Semester Programme Classical Acting – Autumn 2023

If you’re looking to develop your practical skills with advanced training, this intensive 14-week study abroad programme is for you. The course runs from Monday 11 September 2023 - Friday 15 December 2023

Update: Monday 31 July 2023

We have reached capacity for our Autumn Semester course and we are now running a waiting list. You can still submit an application below in order to be considered for the waiting list, but we cannot guarantee space on this course. Applications for our Spring Semester course are now open.


Minimum age

Academic requirements
None, but previous acting experience is needed

Course Fee
UK £4,625
International: £11,176

Application Fee

15 credits [United States]
Four modules at HE Level 5, totalling 60 credits​​​​

Course date & length
We are running this course from Autumn 2023 for one semester.

Monday 11 September 2023 - Friday 15 December 2023

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Application Deadline

Friday 1 September 2023 at 5pm [GMT]

Our short courses may close earlier than the above deadline, if the course receives a high number of applications and all spaces have been filled. We encourage applicants to apply early and consider any additional time required for Visa applications and travel.

Application Process

Semester course admissions are by personal statement. There isn't an audition for these courses. However, we do require acting experience and this must be detailed in your application.

Q&A with a semester student

Is this course for me?

Immerse yourself in classical texts and get specialist teaching from brilliant industry professionals on our Semester course.

The course provides an intensive burst of training and takes place each autumn and spring. The course is designed to deepen your engagement with classical texts and develop your repertoire of practical skills, so you can achieve your potential as an actor.

You’ll learn the essential core techniques through classes which cover topics such as acting, voice, movement, physical theatre and singing.

Key information

This course is designed with international students in mind and typically suits those from North America as a study abroad programme. However, a small number of places are available for those from the UK. Apply online to avoid disappointment or you can email us on [email protected] to check availability.

You will need some experience of acting, so you will need to detail that on your application.

We also require a level of English that is approximately IELTS 6.5. It’s not mandatory for English language tests to have been taken prior to attending this short course. However, we recommend that non-native English speakers who have not completed Level 6.5 IELTS must have the equivalent English language experience.

You can apply through us directly or, for international students, through the Study Abroad Office of your home university or college. We’re also happy to accept applications from individuals who are not currently studying at a university or college.

Course fees for 2023/24
UK: £4,625
International: £11,176

Application fees
There is a £21 application fee.

There is no UK government funding available for this course. If you're thinking of applying, you will need to be self-financing.

If you're from outside of the UK or EU, you should speak to your home university for information on study abroad programmes.

Our semester programmes are not eligible for the US Federal Direct Loan Program. Find out more information regarding funding for International Students.

Terms & Conditions

Please see below for information about out cancellation / refund policy.

All about the course

The Autumn semester course is structured around scene study workshops on Jacobean tragedy and Shakespeare’s late plays and comedies.

The course will be taught in-person at LAMDA and you will be welcomed into LAMDA life and have opportunities to fully immerse yourself in our bustling community.

There will be the opportunity to take part in social and enriching activities in London alongside exclusive masterclasses with leading industry professionals and LAMDA alumni.