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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will consider all applications received before 1 May 2019.
The standard UCAS deadline (15 Jan 2019) does not apply.
Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
16 September 2019
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:
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.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
*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.
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
The following entry points are available for this course:
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.
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
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.
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|LAMDA||No fee charged|
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.
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
For information on how to fund your course at LAMDA, please see our website: https://www.lamda.ac.uk/our-courses/fund-your-training