Introduction to Actor Training

Thinking about training as an actor? Wonder what acting students do when they’re at drama school? Then this is the course for you!
A young man and young woman discuss a script


Minimum Age
16 (under 18s will need to submit a parental consent form) 

Academic Requirements

LAMDA, Baron's Court


Course length
Two weeks 

Is this the course for me?

Thinking about becoming an actor and want to get a glimpse of the everyday 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 two weeks of intense and inspiring classes and workshops delivered in-person at our drama school. 

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. 

19 July – 30 July 2021 

All about the course

Our Introduction to Actor Training short course is modelled on our one-year Foundation Diploma and will give you an insight into our rigorous drama training. You will experience our ethos of the ensemble, with a focus on performance-based training. 

The course runs from Monday to Friday for two weeks and is taught by the same tutors and industry professionals who lead our full-time training, supported by visiting artists and recent LAMDA graduates. It culminates in an informal sharing of work in the form of an open rehearsal, attended by tutors and fellow students. 

What will I be doing? 

  • Acting 
  • Voice 
  • Movement 
  • Dance 
  • Improvisation 
  • Shakespeare 

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. 

Teaching takes place at LAMDA in Barons Court, west London, although due to the current Covid 19 pandemic, some of the course may be altered to accommodate local restrictions, social distancing measures, or a transition to blended learning (a mix of online and onsite delivery) or entirely online learning. Any changes would be communicated to you in advance.

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