Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


Fill out the online application Form.  Or contact us for an application form and for more information on our application policies.

Phone: 718-817-3464
Fax: 718-817-3471

Entry to the London Dramatic Academy is usually limited to 24 in each semester, Fall and Spring. If you are interested in staying on for the entire academic year, please contact us.

Application Deadlines

Fall semester / Academic Year: Final Deadline: March 1.   Early Action Deadline: January 15.
Spring semester: Final Deadline: October 1.   Early Action Deadline: June 30.

Since our number of participants is strictly limited, we strongly suggest you take advantage of our Early Action Deadlines.

Both the London Dramatic Academy and the International Study Abroad Programs office at Fordham do everything to help with the whole process of application, so don't hesitate to contact us!


Please perform any extract, no longer than 2 ½ minutes in length, chosen from any of Shakespeare’s plays. Please note that since Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night are all too familiar, we encourage applicants to focus on other plays. It is always advisable to choose a less, rather than more, familiar. (If you need any suggestions, see our list with a number of Speeches from suitable plays.)

You must meet the minimum academic requirements for admission to LDA before an audition will be scheduled.

Applicants are required to audition either in person or by submitting a recording.  

Recording the Audition
Recorded auditions need to be submitted together with the application, in the form of online video (or DVD). Please make sure that your recording runs no longer than 10 minutes and that the picture and sound are of good quality.

The recorded audition must contain the following:

  1. A brief introduction to yourself as well as some words about your reasons for applying to the LDA and what you hope to bring to the program.
  2. A brief monologue from a Shakespeare play - 2 ½ minutes.:
    When recording an audition, don't forget: the simpler the background and your costume, the less it distracts from your performance.

In-Person Audition
In some cases in-person auditions can be arranged with an LDA associate, please contact for details.


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