Dreaming of treading the boards onstage or getting in front of the camera? Ready to write your own play or sit in the director’s chair? Or are you keen to give memorable speeches at future events? Whatever your goals and experience, our range of drama courses will boost your confidence and develop your skills. Our team of expert tutors are industry professionals with experience in enabling you, as an adult learner, to develop your skills towards employability in this diverse and growing industry.
Create your journey towards Acting success with courses ranging from beginner to advanced, and even our own theatre company where you can rehearse and perform a production in our Johnny Harris Studio Theatre. Our specialist courses will help you fine-tune skills in puppetry, physical theatre and even radio drama in our state-of-the-art radio station. And if you’re really committed to a career in the industry, our 1 and 2 year accredited courses will give you a recognised qualification to prepare you to succeed.
Behind the Scenes
If you’re more interested in what goes on backstage or behind the camera, our courses will develop your skills and style. Learn how to develop your own play from idea to script with our playwriting course, and take it from page to stage under the guidance of our directing tutors. Our radio drama courses guide you through the process of writing, producing and performing your own radio play at the Morley Radio station.
Confidence and Development
Drama and performance are fantastic ways to develop your confidence and help you in daily life, even if you aren’t dreaming of Oscar glory! Whether you’re preparing to give a speech at an important event, or want to feel more self-assured in meetings at work, our public speaking and confidence development courses will guide you to become your most confident self.
What our students say:
“excellent life-enhancing skills and experience.“
“I learned that public speaking shouldn't be a fear as long as we know how to send and receive our messages”
“What I love about the Acting: The Company course is it gives the opportunity to understand and participate in what a real company might be like.”
“A brilliant course.... so good I've done it three times.”
Drama Programme Manager Chloe Stephens speaks with BAFTA-nominated Actor, Writer and Producer Johnny Harris about his time as a student at Morley College.
The Johnny Harris Studio Theatre
Our studio theatre is a versatile black box space, providing the perfect setting for theatre and opera productions, as well as, day-to-day classes.