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Course overview

For more information, including the timetable for this course, please visit the course page.

This course will offer a taste of what to expect from a conservatoire drama school and prepare students for further actor training through online and in-person blended learning. The accelerated nature of the course is designed to engage students who have studied drama previously but have not had opportunity to immerse themselves in practical, vocational training.

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Entry requirements

  • Selection by application and audition.
  • Applicants 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
  • Fluent, confident knowledge of the English language is essential.
  • Some acting experience is required.

Please note there are no RADA scholarships available for Short Courses.

It doesn’t matter where you physically are, everybody is totally committed to what they’re doing in that moment.
Alli, Acting short course student

Frequently asked questions

What will I learn on this course?

For more information on course structure, content and the timetable please visit the course page.

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.