Introduction to Drama School

If you want to get a taste of a busy and creative drama school, then this course is for you.
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Minimum age

Academic requirements

£1,091 / £991 Early Bird saver)

Course length
Two weeks

Applications open
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Course Dates
20-31 July 2020

Is this course for me?

Thinking about training as an actor? If you’re considering applying to drama school but not sure what to expect and would like to explore the world of professional drama training in London, then this is the course for you.

It was eye opening, challenging; definitely the most enjoyable two weeks. I learnt more in those 10 days then I could have possibly imagined.

Introduction to Drama School Student

Key information

You should have a level of English that is approximately IELTS 6.0. Although English language tests aren't mandatory, we recommend that if you are a non-native English speaker without a Level 6 IELTS, then you must have the equivalent English language experience. This will be assessed via telephone interview by the Admissions team.

You can apply for this course through LAMDA directly. There is no application deadline for this course, but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited.

20-31 July 2020

  • £1,091
  • £991 (Early Bird saver. Limited availability, fees to be paid in full before 22 April 2020)

If you are offered a place on this course you will need to pay a deposit of £100 within five days of the date of your offer email to secure your place. You will then need to pay the remainder of the course fee within 21 days at the latest.

Please see below for information about out cancellation / refund policy.

All about the course

Based on our one-year Foundation Diploma, this creative and practical two week course offers you an insight into our rigorous drama training. Working in groups of between 15 and 20 students, you’ll experience our ethos of the ensemble, with a focus on performance-based training.

This course is not validated by a higher education institution (HEI). It is one of our own range of non-accredited courses. Once you've completed the course you will receive a LAMDA short course certificate.

What will I be doing?

Each day will be different, but you can expect the teaching to take shape in any of the following formats:

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

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

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At LAMDA, we’re a family. We’ll make sure you get all the support you need to feel at home. Read on for more information about accommodation, visas, healthcare, housing, insurance and student support.

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