ACTING ACADEMY COORDINATOR
B.A., MT, ASDA
Introducing our new Acting Academy Co-ordinator, Ms Holly Judd. Holly Judd is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts from The University of Queensland, holds an Associate Diploma of Speech and Drama with the Australian Music Examinations Board and is currently studying towards her Master of Teaching. With her professional arts and entertainment industry experience ranging from teaching, to school management and artistic consultancy, Holly most recently held the position of Talent Director at JRP NYC in Manhattan, New York. Holly has discovered and nurtured the careers of many talented individuals, in Australia and abroad, who have gone on to perform in various stage and screen productions, including “The Lion King - The Musical” and “Into The Hoods” in London’s West End, “Good Morning America”, Britain’s “Are You Smarter Than A Ten Year Old”, American college drama “Greek”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, and Australian film and television programs including “H20 Just Add Water”, “SLiDE”, Terra Nova”, “Secret of Mako Island”, and “The Voice Kids” along with numerous international commercial and print campaigns. Holly’s extensive experience in the field of performing arts has seen her work in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America in film, television and music video productions as well as magazine print advertorials. She has also hosted live-to-web interviews with teen Disney and Nickelodeon personalities Ariana Grande (“Victorious”), Caroline Sunshine (“Shake It Up”), Matthew Underwood (“Zoey 101”) and Tucker Albrizzi (“Good Luck Charlie”, “Big Time Rush”). Holly has also held the role of Sydney Manager for Williams Talent, a boutique agency representing actor Lincoln Lewis (“Home and Away”, “Tomorrow When the War Began”, “Bait 3D”, “After Earth”) and presenters Candice Dixon (“Saturday Disney”) and Dayen Zheng (“Hi-5”). Her vast network of international industry specialists include entertainment professionals from all over the world, including top UK and US based agents and casting directors as well as model and talent scouts from as far afield as South Africa and Brazil.
SPEECH & DRAMA TUTORS Ms Holly Judd Mrs Jan Boniwell
HILLCREST CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ACTING ACADEMY 2017 Hillcrest is embarking on a dramatic new journey in the Arts in 2017. The Hillcrest Acting Academy will provide experiences in Drama which are concurrent with the industry; resulting in real performance situations, on the stage, and in front of the camera. We have employed one of the industry’s best teachers to run this program in 2017, Ms Holly Judd. Through this program students are taught skills in Acting for the Stage and Screen as well as Speech and Drama, and are better equipped to use their bodies (their ‘instrument’) to communicate confidently and truthfully. These classes can be used as preparation for: festivals, eisteddfods and AMEB examinations; auditions for College productions and musicals; auditions for television and film; drama as a subject in the Senior Learning Community, auditions for university entry for courses in Drama, Acting and Fine Arts.
ACTING ACADEMY (P-12) We anticipate running a minimum of six classes in the Acting Academy, however if enrolments increase we will provide more services. JUNIOR LEARNING COMMUNITY Class 1 (Prep - Year 2) – Tuesdays 3.00-4.00pm, venue to be advised Class 2 (Years 3-4) – Thursdays 3.00-4.00pm, Theatre Class 3 (Years 5-6) – Wednesday 3.00-4.00pm, venue to be advised SENIOR LEARNING COMMUNITY Class 4 (Years 7-8) – Wednesday 4.00-5.30pm, venue to be advised Class 5 (Years 9-10) – Thursday 4.00-5.30pm, SLC Drama studio Class 6 (Years 11-12) – Tuesday 4.00-5.30pm, SLC Drama studio Class sizes: Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 students. GENERAL FOCUS FOR ALL SIX CLASSES Using their bodies as instruments, students are taught how to: • Engage their imaginations as performers. • Develop authentic, convincing characters who remain connected to their audience, through their use of body and voice, both individually and as an ensemble. FOCUS FOR JLC CLASSES 1, 2 AND 3 Each term includes skills, application and production: Skills: Improvisation; acting; script work; mime Application: Acting for the stage; acting for the camera; dramatised prose or verse; script work; devising a mime Production: End of term presentations FOCUS FOR SLC CLASSES: 4, 5 AND 6 Each term includes skills, application and production: Skills: Improvisation; acting; script interpretation and directing; script writing and devising; auditions Application: Acting for the stage; acting for the camera; working from page to stage: acting and directing; writing or devising an original work; preparation for internal or external auditions. Production: End of term presentations; 1-act plays for Gold Coast Secondary Schools Drama Festival, and Hillcrest Christian College Act 1 (see dates below) Gold Coast Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival Held at various schools and colleges across the Gold Coast. Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm, over three weeks in 2017: August 3, 4, 5 – Juniors (Yrs 7 and 8) (Hillcrest hosting) August 10, 11, 12 – Seniors (Yrs 11 and 12) August 17, 18, 19 – Intermediates (Yrs 9 and 10) Hillcrest Christian College Act 1 Plays (Presentation of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior one-act play) Held at the Hillcrest Christian College Theatre Wednesday 9 August 2017 COSTS Costs for all classes is $10 per session with eight sessions per term, payable a term in advance ($80)
SPEECH AND DRAMA (YEARS P – 12) Classes can be individual or small group lessons, available for all year levels. The program is designed to build confidence and to suit the student’s specific needs, talent and interest. All Junior Learning Community Speech and Drama students are encouraged to participate in the Somerset Festival for Young Performers in individual, pairs or small group sections. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts and the Gold Coast Eisteddfod. Students who complete AMEB examinations in Voice and Communication or Drama and Performance in Fifth Grade or above while in Years 11 or 12, are able to have their results on their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). COSTS Private - $34.50 per 30 minute lesson – 8 lessons per term - $276 per term Paired - $20 per 30 minute lesson – 8 lessons per term - $160 Group (3-4 students) - $12 per 30 minute session – 8 lessons per term - $96
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Students must comply with all College values and policies at all times. Parents will be advised if there are any concerns, either by the Tutor or the Administrator.
Please make contact with the respective administrator via email to give notification of a student’s absence. Please note there are no make-up lessons for lessons missed.