Academy of Creative Training

Academy of Creative Training
Type Drama school
Location Rock Place
East Sussex
 United Kingdom
Website Academy of Creative Training

The Academy of Creative Training is an independent drama school in Brighton, East Sussex, England. ACT has two sites: one in Kemptown, Brighton (50°49′12″N 0°07′51″W / 50.8201°N 0.1308°W / 50.8201; -0.1308 (Academy of Creative Training, Brighton site)Coordinates: 50°49′12″N 0°07′51″W / 50.8201°N 0.1308°W / 50.8201; -0.1308 (Academy of Creative Training, Brighton site)), and one in Hove (50°49′42″N 0°10′35″W / 50.8283°N 0.1763°W / 50.8283; -0.1763 (Academy of Creative Training, Hove site)).[1]


The school was founded by actor and director John Moulder Brown in 1997.[2] The Academy of Creative Training and was created after a group of producers, directors, writers and agents, including Lionel Bart, who wrote the musical version of Oliver!, realised that raw creative talent was lying undiscovered and undeveloped. They decided to create a centre of excellence, which eventually became ACT.[3] Classes are in the evenings and at weekends so that students can continue to meet their working and/or domestic commitments whilst re-training.[4]


ACT's ethos is to provide access to professional Drama Training for talented individuals who have been unable to follow traditional routes into the acting profession through lack of academic qualifications, financial restrictions or family responsibilities.[5] ACT does not follow any one acting methodology but believes that students should develop their own personal working process drawn from a range of practitioners. However, the school’s main guiding principles are rooted in the work of Constantin Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov.


The school runs a Two Year Diploma in Acting with a Trinity College London ATCL qualification and a One Year Foundation in Acting. The school also runs a range of short courses and workshops as well as a youth theatre and classes for children.[6]



External links

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/3/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.