard, keep accruing skills and keep going.
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