Graduate Academy

The Bruiser Graduate Academy

What is The Bruiser Graduate Academy?

The Bruiser Graduate Academy is an intensive 12-day training course for young adults with a passion for the performing arts, who are serious about their career. You'll get heaps of individual attention from our expert directors, musical directors, and choreographers to really hone your skills.

You'll also get one-on-one monologue coaching from a professional director, and advice from agents and casting directors on landing your first gigs. We offer workshops / industry talks throughout the course such as completing your tax return, audition technique and how Equity can support you to give you as much background and knowledge to help launch your career. We’ll even help with your headshots and CV!

The Graduate Academy is aimed at actors aged 18+ who are preparing for Drama School, are attending further education, have graduated or are professional actors wanting to enhance their skills. The course will culminate in a showcase performance in front of a host of NI Theatre professionals - a fantastic chance to get spotted!

Applicants must audition to gain entry to this course, and it is on this basis of ability and experience that they are offered a place. 


The Bruiser Graduate Academy 29th July - 10th August 2024
  • Ages: 18+ years

  • Dates: 29th July - 10th August 2024

  • Location: The MAC, Belfast

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“The facilitator was very energetic and made the girls feel comfortable participating in activities over Zoom, which is a great achievement. The girls appeared to be more confident by the end of the session and took away some great ideas for devising their own performance. Overall it was a fantastic workshop, the girls thoroughly enjoyed it.” - Strathearn College
"The workshop, as ever, was excellent. We undoubtedly will be in touch again at some point in the future! The Year 14s did their assessment yesterday and were SUPERB! Your notes REALLY helped! They are so grateful and see the value/wisdom of the online workshop." - Sacred Heart
"Very enthusiastic and highly engaging!" - Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
"The kids had a ball and found it really useful." - Banbridge Academy
"The session really helped the students to understand the style of their performance, and I can see a huge development in their progress so far." - Sullivan Upper
"They enjoyed the change from normal remote learning." - Strathearn School
"I got some great ideas for moving forward back in the room which we started putting into practise today." - St. Malachy's Grammar School