Acting in English

Three-week summer short course

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

Language forms a significant part of our identity.

  • Who am I when I speak another language?
  • How can I use language to portray emotion?
  • How can I use words to help me build a character?

Join us this summer to find answers to these questions while developing your language and acting skills.

Whether you are trained in another language or are looking to train as an actor, our Acting in English short course is for people who consider English as a second language. The course is designed to extend your communication skills and to build confidence in speaking English using dynamic and practical tools of drama training.

What classes will I take and what will I learn?

Language classes (including vocabulary, pronunciation and listening skills)

  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Improvisation
  • Acting for screen
  • Audition technique

Taught by the same tutors and industry professionals that teach our full-time acting courses, class work will inform rehearsals of short scenes from plays that will enable you to use your languages skills with greater fluency and efficiency. The course concludes with an ‘open rehearsal’ of these scenes, attended by tutors and fellow students.

This course is not validated by a higher education institution (HEI). It is one of LAMDA’s own range of non-accredited certificates, and students will receive a LAMDA Short Course Certificate upon completion.

In order to apply and to get the most from this course, all applicants should have good levels of English (approximately IELTS Level 6).

Meet our Short Courses Tutors

Applications for our 2020 courses will open soon

Minimum Age: 18 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.
This course is designed for those who consider English to be their second language and looking to train as an actor or already working as an actor in their own country/language.
There is no application deadline for this course but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited.
Online application fee: £21
Good level of English speaking is required*

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.