Online Introduction to Actor Training

If you want to get a taste of a busy and creative drama school, then this course is for you.
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Minimum age

Academic requirements



Course length
Five days 

Is this course for me?

Thinking about becoming an actor and want to get a glimpse of the every day life and busy timetable at drama school? Then this is the ideal course for you. If you’re thinking of becoming an actor, writer, maker, or director, the course is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people during a week of intense and inspiring classes and workshops.

This course has been such an eye-opener. It taught me so much about acting but also about myself. The tutors are so professional and inspiring. This really has been everything I could have hoped for, maybe even more than that. 

Introduction to Drama School Student

Key information

You should have a level of English that is approximately IELTS 6.0. Although English language tests aren't mandatory, we recommend that if you are a non-native English speaker without a Level 6 IELTS, then you must have the equivalent English language experience. This will be assessed via telephone interview by the admissions team.

You can apply for this course through LAMDA directly. There is no application deadline for this course, but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited.

12 April - 16 April 2021

All about the course

Based on our one-year Performing Arts Foundation Diploma, this creative and practical online one-week course offers you a glimpse into our rigorous drama training at LAMDA. You’ll get introductory sessions around the craft of acting, voice and movement as well as self-creation and text analysis. In just one week you’ll experience what training at drama school could look like. Working in groups between 15 and 20 students, you’ll experience first-hand what it means to work as an ensemble with a shared goal as you experience bespoke performance-based classes and workshops.

This course is not validated by a higher education institution (HEI). It is one of our own range of non-accredited courses. Once you've completed the course you will receive a LAMDA short course certificate.

What will I be doing?

Each day will be different – much like drama school! You can expect to have sessions around the following subjects:

  • Acting
  • Building a character
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Contemporary text
  • Self-creation and artist development

The course culminates in an open rehearsal where you will share your work with your tutors and fellow students.

We're here to help

At LAMDA, we’re a family. We’ll make sure you get all the support you need to feel at home. Read on for more information about accommodation, visas, healthcare, housing, insurance and student support.

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