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The ALRA North Advanced Diploma in Applied Creative Movement

Applied Creative Movement Advanced Diploma | Professional Acting Course | ALRA

Course Leader Kieran Sheehan
Course Location Wigan, Greater Manchester
Study Level Undergraduate
Study Mode Full Time
Course Length 1.3 Years
Application £45
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This vocational course offers a small cohort of movement practitioners (no more than 4) the opportunity to develop skills in facilitating and creating projects that involve engaging diverse members of the community in creative movement activities. The course has been developed to include learning experiences within the applied movement industry and will be tailored to the needs of the cohort.

On completion of the diploma learners will have experienced planning, delivering and evaluating applied creative movement projects within an educational, theatrical and community setting. Drawing purely on the principles of actor movement training and movement direction, the learner will be supported to accumulate their own practice through verbal, written and experiential reasoning.

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Timetables for each course are distributed during induction week and then at the start of each subsequent term. Please note that although we make every effort to supply the full timetable, some changes are inevitable due to reasons beyond our control. All aspects of the timetable are compulsory.

Term 1

The focus is on engaging in the core principles of actor movement training by taking part in movement classes at ALRA North. Learners will receive one to one somatic work developing their own creative movement practice which continues throughout the three terms. The reflective journal will be developed as a tool for considering the conceptual frameworks for creating projects alongside this work. Planning will begin for the major second term placement.

Term 2

Here we explore the applied concepts of movement direction undertaking a residential with a leading movement director discovering and embedding their practice.The term is then divided by the major project placement and ongoing training at ALRA. Within term 2 a mentor will assist in developing an independent project to be carried out the following term in a bespoke setting.

Term 3

This is a flexible term offering two to three course days. Continued actor movement training at ALRA and supporting a professional movement director on a studio production. Learners will undertake a second placement developing skills in planning, evaluating and delivering movement as a supportive and/or core art form. The mentored independent project will also take place this term should learners be able to allocate three days to their schedule.

Term 4

Is an independent research based term developing an independent presentation aligning the experiential learning within the course to an actor movement practitioner through both practical and academic reflection. This may take the form of a lesson demonstration with commentary, projected instillation, conference report etc. Within this term master classes will also occur which will be based on fundraising as an independent artist.

Selection is made by interview.

Suitable candidates will be interested in developing clarity in their practice, confidence in their facilitation and experience in developing cohesive project designs, pitches and evaluations.

The aim of the course is to provide learners with near industry experience that equips them with vocational skills relevant for seeking employment as a movement facilitator in participatory departments of artistic venues, social and educational settings.

All candidates must either hold a BA in a relevant discipline or have proven professional experience equipping them for the learning experiences on the course. If English is not your first language you must be fluent in English (You may be asked for proof of this). A detailed course break down is available at interview.

To apply please fill in the standard ALRA application form and also send a statement of interest and CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fee: £5,000


Admission follows successful interview and candidates will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm their places.

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