At Drama Studio London, our mission is to foster the next generation of acting talent. We train actors with the tools to become skilled, creative and motivated, ready for all aspects of the industry.  We provide a rigorous training programme taught for the profession, by the profession.

DSL actors receive the best of professional actor training, taught in small classes by working practitioners, mirroring current industry practice and expectations. Students have the additional benefit of being part of The University of West London with its broad range of facilities, voted University of Year for Teaching Quality and Student Experience Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.



DSL was founded over 50 years ago. At the time we had one course, the One Year Diploma in Professional Acting. We have since established three highly esteemed Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. Since 2021, all graduates from our BA programme have received a 1st class or a 2:1 degree. In 2022, the first graduating year of our MFA programme received Pass with Merit or higher.

We work out of our wonderful Victorian home in Ealing as well as nearby modern studios owned by UWL.  We are proud of our reputation as one of the founding members of the Federation of Drama Schools and leaders in professional actor training.

We became part of the University of West London in 2020 and this has enabled to continue to develop new and exciting opportunities for our trainee actors.



We pride ourselves on the strong sense of community at DSL, with many students, staff and alumni commenting on the welcoming family ethos. Our alumni within the industry, often work together and support one another.

Our students are also part of the wider community of UWL, with access to the student’s union which includes sports teams, a gym, extensive library, bars, coffee shops and student support.



We are known for the internationalism of our courses, in particularly at postgraduate level. We have alumni working across the world which we connect with, extending our DSL reach.



We are located in Ealing, famed for its connections to the film and TV industries. We have an ongoing relationship with Met Film School at Ealing Studios providing work opportunities for our recent graduates.

With good transport connections, we are only 12 to 30 minutes from central London and have access to national rail services.