Introduction to Drama School

Two-week summer short course

All information on these pages is for applicants and students starting in Summer 2019.

Thinking about training as an actor? Wonder what acting students do when they’re at drama school? Then this is the course for you!

Our Introduction to Drama School short course is modelled on our one-year Foundation Diploma and will give you an insight into our rigorous drama training. Working in groups of between 15 and 20 students, you will experience our ethos of the ensemble, with a focus on performance-based training.

What classes will I take and what will I learn?

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

The course culminates in an informal sharing of work in the form of an open rehearsal, attended by tutors and fellow students.

This course is not validated by a higher education institution (HEI). It is one of our own range of non-accredited certificates. Students who complete this course will receive a LAMDA Short Course Certificate.

Meet our Short Courses Tutors

Applications for our 2020 courses will open this winter 2019.

Minimum Age: 16 years (Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications if you are under the minimum age on the first day of the course).  There is no upper age limit.

Entry Requirements

Entry is by application form with a short personal statement.
There is no application deadline for this course but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited.
Online application fee: £21
Fluent English speakers*

*Note: We require a level of English that is approx. IELTS 6.0. It is not mandatory for English language tests to have been taken prior to attending this short course however we recommend that for non-native English speakers that if you have not completed Level 6 IELTS then you must have the equivalent English language experience. This will be assessed where necessary via telephone interview by the Admissions team, please note their decision is final.

Dates and Fees 

We will be announcing our 2020 dates and fees soon.

Note: In the unlikely event that LAMDA is compelled to close due to a force majeure, no fees can be returned nor compensation made for any period of tuition that may have been lost through the Academy’s inability to carry on its work as a result of circumstances beyond its control.