LAMDA embarks on exciting new chapter as it seeks designation as a Higher Education Institution

LAMDA embarks on exciting new chapter as it seeks designation as a Higher Education Institution

Since its inception in 1861, LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) has been recognised as a pioneer in its field and is now regarded as one of the world’s leading conservatoires, providing exceptional training to actors, directors and technicians alike.

Building upon this long history and pioneering reputation and in order to secure and maintain its independence, the Academy is looking to the future by seeking to become a Higher Education Institution in its own right, independent of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. This will result in the Academy becoming a stand-alone institution, directly responsible to HEFCE/Office of Students for its funding and students; and has been facilitated by recent changes in the higher education landscape and follows the opening of LAMDA’s new building earlier this year.

Currently LAMDA is an affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama and will continue to be so until such time it becomes a Higher Education Institution in its own right. LAMDA has been a member of the Conservatoire since 2004 and is proud to have contributed to many of its considerable achievements. A Higher Education Institution, the Conservatoire was judged by HEFCE/Office for Students in 2016 to be world leading in its fields of dance, drama, and circus arts and was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017.

Joanna Read, Principal of LAMDA said:
“Seeking recognition as an independent Higher Education Institution is the natural next step in LAMDA’s maturity, which will build on the quality and innovation of the Academy’s pedagogy and its longevity and success in training generations of actors and technicians ready and eager to grasp the opportunities of our changing industry. We are grateful for the support of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama over the past 13 years, and look forward to many years of fruitful and productive collaboration with our colleagues there and in the wider industry.”

Published on 25 October 2017.

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