Auditioning

As with all Drama Schools, an audition is a requirement of entry to ensure you have the right attitude and potential in your subject. We are looking for students with a passion for their chosen subject, and each subject has its own ways of assessing this.

For the 2020-21 audition period due to the current ongoing Coronavirus pandemic we are moving our first round of auditions online.  This will be followed by a recall audition for successful applicants. We are planning for the recall to take place in person at The Arden. All five courses provided by The Arden will follow the same audition process with the first round online followed by a recall audition.

An overview of the criteria for the first audition round is listed below. More specific details, guidance on filming and where to submit will be provided on receipt of a UCAS application to one of our courses.

Acting for Live and Recorded Media

You will be asked to film a self-tape of:

  • A Shakespeare monologue
  • A screen test of a script – this will be provided for you.

Musical Theatre

You will be asked to film a self-tape of:

  • A musical theatre song
  • A monologue – this will be provided for you.
  • A short Jazz and Ballet routine that will be demonstrated and provided for you.

Dance and Performance

You will be asked to film a self-tape of:

  • Two solo’s showcasing your technical skill – These will be in contrasting styles.

Theatre and Performance

You will be asked to film a self-tape of:

  • A audition speech
  • A non-performance text – this will be provided for you.

Vocal Studies and Performance

You will be asked to film a self-tape of:

  • Two contrasting solo songs – these will contrast in genre (e.g. Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical)

Technical Theatre and Performance Arts (HND)

If you are interested in applying for this course please click here for more information.