Curriculum - Acting

Our training

NTS offers highly individualized training. As such, the curriculum is subject to change, following the latest development in technology, new artistic practices, and the needs of the specific group of artists making up each class.

Our training is always practical, underpinned by the 20 student shows created each year.

Learning through a diversity of texts, from classical to devised, solo to ensemble, from creation-based work to music-driven theatre

1st Year

Acting, including Full Play and Scene Studies

Classical Greek Texts in Adaptation

Creation Project (3-year process)


Movement for Actors - including Laban, Elements, Animals, etc

New Play Development - Workshops and Play Readings

Stage Combat

Theatre History

Choral and Ensemble Singing

Contemporary Dance forms

Improvisation - Silent and with Dialogue

Music Theory including Ear Training and Sight Reading

Neutral Mask

Shakespeare Scene Work

Text Analysis

Voice, Speech and Dialect

2nd Year

Acting, including Scene Study and Full Play production

Choral and Ensemble Singing

Contemporary Scene Study

Expressive Mask

Movement for Actors

New Play Development

Rehearsals and Studio Productions

Shaw Intensive

Stage Combat

Voice, Speech and Dialect

Acting with the Camera

Contemporary Dance Forms

20th-century Dance Forms

Make-up Technique

Music Theory including Ear Training and Sight Reading

Physical Theatre Practice

Shakespeare Studio Intensive

Solo Song

Theatre History

3rd Year

Commercial and Voice-over Techniques

Methodology of auditions, classical and contemporary

Performance Coaching

Text Analysis

Rehearsals and Productions (2 mainstage productions, 2 studio productions)

Film Intensive

New Play Development

Self-initiative and Business Knowledge workshops

Theatre exploration labs with guest directors

Note: Curriculum is subject to change, and varies each year according to student needs.