London Dramatic Academy - Conservatory Acting Program
Who is the school for:
The LDA Conservatory Acting Program is for Study Abroad students who wish to train as actors in London, UK for one semester. The training is based on the curriculum and practices of the great British Classical training academies. The program has had a connection with RADA for many years and continues to benefit from contact with young graduates and shared faculty.
Prospective candidates will be accepted by audition and recommendations. Being a theatre major is beneficial but not a requirement.
What you’ll learn:
Training as an actor involves daily physical and acting classes such as Acting Shakespeare, Period Dance, Physical Theatre, Voice, Speech/Dialects, Acting, Stage Combat , Movement, etc, generally from 9-5pm. Weekly classes include Theatre History, Literature and Dramatic Criticism, based on regular theatre and site visits and other cultural activities.
What you’ll achieve:
Graduates have gone on to train at some of America’s and Britain’s foremost actor training programs and are pursuing careers both in the theatre and allied professions.
The skills you learn as an actor, such as empathy, historical and social context, listening, organisation, communication, a developed voice, physical ease, following an objective and understanding others’ motives are transferrable skills. You’ll increase your knowledge of poetry, literature and drama as well as do allied research in the areas of art, music and dance. You will increase your critical skills and worldliness, question habits and assumptions. You’ll become familiar with another country and culture and become a more educated individual.