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Course summary

Get ready for an exhilarating and challenging journey to prepare you for life as an independent, creative professional actor. You’ll be encouraged to take an independent and imaginative approach to the craft, as you build a full range of relevant movement, voice, musical and acting skills. The skills you’ll learn will draw on the latest developments in the industry, enhanced by your teachers’ knowledge and experience and supported by the advanced performance technologies which we have in our cutting-edge facilities. The Ensemble is at the heart of how we’ll train you. Drama is a collaborative art form and we place great emphasis on the individual’s responsibility to the group and the group’s responsibility to the individual. This creates an atmosphere of mutual respect where creativity can flourish. You’ll gain confidence during your training, learning that an authentic and enthusiastic approach is the best preparation for a life in a dynamic profession. You’ll learn how to meet challenges head-on from the new knowledge and skills you’ll develop in your training.

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.


For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Drama Performance

How to apply

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants wishing to be auditioned in North America should apply direct to LAMDA via our website.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

LAMDA does not make conditional offers, or adjust entry requirements according to non-academic criteria.

Additional entry requirements


First round auditions will be done via a self-tape video. After we have received and processed your application, we will email you to tell you how to upload your video. You can choose any contemporary monologue piece for this video. More advice about that is available on our website at You will have 14 days from the date of submission to send LAMDA a link to your self-tape.


If you are successful at the first round, you may be invited to an in-person recall audition at LAMDA in London, which will include an interview. You may also be invited to a second audition via Zoom or Teams.

English language requirements

You should be a fluent English speaker. Non-native speakers do not need to provide an English language test report when they apply, as we assess this at the auditions. However, you’ll need to provide a valid IELTS test report with an overall score of seven if you’re offered a place. We can only accept IELTS for UKVI.

Assessment locations

In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.

Single specialism assessment

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Joint principal specialism assessment

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Additional information

Applications will remain open until 11 March 2024. Different fees apply if you are applying to be auditioned in person in North America. This is detailed on the course page on the LAMDA website: If you are invited to an in-person recall audition at LAMDA, there will be an additional charge of £36. Further details will be sent by email as applicable.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
EU £23005* Year 1
International £23005* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

You will require neutral black clothing for most classes and rehearsals, eg loose t-shirts and jogging bottoms. You will also need a yoga mat.
Professional Acting at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) - UCAS