Acting - Film and theater
ACTING – FILM AND THEATER
If you have a profound interest in film and theater, this education is for you. The Acting program is a one-year education, with an option to apply for a second year where you train as a film- and theater educator.
During the first year you study film acting and classic stage performance. The cooperation with our school’s Film Program will give you increased knowledge and understanding of the entire film process as well as screen acting. The combination of film and theater is what makes the Acting Program unique as a folk high school education. The personal and artistic development is essential. You will work both independently and together in groups. You train techniques such as drama, speech, motion, improvisation and role design. The main focus is on content and storytelling. This is why we spend time a lot of time analysing, as well as giving and receiving feedback with regard to your own and other students efforts.
In order to apply for the second year, which is a post-secondary education, a secondary degree is required (from a vocational or preparatory program). The year is aimed at production, and focus will be on your personal development as an actor in film and theater. You will also be trained as a film- or drama educator, which entails the opportunity to work as an educator in the future. The number of students admitted to the second year is limited. After applying to Year 2 you will be submitted to a new selection process. You can also apply to the second year if you have previous, comparable schooling or experience.
FILM AND THEATER TRADE CONTACTS
During the program you will meet several guest lecturers who are professionals and experts in certain areas. This includes, among others, actors, directors, make-up artists and choreographs. Study trips are planned to production units (film, theater). We also collaborate in projects together with Region Värmland’s film counsellors. Together with students from the school’s Film Program we also go on a study trip to Greece (during Year 2). The purpose of this trip is to visit a number of interesting and theater related places, as well as to act in the film(s) made by the Film students on location.
Så ansöker du
Each year a number of approximately 20 students are admitted to both years of the Acting program. Our ambition is to create a dynamic group from different personalities, gender, age and ethnic background.
Those who apply should have some experience from theater/movement/voice training – for instance from an esthetic program (at secondary level).
Please note that all classes at the Acting Program will be in English (starting from the Autumn semester 2018).
The application for the next school year (2018-2019) is due at the latest on April 15.
Print out the form and complete it by hand. Then send it together with required certifications, grades, work samples, cover letter, and birth certificate by regular mail or digitally by e-mail.
Molkoms folkhögskola Box 66 660 60 Molkom Sweden
We will send you a confirmation that we have received your application within a week. If you don´t get the confirmation we kindly ask you to contact us.
If your application is incomplete you will be asked to send in the missing information, otherwise we cannot process your application.
Film and Acting have admission days, when we invite a number of applicants to our School for interviews and try-outs. Please contact us if you cannot be here in person, so we can arrange a Skype interview instead.
You will receive a notification if you are admitted or not at the end of June (at the latest). When admitted, you will have to confirm your position by paying an admission fee of 300 SEK. This sum will be transferred to your class fund and used for study trips.
ABOUT THE APPLICATION
For your application to be valid you must submit;
- Copy of your birth certificate
- Cover letter (explain why you are applying, who you are, previous experiences from acting)
- Copy of your latest grades (highest education)
- Job certificates (if any) from your latest workplaces (and what your position has been)
- References (not from a family member or close friend)
- Earlier experience
- Since you will be working as a pedagogue outside the school during year 2 you cannot have any previous criminal record.
Following the admission procedure a number of students will be asked to come to
our school for a practical admission audition (film and theater) and interviews. These auditions and interviews will be conducted in May and June. You don’t need to prepare anything in particular for these auditions.
During the admission tests we will look at:
- Level of ambition and motivation
- Development potential
- Performance during the practical auditions, body literacy, voice talent, ability to improvise, independence, originality, imagination, teamwork skills.
- Ability for social interaction
For Year 2 we consider:
- Efforts and results during the previous year
- Aptitude and ability for teaching
- Ability to obtain skills
- Ability for independent studies
- Passion and a will to complete given assignments after the best of your ability.
Molkom Folk High School’s six dormitories have a number of 64 rooms in total. All are single rooms, a small number of them with their own bathroom.
The rooms are furnished with a bed (including mattress), desk, chair, bookshelf, bedside lamp and clothes closet. We also have a few rooms where dogs and cats are allowed (after clearing this with our house prefect). In case of room shortage we will apply twin bedroom placing at the beginning of the semester.
Accomodation includes rent for your room 7 days a week and full board Monday-Thursday (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Fridays include breakfast and lunch.
Accomodation cost Single room 4475-4880 SEK/4 weeks Single room with bathroom 5080 SEK/4 weeks
The accomodation cost is billed monthly in advance. Since months vary in length, the monthly cost vary as well. When you receive your first bill you will also be presented with a preliminary billing plan for the rest of the semester.
During the Christmas holidays you only pay half the rent. During other breaks (one week or longer) there is no boarding cost. Termination of your accomodation agreement (before the school year has ended), is due 30 days in advance.
(All sums are adjusted during the Spring semester for the following year)
All students are insured through the school’s accidence insurance policy, boarding students are insured full-time as well as during internships (in Sweden). As a boarding student you need to have a personal home insurance covering your personal belongings. An additional all risk insurance is also required for students at the Film Program.
All dormitories are equipped with a stove, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, waterboiler/coffee brewer, television set and wireless internet. The kitchen is designed for basic cooking. Some dormitories are equipped with a laundry room. There is also a sauna in one of the dormitories.
Examen & Intyg
All tuition is free of charge at Swedish Folk High Schools. All students pay a mandatory service fee of 41 SEK per week. This fee covers coffee/tee during the morning recess, some meals (for instance Christmas dinner), student insurance and paper copies.
Students pay for their own literature as well as other material neded for school work.
Costs for study trips and various material (in the Film and Acting Program)
Acting year 1: 10.000 SEK
Acting year 2:10.000 SEK
Film year 1:12.000 SEK
Film year 2:12.000 SEK
The fee is divided into a monthly cost, from August until April.
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