The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is part of the University of London and is widely regarded as one of the top training institutions for those wishing to work in the performing arts. Located in Swiss Cottage, north London, the school resides within a hub of vibrant local community of arts organisations and is moments away from the prestigious, West End. Offering degrees in all areas of theatre the school offers conservatoire style training allowing students from across the globe to gain hands on experience in their chosen profession. Alongside small class sizes, industry standard facilities and tutoring from some of the industry’s finest specialists, students are able to benefit from bespoke training allowing them to follow in the footsteps of graduates such as Judi Dench, Martin Freeman, Nonso Anozie, Harold Pinter and Gareth Fry.
Discover Central (Undergraduate Information Session)
Join members of Central’s Student Recruitment and Outreach team to learn more about all of Central’s undergraduate courses.
This online information session will provide you with an insight into how the three course areas (Acting, Contemporary Performance Practice and Theatre Practice) run, their entry requirements, audition/ interview process and much more. The session will also give you the chance to ask any specific questions that you might have.
Postgraduate Information Week
Join Central’s course tutors for a week of virtual information sessions to get the best insight into all of Central’s postgraduate courses. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from our Admissions and Student Funding teams on applying and funding options.
We will be hosting various events from 10 May - 14 May 2021
Postgraduate Courses Available for 2021 Entry
- MA Acting (Classical and Contemporary) (Starts in January)
- MA Acting for Screen
- MA/MFA Actor Training and Coaching
- MA/MFA Advanced Theatre Practice
- MA Applied Theatre
- MA/MFA Creative Producing
- MA Drama and Movement Therapy
- MA/MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching
- MA Music Theatre (Starts in January)
- MA/MFA Scenography
- MA/MFA Voice Studies: Teaching and Coaching
- MA/MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media
There will also be aInternational Student Support and VISA Information eventon Friday 14 May between 4-5pm.
International Student Support and VISA information
Find out more about the requirements for VISAs and how you can prepare for this process as well as understanding all of the support we make available for students coming to study in the UK.
Join us on Friday 14 May 2021, 4-5pm
Please note that this session will be delivered online via the video conferencing platform, Zoom. Times for this event are also listed in relation to the UK (BST).
Contemporary Performance Practice Online Information Day
Central will be hosting an online information day for our Contemporary Performance Practice courses on Wednesday 30 June 2021.
This open day is for those interested in the following courses: Drama, Applied Theatre and Education, Performance Arts and Writing for Performance.
This event gives you the opportunity to find out how study is enabled on all three of our Contemporary Performance Practice courses via industry placements, specially funded projects (both nationally and internationally) and mentoring from both Central’s permanent staff and vast body of visiting professional lecturers. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions that you have to our lecturers as well as hear from our Student Advice Service.
Please note - if you wish to apply for BA (Hons) Acting, this event will not provide you with information on your course of interest and no staff or students will be around to talk to you about this area of study. All students applying for BA (Hons) Acting will be invited to an audition; the audition doubles up as an Open Day.
Theatre Design, Crafts and Production Online Information Day
Central will be hosting an online information day for our Theatre Practice courses on Friday 9th July 2021.
This open day is for those interested in the following courses:
- Costume Construction
- Design for Performance
- Production Lighting
- Prop Making
- Scenic Painting for Stage and Screen
- Set Construction for Stage and Screen
- Stage Management and Technical Theatre
- Lighting Design
- Sound Design and Production (Theatre Sound if considering entry in 2021)
This event gives you the opportunity to find out how study is enabled on all nine of our Theatre Practice courses via industry placements, specially funded projects (both nationally and internationally) and mentoring from both Central’s permanent staff and vast body of visiting professional lecturers. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions that you have to our lecturers.
Awards & Accreditations
Whilst Central does not own it's own accommodation or halls of residence, the school has a dedicated, Student Advice Service (SAS) that supports students in their search for housing whilst studying on our full time degree courses. The SAS manages the allocation of University of London Housing Services, runs two annual sharers days at the school, manages a online, Facebook Accommodation group and gives other general support. As Central is a relatively small institution with an even smaller intake each year, the SAS are able to provide hands on support for those holding offers to study at Central.
Scholarships & funding
Central has a range of scholarships and bursaries available for prospective students which change each year. To find out more information about these, please visit the website.
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