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Course overview

A professional acting workshop designed to flex your muscles and grow through collaborative scene study.

Each week you will collaborate with fellow actors to develop a more robust rehearsal technique and keep your performance practice feeling fresh. Classes utilise a framework of techniques practised by Stanislavski, Hagen and Meisner, through in-depth work on scenes from a range of texts. Each class culminates in sharing and workshopping the scenes you have prepared.

This is an in-person course, with intensive day-long sessions over 5 weeks at RADA.

What will I learn on this course?

  • Develop your rehearsal technique and professional practice
  • Collaborate with a community of actors around the world
  • Strengthen scene study skills.

Entry requirements

  • Selection by application. You must have either 3 professional acting credits; OR the equivalent of at least one year of acting training. Please see the application form for more information.
  • Participants must be over 18 and have fluent, confident use and knowledge of the English language.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Working actors wanting to ‘keep warm’ between jobs
  • Actors returning from a career break
  • Professional actors looking for a more intensive scene study class.

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Course information

What are the Terms and Conditions of my booking?

You can read the full Terms and Conditions here.

Will there be anything I need to prepare before the course starts?

You do not need to prepare anything before this course starts.

Is there any work to do outside of class time?

There will be some reading and personal practice between classes.

What’s included in the fee?

The fee covers the cost of your tuition for the times advertised above and any materials essential to the course (and not specified here as materials you need to provide yourself).

RADA cannot provide written references for Short Course participants.

What materials or equipment do I need?

You need to wear loose clothing that you can move in freely.

I have a disability or access requirement – can reasonable adjustments be made?

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

Are there any funding or payment plans available?

There are no RADA Scholarships available for Short Courses. We cannot offer payment plans, and full payment is required to secure your place on a course.

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

Yes. A Certificate of Completion is available for this course. Certificates are awarded to students who had no unexcused absences or lateness and operated within the obligations laid out in the Terms and Conditions.

Does the course count towards University credits?

There are no University Credits associated with this course.

What is the attendance policy?

Our attendance policy can be read within our Terms and Conditions. 100% attendance and punctuality are expected for all classes.

How do I register for an in-person course?

You will be providing most of the information we need when you fill in your application form or information form.

On the first day of your course, you will be asked to arrive at RADA up to 30 minutes before the start of your first session, and you need to bring a copy of your passport, and, if applicable, evidence of your right to join a short course in the UK.