A BRICTT introduction

We would like to congratulate you on finding yourself at this point in your life, making the decision to invest in high-end performing arts training at the Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training (BRICTT), with the vision of working as a professional.

In our experience, we believe there are four crucial skills required to become a respected working professional – We will endeavour to ensure you maximise these areas and gain all the insider knowledge you need to succeed:

Talent: We believe you have to have the ‘spark’. You have to be able to connect with your audience as a performer. Talent appears in many different ways. You don’t have to be the best performer in the room, but we have got to want to watch you. We’ve got to find you interesting. This is the foundation of the performer.

Training: Talent has to be nurtured by professionals working in the industry today, in order to gain real-time experience to hone your natural talent. You’ll be working with some of the best instructors in the country, learning cutting-edge techniques and skills that we know will get you hired.

Work ethic: You need to be a person that people want to work with and employ. This industry has a very tight network. Successful performers have the ability to read a room, know how to handle themselves, how to be respectful, how to work hard with no complaints and, most importantly, have no ego. Stories, both good and bad, travel quickly and your reputation is built upon how hard you work to perfect your art and how professional you are to work with.

Life skills: The actor’s secret weapon is a strong mind, self-respect and quiet self-confidence. Everyone has a job to do. You’re a cog in that wheel and are as important as everybody else in the industry. Understanding yourself and respecting yourself as your own business is paramount to your future accomplishments.

These attributes are crucial to your success and this is the rock upon which BRICTT is built. We looking forward to meeting you and helping you break into the industry with a full box of tools on-hand for you to earn a living and enjoy a long and happy career.