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Course overview

Develop musical theatre skills with RADA’s faculty over an intensive and rigorous six days of singing, dance and acting.

RADA is renowned for the quality of its singing and dance teaching, with dedicated staff working at the core of the full-time training who have taught actor/singers such as Jamael Westman, Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo and Taron Egerton.

This course concludes with a presentation, to which you can invite friends and family. Tailored to each individual student, the course is suitable for enthusiastic amateur actors as well as professionals who wish to sharpen their skills.

Part of our Text & Craft series of courses.

Course details:

Student numbers for the course are kept deliberately small in order to give you the benefit of working one-to-one with our expert teachers and enabling us to tailor the course to the individual student. Detailed feedback will be a very important element of all the teaching.

Throughout the course you will be given guidance on technique, casting and on developing your personal audition repertoire.

The course is not a casual undertaking: total commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every student.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Those have some experience of performance
  • Performers who wish to explore integration of singing, dance and acting
  • Professionals wishing to polish their musical theatre skills

Entry requirements

  • 18+. Students below the age of 18 are not normally accepted. There is no upper age limit.
  • Entrance is by written application and submission of a recorded audition.
  • Students should have some experience of performance, and be prepared to present material in front of other students. Fluent, confident knowledge of the English language is essential.
  • Selection of students is by the Course Director, and we require applicants to submit a DVD or internet link of their work.
  • If, for any reason, the Course Director feels that you have not enough experience, you will not be accepted onto the course.

Further information

Student numbers for the course are kept deliberately small, in order to give you the benefit of working one-to-one with our expert teachers, and enabling us to tailor the course to the individual student. Detailed feedback will be a very important element of all the teaching.

Throughout the course you will be given guidance on technique, casting and on developing your personal audition repertoire.

The course is not a casual undertaking: total commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every student.

How to apply

Download an application form here.

Email your completed application to shortcourses@rada.ac.uk.

Frequently asked questions

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

Yes. A Certificate of Completion is available for this course, 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.

Can RADA help me to find accommodation?

Accommodation is not provided for this course.

What is the cancellation policy?

Once you are accepted onto the course - you will receive full details of our cancellation policy.

Once payment has been made, it is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, or accident for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.

What are the Rules and Regulations of the Academy?

By participating in the course you undertake to conform to the General Rules and Regulations of the Academy.

Students must understand, conform, and adhere to the Academy’s Health and Safety Procedures and Policies.

The Academy’s Principal or Course Director shall, at their absolute discretion, have the right to terminate the course in respect of any student whose presence or conduct is in contravention of the same.

Fees are non-returnable once a student has started a course.

If, for reason of epidemic or national crisis, the Academy is compelled to close during the course, no fees can be returned or compensation be made for any period of tuition that may have been lost through the Academy’s inability to carry out its work.

Friends or other persons who are not officially enrolled are not permitted to sit in on classes, rehearsals, or presentations.

All students are expected to wear the correct and appropriate clothing for each class.

Students are expected to maintain a professional standard of dress and hygiene at all times.

Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited in the classroom areas without permission from the Academy’s staff.

RADA does not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of sex, disability, ethnicity, or sexuality. We welcome applications from disabled people, and offer places solely on the basis of potential and suitability for the course. The school is housed in a recently-refurbished building which provides good access for wheelchair users.

Decisions made by the Academy regarding the selection of instructors, the allocation of students to study groups, the material for that study group, and any roles allocated are final and not open to negotiation.

It is important to note that the Academy does not accept responsibility for students beyond the scheduled teaching hours on the RADA premises.