Practical acting skills for aspiring performers

Acting exams for learners who want to focus on vocal, physical and characterisation skills in dramatic performance.

Solo, pairs or groups can perform a range of play extracts from a variety of periods and styles, and engage with devised forms of theatre. The format of the exams allows them to choose from a wide range of options, focusing on the literary and dramatic forms that complement their studies or that they want to explore further.

  • Develop the range of physical, characterisation skills that actors use to create successful performances
  • Practical tasks including performing extracts from plays, improvisation, answering questions in character, reworking material, sight reading and discussing your work with the examiner
  • Available from Initial to Grade 8 for solo, pair and group exams
  • Syllabus changes from the 2010 version.
“The skills you develop as you prepare for a Trinity Acting exam really bring your communication to life. That’s going to be valuable, whichever industry you’re working in, whatever occupation you decide to follow.”

Iain Reekie, Trinity Examiner

Current Drama specifications

For the current, Communication Skills, Musical Theatre and Performance Arts and Speech and Drama graded and certificate exam specifications, please click on the button below. Please note that there will be an overlap between the current Acting (2017) syllabus specifications, and the new 2020 edition through to 31 May 2021, after which only the new specifications can be used.

Current Drama specifications

Valid from 1 September 2020

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