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Academic Board reports directly in to RADA council and overseas, establishes, monitors and reviews:

  • The operation of RADA’s artistic and academic policy and strategies, in particular for its higher education courses.
  • Learning and teaching within the Academy and ensure the academic quality of RADA courses, including short courses, as well as assessment procedures and policies.
  • RADA’s Admissions Policy
  • Quality of the student experience and maintain appropriate student support procedures.
  • RADA’s programmes are run in a way that is compliant with the validation agreement, any reports from the validating university and the agreed academic regulations.
  • Any major programmes changes at times required by the validating body or instigated by RADA with the permission of the validating body.
  • To instigate and give final approval to new courses to be submitted for validation and any to be awarded by RADA.
  • To receive and confirm the annual programme monitoring reports to be submitted to the validating body.
  • To consider RADA’s approach to research and developing research policy.
  • To advise on any matters as RADA’s Principal or Council may refer to the Academic Board.
  • To oversee RADA’s work in supporting widening participation.
  • To receive and ratify the results of RADA-awarded courses (for example, the Foundation Course in Acting)
  • To establish any committees to which the Academic Board may delegate its responsibilities and receive regular reports from these committees.

View the current Academic Board and Governors page here.

RADA Committees and Meetings

The chart below shows the committees and meetings that feed into Academic Board.

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Our current list of governors and advisors for RADA can be viewed here.