The performing arts industry is broad and wide-reaching, where versatility is valuable for any aspiring professional.
At the Pauline Quirke Full-Time Academy, we strive to enrich the training experience of our students by constantly sourcing innovative performance opportunities, industry partners and events to complement our course.
Students benefit from regular one-to-one singing and acting classes as part of their core study. Students also receive a vocational tutorial every term which is dedicated time to discuss individual progression and development.
We host regular workshops with guest practitioners, who are specialists in their field. Students work with current cast members from West End musicals and plays, and companies including Trestle, Frantic Assembly, Polka Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and many more.
Students will also experience one-off dedicated sessions led by industry professionals which include TV presenting, casualty make-up and prosthetics, and costume.
Pauline Quirke delivers a masterclass during the second year, which is a unique opportunity for students to learn from our Principal’s 50 years’ experience in the industry.
True Edge Combat
Our classes in Stage Combat are delivered by highly trained professionals from True Edge Combat, one of the UK’s leading stage combat training organisations.
All our students benefit from expert tuition in basic unarmed and single sword combat from True Edge Combat’s outstanding instructors, and are awarded a BADC Foundation qualification upon graduation, to supplement their performing arts diplomas.
The Voice Explained
The Pauline Quirke Full-time Academy of Performing Arts at PQA Studios London is delighted to receive guidance and support on our voice and singing curriculum from The Voice Explained. The Voice Explained offer courses in the Estill Model, a uniquely practical explanation of vocal function that has transformed the understanding of how the voice works. Their team of certified teachers are the most experienced and qualified Estill practitioners in the UK, and students at PQA benefit regularly from their inspirational teaching as part of our voice faculty.
Josh - Student
Every day I am pushed to achieve and to be the best I can, while always being myself!
Callum - Student
I'm learning tips from the professional industry that I will take on board throughout my whole acting career
Jess - Student
The Academy has transformed my life, I am loving every single second
Hanna - Student
The team are so supportive and care about you as an individual
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