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Course overview

Learn how to master an accent over five evenings, exploring:

  • The muscles that shape speech,
  • The oral posture (shape) of an accent,
  • The key pronunciation and rhythm changes of an accent.

This course is intended to provide tools for actors to transfer to any accent, but throughout the week we will apply them to the following:

  • Key features of a General American accent
  • Key features of a Southern Standard English accent
  • Key features of a French accent
  • Key features of a Northern English (Yorkshire) accent.

Participants will receive individual feedback.

Focus your skills with our Accents for Actors: General American course.

Entry requirements

  • Fluent, confident knowledge of the English language is essential.
  • No audition
  • Participants have to be 18+. There is no upper age limit on this course.
  • We are able to make reasonable adjustments to our training where possible. Many of our courses are highly practical. Most involve movement and some may include work on the floor. You may also be asked to read from various texts. If you have access requirements and/or require more information on access and facilities in our RADA buildings, please email

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Who is this course suitable for?

  • Actors wishing to understand the process of accent acquisition.
  • Actors wanting to benefit from the transferrable skills that can be applied.
  • Actors wishing to develop their accent for auditions.

Feedback from previous students

"I’ve done a few accent courses but they all seemed basic compared to [this] RADA short course. Online was really effective as international students brought an added dimension.”
Previous student

Frequently asked questions

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

No. A Certificate of Completion is not available for this course. At the discretion of RADA Short Courses, a letter or email may be available, providing attendance has been fulfilled, and the student has adhered to Rules and Regulations of the Academy (see below).

Does the course count towards university credits?

There are no University Credits associated with this course.