The London Dramatic Academy is a conservatory training for those serious about the art of Acting. Taught by working professionals who are passionate about teaching. Small classes developing the body, voice and mind. Learning to think like an actor and leaving with useful tools for the trade. The work is rigorous, demanding and focused. Ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary text. Alexander Technique to Physical Theatre. Voice, Speech and Dialect, Stage Combat, Period Dance, Movement to challenge your body and Dramatic Criticism and Space/Place/Text to sharpen your mind. The London Theatre cornucopia is on your comfortable central accommodation door-step. Twelve theatre visits including Stratford and guided walks to introduce you to this extraordinary world city. You will leave changed. Better equipped for a life in the theatre or the theatre of life. You will have one-on-one meetings with the program director, and be required to write in a reflective journal. You will have the chance to meet theatre professionals and other experts in the field, and participate in a unique curriculum.
You will enroll in the following classes:
LODA 3010 - Acting [6 credits]
(Classes include: Acting; Acting Shakespeare; Audition Tutorials)
LODA 3020 - Theatre History, Literature & Criticism [3 credits]
(Classes include: Space, Place & Text; Dramatic Criticism)
LODA 3030 - Physical Training for Actors [4 credits]
(Classes include: Movement; Physical Theatre; Stage Combat; Period Dance; Alexander Technique)
LODA 3040 - Voice Training for Actors [3 credits]
(Classes include: Voice; Speech/Dialects)
View the detailed LDA course descriptions.
Note for Fordham University Theatre majors: Studying at LDA satisfies one semester of Vocal Technique, an Advanced Acting class, one semester of Theatre History (whichever one the actor needs covered) and one elective. Both semesters of Movement must be taken at Fordham with Dawn Saito in the actor’s sophomore year. If an actor studies abroad in the fall, then he/she must complete the requirement of Vocal Technique II in the spring at Fordham. If the actor studies abroad in the spring, then he/she is required to take Vocal Technique I at Fordham in the fall.