Independent Centre for Actor Training

2 Year Course

Level 4 ATCL Speech and Drama (Acting), Trinity College London

ICAT’s Two Year Part Time Dip­loma course takes place at our London school and is an incred­ible way to begin a career as an actor while work­ing a full time job, ensur­ing that you don’t incur the crip­pling debt that most drama gradu­ates inher­it.

The course is led by out­stand­ing prac­ti­tion­ers who work with some of the biggest actors, dir­ect­ors and com­pan­ies in the world and teach at some of the country’s biggest schools (RADA, LAMDA, Italia Conti, Royal Welsh Col­lege, Drama Centre, Man Met, ALRA).

ICAT offers a totally applic­able, industry respec­ted toolkit, rig­or­ously taught before show­cas­ing the stu­dents in front of some of the most excit­ing agents and cast­ing pro­fes­sion­als the coun­try has to offer.

Legendary Brit­ish theatre dir­ect­or Mike Alfreds teach­ing on two year dip­loma.

This train­ing is only for the truly ded­ic­ated and stu­dents must commit to a full time atti­tude as they are nur­tured in the skills and ethos of the pro­fes­sion.

Stu­dents are con­tinu­ously exposed to the industry at large through reg­u­lar con­tact with lead­ers in their field and are priv­ileged enough to be invited into exclus­ive oppor­tun­it­ies. We have spent days on set and appear­ing in prime time tele­vi­sion drama, had private work­shops with legends such as Cicely Berry and Jean­nette Nelson, been invited to spend days train­ing at the Royal Shakespeare Com­pany under world renowned prac­ti­tion­ers and more. ICAT gradu­ates are gain­ing superb rep­res­ent­a­tion (some­times ahead of gradu­ation) and work­ing in cinema, tele­vi­sion, theatre and win­ning awards in inde­pend­ent film inter­na­tion­ally.

Our Syl­labus Includes:

  • Text in action – the prin­ciples of Mike Alfreds
  • Voice and move­ment: Laban for actors
  • Shakespeare
  • Acting for camera
  • Nat­ur­al­ism: Chekhov/Ibsen
  • Live pro­jects: work­ing text under industry employ­ers
  • Two public pro­duc­tions
  • Show­case: Manchester and West End.

ICAT is the closest thing to an actor’s appren­tice­ship.

Joseph Mill­son, award win­ning actor

ICAT offers excel­lent, altern­at­ive train­ing run by those who know, care about and under­stand the Industry.

Jan Haydn Rowles, Former master of voice at Shakespeare’s Globe and dia­lect coach on 300: Rise Of An Empire

Audi­tion Dates 2018 (or late start Janu­ary 2019)

2018 audi­tion days are now over but we are still meet­ing people privately so you are not too late!!

Audition’s cost £30 per applic­ant.

London:  Please email Beth­any at to register your interest for the Septem­ber 2018 or Janu­ary 2019 late starter  intake.

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