“Prepare for the industry as it is today”, ICTheatre in The Stage

16 February, 2021

Brighton and Manchester – two of Britain’s most creative cities, both bursting with history, character and culture. And, as of last September, both home to campuses of the Institute for Contemporary Theatre, the performing arts school that is making waves throughout the industry with its exciting and innovative approach to training.

“Some things that get taught in drama schools remain a constant,” says Thomasina Unsworth, principal of ICTheatre Brighton. “A supported voice, an expressive body, the freedom and courage to imagine and empathise are essential tools for the actor and we focus on them a great deal in our curriculum.”

“But then there are other skills that the modern performing arts industry requires that actors need to learn as well,” she continues. “Things such as aerial skills, puppetry, immersive theatre techniques, acting for video games and acting for motion capture. ICTheatre graduates will gain experience in all these areas. They will be prepared for the industry as it is today, not the industry as it was a decade ago.”

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