Acting in English

Acting in English

Three-week short course

This unique Acting in English course is designed for those who consider English as a second language and are wishing to train as an actor or already working in the industry in their own country/language, seeking to improve the way they present themselves and communicate through the English language while experimenting through dynamic practical drama training.

During your time at LAMDA, you will take classes in Acting (Stage & Screen), Language, Voice and Movement.

Language work will focus on speaking and listening skill as well as developing vocabulary and pronunciation. This work is further developed in project rehearsals where students work on short scenes that will enable them to use English more effectively. The course leads to an ‘open rehearsal’ of the scenes which have been prepared over the three weeks.

Classes are taught by LAMDA staff in a group of no more than 16 students.

Watching a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s South Bank is also included.

The course aims to build up students' confidence and ability of acting in English.

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. This course runs from 23 July 2018 - 10 August 2018.

The minimum entry age for this course is 18.

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 are open now.

Dates and Fees for 2018

23 July – 10 August 2018

Tuition fee: £1519

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.