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Course overview

This course balances an academic with a practical approach by mixing scene analysis with acting classes in clown, storytelling and movement.

Learn how dramatic structure has developed down the ages, explore how to ‘break down’ scenes into fragments of action, and explore techniques for analysing the characters.

Perfect for budding playwrights, directors, actors, or drama students, and anyone who wants to discover more about what makes a script tick.

Entry requirements

16+. There is no upper age limit.

Entrance is by written application.

The course is active and participatory, and appropriate for any level of experience and ability.

Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential. If, for any reason, the Course Director feels that you have not enough experience, your application will be unsuccessful.

How to apply

2021 dates are to be confirmed.

Although there is no application deadline, places are limited and therefore early booking is recommended. All applications are considered in order of receipt.

If your application is received after the course is full, you will be put on the waiting list. Applicants will be informed by post at the address given on the application form whether or not they have been accepted.

Frequently asked questions and terms and conditions

    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, for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.

    Rules and regulations of the Academy

    By participating in the course you undertake to conform to the general rules and regulations of the Academy.

    All students must undertake to adhere to the General Rules and Regulations of the Academy. The Academy’s Director 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.

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

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

    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.

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

    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 applicants from disabled people and offer places solely on the basis of potential and suitability for the course. The school is mainly housed in a newly-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 strongly recommended that students insure themselves to cover any medical or transport costs and loss of fees in the event of illness or accident for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.

    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 on its work.

    It is important to note that the Academy does not accept responsibility for students beyond the scheduled teaching hours on the RADA premises. These are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Parents are therefore advised to ensure that adequate supervision of activities undertaken in the evening and at weekends is provided, as appropriate, during the duration of the course.