Acting MP1 offers a full schedule of theoretical and practical classes as well as hands-on practical training. Classes vary between ensemble courses and private lessons. RSA endeavors to train well-rounded theatre artists in each programme. Acting students focus primarily on the techniques of acting and the disciplines that support it such as dance, voice, text and music. Students in the Acting programme are also required to complete technical theatre and business courses as part of their training.
The performance component of Acting MP1 takes place on the BMO Studio Stage where students are expected to be fully involved as actors in the productions and participate in the production process, including costumes, props, lights, or set construction. Near the end of the school year, students will audition for Rosebud Theatre’s upcoming season to determine placement in Acting MP2.
The focus of Acting MP2 & MP3 is on performance in a professional theatre company. Students have an opportunity to audition and perform in productions with Rosebud Theatre in the Rosebud Opera House and the BMO Studio Stage in addition to completing a number of independent projects, including performing in a self produced final project. Specialized classes in voice, acting, movement, music and auditioning round out the curriculum. Acting students are eligible to attend Theatre Alberta’s Emerge auditions after completion of Mentorship level 3, providing they meet Theatre Alberta’s criteria.
Acting students will attend the International Theatre Trips to London, England and New York City in their during their MP1 & MP2 programmes.
Upon completion of the Acting Mentorship Programme students are inducted into the Rosebud School of the Arts Guild as Fellows (F.R.S.A.).