Adult Courses

ACTING SCHOOL ACADEMY

At Betty Ann Norton Theatre School, we offer a range of preparatory acting diploma classes:

(University Of West London and Trinity College of Music and Drama)

The Associate Diploma is completed in one year. The course includes voice class, drama class, mime class, and practical class where selections required for examination will be prepared. Team teaching with a wide range of students and a tutor is a required section of the course.

Diploma Courses are especially suited to
* Students who have completed Grades 7 or 8 and wish to receive a qualification after years of study of Speech and Drama.
* Teachers who require a Diploma with which they can teach Speech and Drama to children or adults in addition to their other subjects.
* Those who have worked in theatre (either amateur or professional) for many years, and now require a qualification to teach Speech and Drama and/or Acting.

Further information may be Viewed from the Universities’ websites: – www.uwl.ac.uk and www.trinitycollege.co.uk

ACTING DIPLOMAS

(University Of West London and Trinity College of Music and Drama)

The requirements for Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Acting are set by the board of Trinity Guildhall and may be downloaded from their website www.trinitycollege.co.uk. The course includes voice class, drama class and mime class,

The Diplomas awarded to successful candidates are A.T.C.L. and L.T.C.L.

Because of the detailed nature of these courses, we recommend that potential candidates access the relevant information from the College websites.

The Tutor for Voice is Betty Ann Norton

The Tutor for Mime is Grace Halton

The Tutors for Acting are Tanya Walsh and Paul Keogh

MIME

Mime is a module of Diploma Courses and Adult Acting Course

The course includes History and Origin of Mime, Mind & Body Integration, Body Think, Principles of Co-Ordination & Balance, techniques to aid Observation, Speed & Control of Reaction

The course also covers Creative Imagination & the use of Fantasy, Art Of The Clown, Deaf Language, Techniques of Breathing, Robotics, Fixed Point, Counterweight & Rhythm, Stage Falls, Stylised Falls, Slow Motion, Moon Walking & Walks on the spot.

GROUP OR PRIVATE TUITION.

PHONE NORTON COMMUNICATIONS ON: 01 280 5921

CREATIVE WRITING

Many of the tutors are writers or interested in writing, especially Betty Ann. All students are encouraged to write poetry, scripts for stage and film, plus talks and stories for their examination requirements. This is part of all our programmes.

Some past students of our Drama & Theatre School

Betty Ann has taught many people who are now famous in various areas of the Arts and Business. She has adjudicated all over Ireland and Britain. She loves teaching and her passion shows in her work and the results achieved by her students.

(In Alphabetical order)

Claudia Boyle – Opera Singer

Claudia Carroll – Actor/Writer

Peter Crawley – Critic/Journalist

Jim Culleton – Director

Pádraic Delaney – Actor

Ciara Dwyer – Journalist/Writer

Emma Donoghue – Author

Ruth Gilligan – Writer

Rosemary Henderson – Actor

Amy Huberman – Actor/Writer

Deirdre Kinahan – Playwright

Dervla Kirwan – Actor

Paul Keoghan – Lighting/Set Designer

Áine Lawlor – Television

Justine Mitchell – Actor

Diarmuid Noyes – Actor

Jim O’Hanlon – Director

Hugh O’Conor – Actor

Shane O’Reilly – Actor

Marian Richardson – Radio

Eleanor Shanley – Singer