The Advanced Programme is designed for professional actors to further enhance their skills and apply the science of Method Acting to on-camera scenes and a staged production. The course builds off the premise that each participant has successfully completed JGS’s previous workshops and posses a firm grasp on the tools of Method Acting, Scene-Work and Character Building. Throughout the programme actors will have a variety of opportunities to sharpen their skills for performance and learn about the essential relationship they share with the writer and director: textual comprehension, language, narrative structure, script, camera, light, lensing, and editing. Week-in-and-week-out participants will read a selection of professional scripts, analysing and discussing them to gain a richer understanding of how they can better prepare characters and scene work. Actors will fully prepare a series of scenes for on-camera shoots. The course also covers improvisation as a Method Acting tool, enabling actors to better grasp their individual instrument and work in a fresh and active fashion. Movement and Sense Awareness skills are expanded upon allowing participants to truly inhabit the skin of the character. The programme culminates with a professional theatre production that will be performed to the paying public.
**The workshop is a three-month course. To enter the Advanced Workshop students are required to have completed the Intermediate Workshop. The Advanced Programme is an audition only programme. All applicants to this programme must have successfully received their Foundation and Intermediate Certificates from JGS.