Foundation Course in Acting
Applications for entry in September 2017 have now closed
APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS
The Audition Process
The audition is a two stage process:
- Preliminary audition
The Preliminary audition usually consists of two, but sometimes three, audition speeches. Each speech should last about 2 minutes, and certainly no longer than 3 minutes. The panel may stop you if your speech is longer than 3 minutes.
Piece A - Classical The 'classical' piece should be from Shakespeare or an Elizabethan/Jacobean playwright (Jonson, Marlowe, Webster, etc). It should be originally written in English - so do not choose a piece from a Greek tragedy or a Moliere comedy, for example.
Piece B - Modern The modern piece should provide a clear contrast to the classical piece and we would encourage you to choose a piece written after 1960. Do not use Chekhov or Shaw for this piece.
- All candidates must have an alternative classical piece prepared (same rules as Piece A), which they may or may not be called upon to perform.
- Preliminary auditions run continually between November and April. All auditionees are seen at preliminary auditions by two members of the audition panel.
- Recall audition: This is a workshop audition which may include group work
Students may apply for this course at the same time as applying for the BA in Acting, using the same form. There is NO additional charge for applying for both courses.
If applying for both the Foundation and the BA in Acting, applicants will only need to attend a single preliminary audition for which there are no additional requirements.
equality and diversity
We consider diversity to be enriching and a vital part of what makes us one of the world leaders in providing vocational training. We encourage the opportunity for self-development regardless of age, background, disability, gender, nationality, political persuasion, race, religious belief or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from disabled applicants and encourage them to disclose relevant information regarding any disability when completing their application form, to enable us to provide additional support during the interview process. There is more information for disabled applicants on the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.
RADA Admissions Policy
If you would like to know more about RADA’s Admissions Policy for higher education courses, please download and read our Admissions policy document.
Admissions Appeals and Complaints
For information about RADA’s Admissions Appeals and Complaints for higher education courses, please download and read our Admission Appeals and Complaints document.
Please click download the Admissions Appeals and Complaints Form. Please note that this process covers the following courses only:
BA (Hons) Acting
FdA Technical Theatre and Stage Management
BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management (completion)
PgD Theatre Costume
MA Theatre Lab
Foundation Course in Acting
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