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Aesthetics with Specialisation Drama (Estetiska Programmet Teater)

Why us?

  • Study theatre in English - prepares you to work in Sweden and all around the world
  • Perform in several big productions
  • We prepare you for auditions and further studies

Are you interested in acting and theatre? Do you want to study drama in English? The drama program at IEGS mainly focuses on acting for the stage, learning to express yourself through body and voice. You will often meet an audience and perform in three major performances. Furthermore, we work with devising theatre, improvisational theatre, forum theatre, dialogues, and scripts. You will take a course in directing and you will learn more about acting in front of a camera, set design, costume, makeup, sound and light. We work with monologues and help you in the process of auditions and applying to further studies within drama, and you will create an actor’s CV.

During your last year, you will get to create your own individual project throughout the course of a whole year, where you will become an expert on the area of your choice. Prior students have done stand up comedy, stage combat, written and performed their own plays, and created their own films. We regularly work with people from the industry, for example stage fighting instructors, choreographers, Unga Klara, New York film Academy, and casting directors.

We are located on Södermalm at the old “Teaterhögskolan”. We have a large aula developed with the aim of staging large performances, and a black box, our acting studio. We visit the theatre regularly as a part of our curriculum.

This program not only equips you with acting skills, but with a range of life skills needed for higher education. You will build confidence, creativity and learn to work collaboratively. We have prior students who have pursued careers in the performing arts and dance, and others have moved on to study within other fields around the world, as the program provides you with the qualifications needed to apply to university. You can continue to study a range of dfferent fields such as teaching, politics, psychology to name a few.

Application Procedure

  • Apply as normal through Gymnasieantagningen
  • You will receive an invitation with further details after having applied to our school
  • Attend a drama audition at IEGS, where you perform a rehearsed monologue and take part in a workshop with other applicants

Audition for Drama at IEGS

When you have applied to the drama program at IEGS, you will automatically receive an invitation to our auditions. This invitation will consist of information about the date and also a collection of monologues for you to choose between. You may however also choose to prepare a text of your own choice. The audition day will start with a workshop with several applicants to the drama program. During this workshop you will test different kinds of drama exercises, giving you the chance to feel what a lesson at IEGS can be like, and it gives us a chance to see you taking part in group work. After a served lunch with current drama students, the applicants will take turns in showing their chosen monologue to the two drama teachers and one third year drama student. English will be the spoken language throughout the day. However, if you would rather prepare a monologue in Swedish, that would be OK.


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