The Department of Drama at St. Mary’s University at Twickenham has partnered with leading entertainment and theater publication The Stage to offer two full scholarships for its BA Acting programme.
The Stage Scholarship Program provides an important opportunity for students wishing to gain access to a dance and drama education. The two St Mary Drama Scholarships are worth a combined £55,500 and will give two students the opportunity to undertake their entire undergraduate theater training.
Only a short distance from central London and the West End, Drama St Mary’s brings together the best training for drama teachers in a university context.
The BA Acting course prepares students for professional work in theatre, television, and filmmaking, and offers an intensive three-year professional training program. Voice and movement classes and acting and performance classes form the body of the course, with contextual studies that explore theater in a broader context. Throughout the internship, there are regular guest lectures, and the university even boasts its own theatre, Exchange, in nearby Twickenham.
St Mary’s Drama prides itself on being a broad-based participating drama school that looks to provide opportunities for outstanding creative talent regardless of financial or social background.
Among the alumni of St Mary’s Drama are singer-songwriter Tom Grenan, professional comedian and finalist Nabil Abdul Rashid, BBC journalist Lara Livington, and award-winning playwright Monsai Whitney.
Speaking about the scholarships, St. Mary’s Director of Drama Mark Griffin said: “We are very excited to be working in partnership with The Stage to be able to offer these training scholarships that will enable us to support the training of two talented artists over the course of the next three years.”
“St Mary’s Drama is proud to be a broad-based participating drama school that looks forward to providing opportunities for outstanding creative talent regardless of financial or social background. These scholarships demonstrate our commitment to providing opportunities to enable students to access our training program and take a powerful step forward toward a career in theater. “
Information on how to apply for scholarships will be on February 3rdresearch and development theater edition.