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Drama Studio London is one of the top drama schools in the UK, with graduates working as professional actors all over the world. People who work here, students who study here and people who visit all comment on the friendly atmosphere and intimate feel of Drama Studio London.

Four aims underpin what we do –
1. We prepare for the profession through teaching by the profession
2. We focus on each individual student through all staff discussions, and a well-embedded tutor system.
3. We concentrate on awareness of uniqueness and individual needs, skills which are practical and practice in all genre to bring together teaching in all departments. (These are Acting, Voice, Movement, Media and Education)
4. Success is achieved through Respect, Endeavour and Enthusiasm (our Values)

Drama Studio London only teaches acting. That is our passion and our sole focus. We are not distracted by a large cohort of students all following different ambitions. Every one of our students has a single aim; to graduate and become a professional actor. Over 90% of graduates have achieved this within a year of graduating.

Read about the Background of DSL here

Artistic Director of Diploma & Short Courses

Applications Close: 27/10/2017
Interviews from: 06/11/2017
Start Date: in the New Year

This full time role will be in charge of all our diploma courses, short and evening courses and be a key member of the development of any new course we may plan.

You will be the main point of contact for external partners including Trinity and the FSD but excluding De Montfort University.

You will work alongside the Artistic Director of the degree programme and with our 4 main Heads of Departments to ensure the smooth operation and integration of the courses. 

You will oversee the auditions and offers for the Diploma courses and be a member of the Executive.

You will report to the Managing Director. 


  • To be the prime decision maker on what is taught, by whom and what is directed by whom on the diploma courses.
  • To chair 1 year and 2 year staff meetings.
  • Teach within one of the disciplines
  • To control budgets within these courses

Experience & Qualities

Necessary Experience: 
  • Arts and administration background
  • Experience in actor training (Vocational, not necessarily attached to a degree)
  • A vision of good acting and actor training
  • Industry contacts
  • IT skills
  • A background as an actor, director, writer, dancer or recorded media professional
 Desirable Experience:
  • Handling budgets
  • Team leadership
  • New course development

Outline of Terms

This post reports to the Managing Director

40 hours per week (flexible)

Starting Salary: £42,500 per annum 

Holiday: 24 days paid holiday per year plus 8 public holidays and 1 Birthday day. 

Company pension scheme

By arrangement it may be possible to take unpaid time off for outside professional work. 

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