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Introduction to Drama School
Two-week short course
If you are thinking about applying to drama school, or if you have ever wondered what it's like to train as an actor, this course will help to answer your questions. Experience an introduction to life at drama school with LAMDA!
Closely mirroring the work that takes place on LAMDA’s Foundation Diploma, students on this short course undertake training in acting, voice, movement, dance, improvisation and Shakespeare.
Working in small groups, with approximately 16 students per class, this course is led by the same tutors and industry professionals who lead our full-time training, supported by visiting artists and recent LAMDA graduates.
Acting is taught within project rehearsals and the overall emphasis of the course is on performance-based work. At the end of the two-weeks students share their work with each other at an open rehearsal attended by LAMDA tutors and students.
This course is not validated by a higher education institution (HEI). It is one of LAMDA’s own range of non-accredited certificates. Students who complete this course will receive a LAMDA Short Course Certificate.
Entry is by application form with a short personal statement.
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.
Applications will open soon.
There is no application deadline for this course but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited.
Online application fee: £21
Dates and Fees for 2019
All dates and details for 2019 will be announced 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.
There is no UK government funding available for this course. Students must be self-financing. Find out more information on making independent applications for funding.
LAMDA does not have its own student accommodation. Housing is available upon request, and for an additional cost, to short course students aged 18 and over. It is assigned on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed. Find out more information on Housing.
Visas and Immigration
If you are not from an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, you will need to obtain a Student Visitor Visa prior to entry to the UK if you are a visa national or upon entry to the UK if you are a non-visa national. It is each student’s responsibility to have the right documentation for study when they arrive at LAMDA.
Please note that you cannot enter the UK on a Visitor’s Visa if your intention is to study on this course. If you do not have a valid visa, you will not be allowed to study at LAMDA.
Please note that you need to bring your passport on the first day of your course.
Visit the UKCISA website for more information.
Course runs Monday to Friday (unless the course dates include a Bank Holiday), 35 hours per week. It is taught by the same tutors and industry professionals who lead our full-time training, supported by visiting artists and recent LAMDA graduates.
LAMDA reserves the right to alter the advertised courses and course content.
LAMDA's terms and conditions and our admissions policy are all set out on our Policies & Procedures page.