Audition Information – Updated for remote Auditions/Interviews

Before completing these audition/interview tasks, you must apply for the relevant course at northkent.ac.uk

Acting

UPDATED INFO – REMOTE AUDITIONS

Hello! We hope you are well and keeping safe. We’re ready to consider your application. Please read the information below carefully. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Your Remote Acting Audition

What is required?

Your remote audition & interview requires you to undertake 2 tasks

​​TASK 1

  • A SELF-TAPE VIDEO RECORDING OF YOUR AUDITION
  • This will be a 1-2 minute speech spoken by one character and needs to be from a modern contemporary published play written after 1980.
  • ​Please introduce yourself at the start and say what character and play you have chosen.

​TASK 2- Tell us about you. It will form the basis for your interview so try to expand your answers.

This should be a written statement approx. 500 words in length-

  • Why do you want to train as an actor?
  • Give us a summary of your background, skills and strengths as a performer.
  • Tell us about any acting experiences you have and any additional skills.
  • Tell us about your most recent trip to the theatre. What did you see?
  • Do you have a favourite actor/actress? Who are they and why do they inspire you?​
  • Where would you like to see yourself in 10 years time?

Once completed please send your submission to actingandtech@northkent.ac.uk

Self-taping your audition

What you need to do

  • Your audition will be 1-2 minutes in length so make sure you have enough memory on the device you are filming on.
  • Try to find an area where you can perform your piece to the best you can, avoiding external sound and distractions.
  • ​Make sure we can see and hear you clearly and that you are happy with what you’re submitting.

Once your audition self-tape is ready it should be sent via wetransfer to actingandtech@northkent.ac.uk

wetransfer.com is a website which allows you to send large files (such as self-tapes) for free.

If you have any learning difficulties or require learning support it is really important that you let us know prior to your interview day so that the right measures can be taken to support you. If you have an EHCP please send a copy of this to our Learning Support Team sarahbiggs@northkent.ac.uk

If you need any additional help with this, please get in touch and we’ll help answer any questions you may have.

Dance & Musical Theatre

UPDATED INFO – REMOTE AUDITIONS

Thank you for applying to join our Dance and Musical Theatre Course at the Miskin Theatre, North Kent College.

It’s a shame that we do not get to meet you in person, however, DO NOT PANIC as we are now accepting applications and auditioning via video submission.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO NEXT?

If you are applying for a place on our Dance Course you will need to provide the following:

  • A video of yourself doing the following warm-up & technical exercises (All on the Right and Left leg)
  • Running on the spot & Star Jumps
  • Lunges
  • Downward dog with leg extended (This is a yoga movement, check YouTube for guidance on how to do it)
  • Kicks
  • Leaps
  • Splits – all 3 ways
  • A video of you singing a solo song of your choice (Optional) – 1min 30sec
  • A video of a short dance combination, style of your choice – (if you have recent footage of you in a studio where you are clearly visible then this would also be fine – so long as we can tell it is definitely you)

Talk to the camera and tell us a bit about yourself.

  • We want to know why you want to come and study with us at The Miskin?
  • What’s your professional dream?
  • Have you seen any of our shows or do you know anyone that has previously trained with us, or does so now?
  • Have you been to any of our Miskin Youth evenings or attended any of our Taster Days?
  • Why did you choose to dance to that piece of music for your solo?

(These questions are only there to help you, more of a prompt to get you started. They are there so we can get a sense of who you are through the camera)

Write 500 words on why you want to come to the Miskin Theatre and join the Miskin dance and musical theatre company?

If you are applying for a place on our Musical Theatre Course you will need to provide the following:

  • A video of yourself doing the following warm-up & technical exercises (All on the Right and Left leg)
  • Running on the spot & Star Jumps
  • Lunges
  • Downward dog with leg extended (This is a yoga movement, check YouTube for guidance on how to do)
  • Kicks
  • Leaps
  • Splits – all 3 ways
  • A video of you singing a solo song of your choice – 1min 30sec
  • A video of you performing a monologue of your choice – 1min

A video of a short dance combination, style of your choice – (if you have recent footage of you in a studio where you are clearly visible then this would also be fine – so long as we can tell it is definitely you).

Talk to the camera and tell us a bit about yourself.

  • We want to know why you want to come and study with us at The Miskin?
  • What’s your professional dream?
  • Have you seen any of our shows or do you know anyone that has previously trained with us or does so now?
  • Have you been to any of our Miskin Youth evenings or attended any of our Taster Days?
  • Why did you choose to sing your solo song, perform that particular monologue or that piece of music for your solo dance?

(These questions are only there to help you, more of a prompt to get you started. They are there so we can get a sense of who you are through the camera

Write 500 words on why you want to come to the Miskin Theatre and join the Miskin dance and musical theatre company?

Please don’t panic about your audition – we are not looking for the perfect performer – we are looking for potential.

Please submit your video audition through WeTransfer along with a copy of your most recent school report and email to dance@northkent.ac.uk

What will happen once you’ve submitted your video audition?

The Miskin team will review your video submissions and follow this up with a telephone interview. They will then make a decision based on what they have seen and heard and you will receive an email confirming one of the following offers:

Level 3 Dance – conditional offer

Level 3 Musical Theatre – conditional offer

Level 2 Dance – conditional offer

Level 2 Musical Theatre – conditional offer

Recall – If we feel like your video submission did not meet all of the criteria we are looking for, you will be invited along to one of our Taster Day events. This will allow staff to see you in a more personal and practical way.

No Offer

For any students that are offered a place through video submission, it will be mandatory for them to attend the up and coming Taster Days, once the dates are published.

If you have any learning difficulties or require learning support it is really important that you let us know prior to your interview day so that the right measures can be taken to support you. If you have an EHCP please send a copy of this to our Learning Support Team sarahbiggs@northkent.ac.uk

If you need any additional help with this, please get in touch and we’ll help answer any questions you may have.

Music

UPDATED INFO – REMOTE AUDITIONS

YOUR REMOTE AUDITION REQUIRES YOU TO UNDERTAKE 2 TASKS

  1. ​A self-tape – a video of yourself performing.
  2. ​A written task – minimum of 500 words.

Once your tasks have been submitted and accepted you will be invited to take part in a 15 minute phone interview.  (Parents/guardians are welcome to be in attendance)

See below for details of each task

  • Your video should be between 3-5 minutes in length.
  • The songs or material can be of your choice, but we encourage you to perform two different songs to show contrasting styles if possible.
  • Singers- Please note we cannot accept acapella or unaccompanied performances. You must perform to a backing track or instrumentation.
  • Please ensure your video is well lit so that both yourself and your instrument are clearly visible and audible.
  • You must submit a short written piece (minimum 500 words, as a word document or pdf). This will be a supporting statement to your application.

Please include

A summary of your background, skills, and strengths as a musician/singer. Describe any musical experiences you have had, including performances, compositions, recording sessions, or other relevant information.

Explain what qualities a professional musician requires, and how you have demonstrated these in your own work.

Describe an important musical event in your life. This could be the first concert you attended, a song that means something to you, a musical experience you had as a child, or something completely different!

Both your written task (as an attachment) and your video (or link, if hosted elsewhere) should be emailed to music@northkent.ac.uk

Music Tech

Your remote interview requires you to undertake an initial task.

  • A written task (a minimum of 500 words)
  • Also if available, provide a recording you have produced/composed/contributed to

Once your task has been submitted and accepted you will be invited to take part in a 15 minute telephone interview (parents/guardians are welcome to be in attendance)

If you are less experienced and do not have a recording to submit we recommend you have a look at this tutorial provided by ableton which introduces some basic production ideas and principles.  We can discuss this during your interview.

Task details

Your written task

You must submit (as a word document or pdf) a short written piece of a minimum of 500 words which will act as  a supporting statement to your application

Please include;

  • A summary of your skills and strengths as a producer.  Please also include some details of how you contributed to any recording you have provided and how it was produced.
  • Describe any musical experiences you have had including performances, compositions, recording sessions, or other relevant information.
  • Explain what qualities a professional producer or sound engineer requires and how you have demonstrated these qualities in your own work.
  • Describe an important musical event in your life.  This could be the first concert you attended, a song that means something to you, a musical experience you enjoyed as a child or something completely different!!

You can submit any recording you have contributed to, but where possible it should be between 3 minutes and 5 minutes in length.

The song or material can be of your choice, but we encourage you to show as much artistic and technical capability as possible.

Your recording

Both your written task (as an attachment) and any recording, or a link to any recording (if hosted elsewhere) should be emailed to us music@northkent.ac.uk within 10 days of receipt of tasks.

Once your tasks have been submitted and accepted you will be invited to take part in a short 15 minute zoom or telephone interview with a member of our team.

If you have any learning difficulties or require learning support it is really important that you let us know prior to your interview day so that the right measures can be taken to support you. If you have an EHCP please send a copy of this to our Learning Support Team sarahbiggs@northkent.ac.uk

If you need any additional help with this, please get in touch and we’ll help answer any questions you may have.

Technical Theatre

UPDATED INFO – REMOTE INTERVIEWS

Hello! We hope you are well and keeping safe. We’re ready to consider your application. Please read the information below carefully. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Your Remote Application

What is required?

How will the application process work?

 The process will be split into 3 parts;

  1. Theory task
  2. Practical task
  3. Interview

Your remote application requires you to undertake 2 tasks-

Theory Task

You will source a Theatre Production (Theatre or Live Event) in online format; you may use the National Theatre archive, YouTube or similar resource (Please include Link).

You will then write a short, concise and creative review of this production. You should consider including the following:

  • The effectiveness and any key points on the following; Lighting, Sound and AV – Set Constructions and Design – Costume Making and Design – Stage Management.
  • Did you enjoy the production, what feelings and emotions did it provoke/ inspire?
  • What did you learn from the production?
  • What was effective and what could have been improved?
  • State the key themes/ narrative of the production.
  • Were the designs effective?
  • Were there any problems/ mistakes during the production?

Practical Task

“You have been tasked by the Directing team to either design, draw or make a Prop/ Set piece for a Pantomime or Christmas Production of your choosing”. For example, you may choose to make the magic carpet from ‘Aladdin’, you could use materials like a shoe or cereal box.

You should show your artistic flair and creativity. You will be required to have this available for your interview to talk through.

Once completed, please send your theory task to actingandtech@northkent.ac.uk

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’VE SUBMITTED MY TASK?

Once you have submitted your theory task and submitted this, you will receive a confirmation to say we have received it safely.

We will then be in touch with an interview time which will take place via ZOOM (an app for virtual meetings)

If you have any learning difficulties or require learning support it is really important that you let us know prior to your interview day so that the right measures can be taken to support you. If you have an EHCP please send a copy of this to our Learning Support Team sarahbiggs@northkent.ac.uk

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us!

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