Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

Course Introduction

This course is ideal for international actors who wish to develop their craft through an in'depth exploration of the classical canon; prioritising ensemble work, the course builds upon actors' prior experience and encourages growth through conservatoire training in classical drama; based on a contemporary investigation of Shakespeare's plays, the course also explores works from the Jacobean, Spanish Golden Age, Restoration and French Classical theatre periods; it culminates in a public production in London and showcases in New York and Los Angeles to ease actors' re'entry into the industry.

Course Modules

The course is delivered through a combination of classwork, scene study and workshop performances, which are closed to the public. Classes, including acting, voice, movement, textual analysis and contextual studies, stage combat and historical dance, strengthen students' existing skills and prepare them for the rehearsal process. Scene study focuses on integrating technical skills with the exploration of language and action.

Course Additional Entry

This course is for international students with a BA or BFA degree or equivalent; applicants without this qualification must demonstrate a comparable level of knowledge and experience gained in a professional company or vocational drama school; admission is by audition and interview; applicants must be fluent English speakers. The minimum entry age is 18 but, due to the experience necessary for this course, most incoming students are 21 and over. There is no upper age limit.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £19,900  Academic year. First year home fees