gap year acting and film

Gap Year@

The Château

Join our creative community of artists at Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France.

Berridge Programs offers gap year and summer high school experiences in the arts in the US, England, Ireland and France.  We create nurturing communities in inspiring settings that empower young artists with an expanded sense of self, passion for their art, a wider perspective on the world and the confidence to navigate the challenges of college, career and life.

film program ireland

Spring 2021 Gap Year

FILM PROGRAM IN IRELAND

Learn the craft of filmmaking while travelling through Ireland's beautiful West Country. 

summer acting program

Summer@ The Château

Study Acting or Filmmaking this summer at Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France.

Andrea Mardon
Duane Daniels

Faculty @

Berridge

Our faculty bring with them decades of experience in television, film and stage. Passion for creating is at the heart of everything we do and our commitment to helping you succeed in your artistic life creates a supportive community like no other.

faculty
gap year acting

Autumn 2021

Gap Year

CLASSICAL ACTING PROGRAM

A rigorous actor training program exploring how classical theatre translates across the centuries and into modern performance.  

gap year writing program

Winter 2022

Gap Year

WRITERS RETREAT

Live in a community of writers, attend classes, complete personal writing projects and travel to Paris for our Literary Paris Week.

summer high school theatre

GENERATE/2021

A multi-disciplinary program for visual and performing artists to create and premiere original work.

THEATRE

FILM

DANCE

STUDIO ART

PHOTOGRAPHY

MUSIC

WRITING

Westmont College

Santa Barbara, California

Follow your passion

Explore below to discover programs that match your interests. 

ACTING


All of our Gap Year and Summer Programs offer Acting majors. Study Classical Acting at our Autumn Gap Year in England and France or enjoy a wide range of classes and workshops on our Summer Acting Program in France. Create original work at Generate/2021 in California or write your own work for performance at our Winter Gap Writers Retreat.




FILM


Learn the art of visual storytelling on our Film Programs: Spring Gap In Ireland - 6 week Film Program (Independant, Documentary, and/or Commercial) Summer Gap in France - 6 week Film Program (Independant Filmmaking) Winter Writers Reatreat in France - 6 Week Writing Program with Filmmaking option (Independant, Documentary, Feature and/or Commercial)




SHAKESPEARE


Study Shakespeare on our Summer Acting Program in France for Gap or High School students. Do a 6-week Classical Acting Program with a focus in Shakespeare in England which extends to France for another 6-week program focusing on Shakespeare in Performance.




SCREENWRITING


Learn the craft of screenwriting and have your script shot on our Film Programs in England, Film Program in France or at Generate/2021 in California. Get your screenplay completed and learn about filmmaking on our Winter Writers Reatreat in France.




COLLEGE PREP


Prepare for college admissions on any of our Gap Year Programs in France or England and our Summer Acting and Film Programs in France. Boost your audition repretoire and technique, build your portfolio, get help with your college essay and connect with alumni from top colleges around the world.





FRENCH


Optional French language learning is available on all of our Gap Year Programs in France. Attend French classes three times per week and enjoy immersion experiences at local markets, towns and on daylong excursions. Hang out in the "French only" lounge and converse with native French speakers.




ORIGINAL WORK


Create original theatre and dance performances, art pieces, music compositions, films, stories and photographs at Generate/2021 in California, our program dedicated entirely to original work. Attend classes and complete personal writing projects on our Winter Writers Retreat which has three concentrations: Writing for Performance, Creative Writing and Journalism.




MUSICAL THEATRE


Study Musical Theatre on our Summer Acting Program for both Gap Year and High School students. Master group numbers, perform solo pieces and have optional voice lessons.




DANCE, MUSIC, FINE ART, PHOTOGRAPHY


Join our Generate/2021 Festival in California and make original work in any artistic discipline to be premiered at our 2-Day Generate Festival.




STUDY ABROAD


Experience life in London England, discover Cork, Ireland or live in an 18th century chateau in Normandy, France on our connecting Gap Year Programs in England and France. Spend 12 weeks abroad seeing the best that both countries have to offer while you study Theatre, Film or Writing and optional French language.





ACTING


All of our Gap Year and Summer Programs offer Acting majors. Study Classical Acting at our Autumn Gap Year in England and France or enjoy a wide range of classes and workshops on our Summer Acting Program in France. Create original work at Generate/2021 in California or write your own work for performance at our Winter Gap Writers Retreat.




FILM


Learn the art of visual storytelling on our Film Programs: Spring Gap In Ireland - 6 week Film Program (Independant, Documentary, and/or Commercial) Summer Gap in France - 6 week Film Program (Independant Filmmaking) Winter Writers Reatreat in France - 6 Week Writing Program with Filmmaking option (Independant, Documentary, Feature and/or Commercial)




SHAKESPEARE


Study Shakespeare on our Summer Acting Program in France for Gap or High School students. Do a 6-week Classical Acting Program with a focus in Shakespeare in England which extends to France for another 6-week program focusing on Shakespeare in Performance.




SCREENWRITING


Learn the craft of screenwriting and have your script shot on our Film Programs in England, Film Program in France or at Generate/2021 in California. Get your screenplay completed and learn about filmmaking on our Winter Writers Reatreat in France.




COLLEGE PREP


Prepare for college admissions on any of our Gap Year Programs in France or England and our Summer Acting and Film Programs in France. Boost your audition repretoire and technique, build your portfolio, get help with your college essay and connect with alumni from top colleges around the world.