Semester Programme Classical Acting (Autumn 2024)

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 9 September - Friday 13 December 2024.
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  • 15 credits (US)
  • or four modules at HE Level 5, totalling 60 credits (UK), awarded by LAMDA

Course length
One semester, Autumn 2024 (14 weeks)
Monday 9 September - Friday 13 December 2024

Course fees (for Autumn 2024)
Tuition fees are reviewed annually.

UK students: £4,850
International students: £11,735

Application fee 

Application deadline
Friday 2 August 2024 at 3pm [GMT]

Short courses may close earlier than the above deadline if we receive a high number of applications and all spaces are filled. We encourage applicants to apply early and consider any additional time required for Visa applications and travel.

Applications for Autumn 2024 are now closed. To join the waiting list, contact [email protected]

Learn more about Spring 2025

Application Process

Semester course admissions for Autumn 2024 are by personal statement and may be followed by a telephone interview. We do require acting experience and this must be detailed in your application.

Hear from a Semester Programme 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 Autumn 2024
UK students: £4,850
International students: £11,735

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

Terms & Conditions

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

An external student housing provider is available in West London for those booked on the Semester Programme as LAMDA does not have its own on-campus accommodation.

Rooms are on a first-come, first served basis and you must be over 18. Please contact [email protected] for further information once you have a confirmed place on the course.

The accommodation fees for this course are in addition to the tuition fees mentioned on this page.

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.