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Is Acting Being Featured Enough In Education?

Acting is a skill and role is which is increasingly being pursued across the UK. However , there are many questions being asked by those within the industry about whether or not the acting and arts industries are being supported enough as things stand. Lets look at whether or not acting is being featured enough in education throughout the UK.

Why Is Acting Important?

To fully appreciate acting , one of the best things to do is visit a local theatre or acting company. Acting is important as it can allow young and older people alike to develop a wide range of interchangeable skills and pursue a meaningful and valuable career for the future.

Another reason why acting is important is that it is very different from other professions. Its provides an outlet to convey ideas , drama , humour , comedy and everything in-between.

Historically acting has been popular with people from all backgrounds and increasingly incentives are being made available to allow people of all backgrounds to see and access acting where possible.

Acting In Education

Acting and drama within education is being delivered across the country in a limited capacity. This means that some schools are featuring it as an optional subject whilst many others are choosing not to.

For those schools that choose not to , this could mean on thousands of pupils losing out on valuable skills that could help them in many different ways. For example , many actors have shared their personal experience about working before acting and explaining how much acting has benefited their communication skills as well as confidence in general.

Therefore , it is well worth more schools considering acting and drama as part of their curriculum as this could help to build pupils skills whilst giving them a good and varied understanding of the arts in general.

What More Can Be Done To Promote Acting?

Overall there is a lot more that can be done in order to promote acting to a wider audience. One of the main things that can be done to promote acting is school visits.

School visits from actors can go a long way to encouraging young people to become involved in acting. This means that pupils can get an insight into what an acting career is like and what might be involved in the process overall.

There is a lot of different skills that can go into an acting career so it is a path well worth exploring where possible. Another key way in which acting can be actively promoted is through street performance campaigns. Street performers and actors are a great way through which public interest can be drawn towards the arts where possible.


Overall to conclude it is clear that acting and theatre is still very much an important practice that should continue to be popular with the younger and older generations alike. Therefore , it is very important that this option remains open and becomes more accessible via education in order to help progress the next generation of actors.

June 16, 2020     0 Comments   , ,