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Full Time Courses

Drama Studio London graduates confident actors, comfortable in the skills necessary to secure regular, quality acting work. We have an exceptionally high success rate in the profession amongst alumni from all our courses. Alongside modern training, we thoroughly immerse the student in the traditional skills of classical language, with particular reference to voice. Each full-time course covers all aspects of the modern actor’s professional needs. It is a classical training for today’s profession.

In 1966 we launched our 1 Year Diploma in Professional Acting, which has now become the hallmark of our training, designed to give a practical, skill-based education to those already with a degree or life experience. The course is intense, fast-paced and demanding. 

Our 2 Year Diploma in Professional Acting was later introduced to offer our vocational style of training to those who benefit from a more relaxed learning pace. With longer school holidays and less frequent out of hours work requirements, the course is ideal for those needing regular out of school employment. The 2 Year Diploma allows more time for exploration of performance blocks and technique and is often more suited to younger applicants with less acting or life experience.

In October 2016, we began an exciting new chapter in DSL’s history, to offer a full-time three year BA (Hons) degree course in Professional Acting. Originally, with De Montfort University, our BA degree course is now validated and awarded by, our partners, the University of West London. The degree is a perfect choice for those wanting to access practical training with a recognised, academic qualification. Additional paperwork to the 1 & 2 Year Diplomas is required, but the teaching veers away from the traditional lecture-hall style of established universities. 

Please visit the course pages for more information about each programme. 

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Short Courses

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