Fees & Dates

Our 1 Year Diploma course is full time running for 44 weeks over three terms. 

Classes run from approximately 9am till 4.30pm or 9.30am till 5.15pm 5 days a week (time will be confirmed nearer the start date). You may be required to come into school on some evenings,weekends or bank holidays and will be expected to read scripts in your spare time.  

  • Course Fees
  • Term Dates

Audition Fee: £47.50 non-refundable, payable upon application.

Course Fee: £12,000+VAT (VAT of £2,400) TOTAL fees due: £14,400

Deposit: £1000 payable upon acceptance of a place (included as part of the total fees).

  • These fees relate to sterling transactions only. For non-sterling payments please add the equivalent of £20GBP to cover bank charges and administration costs.

  • VAT will be charged in accordance with government legislation at the time of invoicing. Current rate is 20%.

  • The costs of most play texts and sheet music are included in the fees. You will be sent a reading and equipment list before the start of the course with certain compulsory purchases you must buy separately.

  • If you attend one of our Short Courses and subsequently attend the One Year Diploma in Professional Acting Course, you are entitled to a £400 discount on your fees.

International Students are charged the same fees as UK nationals but we require 50% of fees to be paid by 1st of June (1 Year Course) and 1st of August (2 Year Course)

2017 Entry - applications open Friday 16 September 2016 12:00h


Winter Term
Monday 04 September 2017 - Friday 15 December 2017

Spring Term
Tuesday 02 January 2018 - Thursday 12 April 2018

Summer Term
Monday 23 April 2018 - Sunday 29 July 2018

please note that term dates may be subject to change

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Key Facts

  • Start Date: Monday 4th September 2017
  • End Date: Sunday 29th July 2018
  • Course Fee: £12,000+vat
  • Audition Fee: £47.50
  • Certificate of Study: Vocational Diploma in Professional Acting
  • Academic Qualification: Level 5 Trinity College Diploma in Professional Acting (optional)
  • Accreditation: Drama UK
  • Career Launch: Showcase, Ensemble Performance, Graduation Show
Keyton Frances

Frances Keyton

1YR Professional Acting 2016

For people who have tried life but keep coming back to acting, this school is the perfect fit. Every day the intensive lessons challenged and drew something unexpected out of me. At DSL you're expected to be brave. I was at my best physically and spiritually during my training, and still use many of my notes daily. A life investment.

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