FdA Production and Technical Arts: Stage & Screen LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)


Awarded by: University of Kent

This is a sector-leading, practical two-year course designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to develop successful and long-lasting careers in theatre, film, television and beyond.
Graduates of our comprehensive technical training are among the best in the industry: capable, creative and highly employable.

Year One
In their first year, students are given a thorough grounding in four core disciplines – stage management, scenic construction, lighting and sound – and given an introduction to the elements involved in stage, screen and audio production through classes in stage management, production management, prop making, lighting (including design), rigging, sound, design, scenic construction, health and safety, first aid, fire safety and AutoCAD. Students are also introduced to related work within television and radio, including the roles of First AD, Second AD and Location Manager. Practical experience is gained through work on LAMDA’s public productions in the second and third terms.
Year Two
In their second year, students undertake senior production roles on LAMDA shows staged for key industry figures and members of the public in our three performance spaces. Some of these productions may tour to venues across the UK and overseas. Senior roles are also available on LAMDA Films and radio projects, which are shot, recorded and edited by industry professionals.
Professional Preparation
Throughout the course, students are prepared for a career in the industry. Two work placements offer students professional experience in an area of their choice. LAMDA is currently the only UK drama school to offer two placements as standard. There are many other opportunities to network with current industry practitioners, and topics covered in class ensure students are prepared both for interviews with employers and for self-employment.
Further study
Graduates who do not wish to go straight into the industry may wish to complete a 3rd year and study for the BA Production and Technical Arts (Top-Up) qualification, in a specialism of their choosing.
Application Deadline
We will consider all applications received before 1 May 2019.
The standard UCAS deadline (15 Jan 2019) does not apply.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode


  • Location


  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

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 Production

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

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

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code PTAS
Institution code L04
Campus name LAMDA
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

LAMDA sponsors Tier 4 visa applications for this course. Applicants should be fluent English speakers. Non-native speakers do not need to provide an English language test report when they apply as we assess English at the auditions and interviews, however will need to provide a valid IELTS test report with an overall score of seven if offered a place.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Additional entry requirements


Audition locations

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

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

Single specialism audition

Location On-time Fee Late Fee
LAMDA £54 £54

Joint principal specialism audition

Location On-time Fee Late Fee
LAMDA No fee charged

Additional information

All interviews take place in London and there is no second interview or recall for this course. You should be prepared to discuss your reasons for wanting to take this course and bring a portfolio showing examples of your work.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,669 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

For information on how to fund your course at LAMDA, please see our website: https://www.lamda.ac.uk/our-courses/fund-your-training