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...and keep on trying. Competition for some of our courses is intense. But we know that talent ignores educational or social background and flourishes wherever it can. Some of our most celebrated graduates left school without any qualifications, others have Oxbridge degrees; they include a deaf actor who has just played a major role at the National Theatre. To us they are all equally important, all equally and uniquely talented. This is what makes RADA special: our focus on the individual. We keep our courses and our classes small, sometimes two or three students to a teacher. We dont believe the world needs hundreds more actors or technicians or designers, we believe it does need exceptionally well trained individuals to meet the challenges of an ever-diversifying industry. Recent technical graduates are working in video for the National Theatre and sound for Warner Bros. Entertainment, while our actors are devising with Punchdrunk, singing opera, creating companies, as well as leading casts at Shakespeares Globe and the Royal Court. Wherever their talent takes them, our graduates carry the RADA values of rigor combined with openness, technical skill with the capacity to generate innovation, a sense of inquiry with the ability to be part of a team. We want them both to serve the professions they enter and to challenge and refresh them. We also want them to pass their expertise on to future generations. And they do. RADA was founded over a hundred years ago by actors keen to share what they had learnt and the tradition remains strong. Our links to industry are almost unparalleled and our alumni are a vital resource, participating in the life of RADA as teachers, visiting artists and advisors. You may not know whether you have the talent to join them, the capacity to create a life-changing drama, a ground breaking movie, an award winning company, but the only way youll find out is to try.







Edward Kemp Director




At the core of our actor training is the three year BA in Acting, designed for those students with the talent and dedication to pursue a career as a professional actor. The two term Foundation Course in Acting offers a preliminary insight into life at drama school and may be suitable for students considering a gap year before either an academic or vocational training.

The MA in Theatre Directing is designed for students with the experience and vision to pursue a career as a director in the theatre. The MA in Text and Performance, run in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London, may be particularly suited to those wishing to study dramaturgical or textual aspects of the theatre-making process. Graduates from this course have gone on to work as playwrights, dramaturgs, directors and teachers. In addition RADA has a long association of supporting and developing new writing work. We are unique amongst UK drama schools in employing a full-time Dramaturg. All our acting and performance courses draw on the same pool of richly experienced and expert RADA teachers and directors.



COURSE DETAILS The three year BA in Acting (validated by Kings College London) is a vocational training designed to provide a thorough preparation for a career in a wide variety of media, including theatre, television, film and radio. THE PROGRAMME The programme includes the development of individual skills in the areas of voice, movement and acting, and their application in a variety of projects and productions across the three years. Work is continuously assessed and students have regular feedback sessions with teachers. The aim is to train actors with a high degree of technical facility and flexibility but also individuality and imagination. The course includes work on contemporary plays and styles and classes in camera and microphone technique, however the training is classically based because we believe this provides the best possible foundation for acting in any form or media.

PUBLIC PRODUCTIONS The first opportunity to perform in front of the public comes at the end of the summer term of the second year, when students rehearse a production which tours to schools as well as playing at RADA. The third year is spent mainly in rehearsal and performance of productions for one of RADAs three theatres. These productions draw on the diversity of world repertoire and are directed by industry professionals, often of national or international standing. Recent directors at RADA include Jonathan Miller, Lindsay Posner, Jonathan Moore and Mike Bradwell. In 2010 productions have included works by Stephen Sondheim, Sarah Kane, Sam Shephard, Marivaux and Shakespeare. MENTORING Final year students benefit from the RADA Buddy mentoring scheme. This programme supports the transition from student to professional actor. Graduate Buddies provide professional advice, feedback and networking opportunities throughout the final year and beyond. INDUSTRY SHOWCASE The Tree performance by final year students takes place in April each year and is named after the Academys founder, Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Students present scenes or speeches to an invited audience of agents, casting directors and industry professionals. ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR BA IN ACTING Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances There is an intake of up to 28 students in September each year Auditions run from late October until June, with an option of auditioning in London, Manchester, Leicester, Dublin and New York It is RADAs policy to audition all eligible applicants who apply before the deadline HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FORM Hard copies of the application form are available by emailing All applications must be submitted with the registration fee (50 for applications received before 16 December 2010, 55 for applications received after this date) The registration fee is non-refundable THE AUDITION PROCESS Candidates auditioning in New York, Manchester, Leicester and Dublin should be prepared to attend subsequent recalls and workshops in London if required A list of audition guidance notes will be sent to all applicants It is a lengthy and rigorous audition process and may span several months

ACTING WORK Acting work in the first year moves from Stanislavsky-based exercises to scene and project work around realist material; these run in parallel with classes on classical text and improvisation. In the second year the project material is chosen in order to stretch students both imaginatively and technically: this includes Shakespeare and Jacobean plays, Greek Tragedy, Contemporary Writing and Restoration/Eighteenth century comedy. Acting for camera and microphone technique are primarily taught in the second year. VOICE TRAINING Voice training develops the range, clarity, strength and flexibility of the actors voice and speech. Speaking and singing are closely connected, focusing on breath, rhythm, tune, and phrasing, and releasing the authentic truthful voice in heightened forms. The study of dialects helps in the mastery of unfamiliar speech patterns, sight reading in spontaneous interpretation of text. MOVEMENT TRAINING Movement is an integral part of the training and runs throughout the course. Teaching draws on a variety of sources, including Laban, Pisk and Lecoq, with an emphasis on the ensemble and play. The students also study period dance (Medieval to 20th Century), animal, mask (neutral and character), stage fighting (armed and unarmed combat) tumbling, acrobatics and Alexander Technique. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Throughout the course professional development sessions introduce guest speakers from across the industry to stimulate, provoke and broaden the students appreciation of the career on which they have embarked.



BA (HONS) IN ACTING continued

Candidates may be called for an audition at short notice Candidates may apply for the Foundation Course in Acting at the same time and using the same form as the BA in Acting The Academy does not provide feedback to audition candidates The decision of the audition panel is final Each candidate can only apply once per academic year THE FOUR AUDITION STAGES 1. Preliminary audition October to April 2. Recall audition December to May 3. Short workshop (three hour session) 4. Workshop day (9am to 6pm) 1. Preliminary audition Candidates must perform two pieces of their own choosing, neither of which may be longer than THREE MINUTES. One piece must be a monologue from any play by Shakespeare or other Elizabethan/Jacobean playwright, the other a monologue from any play by a modern author. Only one of the two pieces may be a direct address to the audience. All candidates should have an alternative classical piece prepared. This may or may not be called upon.


COURSE DETAILS The RADA Foundation Course is a two term course of full time study. Each term lasts 12 weeks. It is primarily intended for those students leaving the senior year of secondary school who are contemplating a gap year before undertaking either a drama degree or a vocational training for the theatre. One of the main aims of the course is to provide the students with an insight into life at drama school and ask them to reflect on whether they are suited to this training and this career. The foundation course is taught entirely by RADA staff and runs from September to March. The cost of the course is 10,600. This is a non accredited course which does not attract government funding. All students offered places on the foundation course are required to fund both the annual fee and all living costs privately. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the introduction of new UK Government immigration regulations, entry onto the RADA Foundation Course is currently restricted to home and EU private payers who do not need a visa to attend the course. THE PROGRAMME The curriculum offers foundation acting classes based on Stanislavsky and some of his later exponents. ADDITIONAL SKILLS CLASSES ARE: Movement for actors including Laban and Animal Studies Dance covering a wide range of periods Voice Text and sight reading Music and group singing Clowning

2. Recall audition Speeches presented at the preliminary audition are repeated at the recall audition, unless candidates have been recommended to prepare a new audition piece. They are also required to sing a prepared unaccompanied song. 3. Short workshop A three hour workshop, where students work on scenes from a variety of classical and contemporary plays. 4. Workshop day This is the final stage and all candidates are required to prepare a new audition speech of their choice, either classical or modern. New York auditions Candidates can attend auditions in New York and this can be indicated on the application form. The New York auditions in 2011 will take place from 28 February to 04 March and are administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York. Applicants will be notified of the time and place of their audition by the IIE, to whom an audition fee of $110 will then be payable, in addition to the registration fee payable to RADA. Candidates opting for the New York auditions should ensure that they are available for a recall on the same day if required. Candidates will also be requested to attend a workshop in London at a later date.


THEATRE HISTORY AND DRAMATURGY The students receive a solid introduction to theatre history in the form of a practical devising class covering modes and genres from Greek Tragedy to Kitchen Sink realism. Throughout the year there will be frequent theatre visits to a variety of different productions, each with a follow up dramaturgy class and discussion. PROJECT WORK There are two 12 week terms and during this time three major projects will be undertaken. The skills classes will be tailored to the period or theatrical style of each project. Teachers will assess the students progress and give individual feedback based on a work in progress presentation of the projects. The three projects will cover Shakespeare, contemporary text and devising from a shared source text. Group size for projects and skills classes will be no more than 16. CAREERS In the first term students are given the opportunity to explore other careers in theatre and film, as guest speakers come in to discuss the roles of casting director, theatre director, film director, designer, and stage manager. Guest speakers in the second term are all professional actors. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS After submitting your application form (see page 28) applicants will be invited to a preliminary audition which run from November to April and has the same format as the BA in Acting audition. The audition process is made up of two stages and some candidates will be invited to take part in a recall audition which may include group work.

COURSE DETAILS This course leads to an award of an MA in Theatre Directing. The four term MA concentrates on the practice of theatre direction with a strong underlying theoretical component. The aim of this MA is to prepare the students for working in professional theatre and to encourage exceptional new talents to develop their own vision for the theatre of the future. There is a special emphasis on training the students to understand the acting process and to develop their own particular methods for working with actors in rehearsal. THE PROGRAMME The course also aims to develop the students understanding of both the creative and the technical aspects of theatre production. It will also provide a basic foundation in the business of theatre. At the end of the third term the student will be expected to work with a cast of professional actors in a production for a public audience. This will give experience in managing all stages in the development of a production, from the choice of script, to the final performances staged in one of RADAs studio theatre spaces.


Last Easter by Bryony Lavery, summer 2010

The student arranges their own professional attachment supported by RADA and the course leader. This attachment forms the final part of the course, extending through the summer and the fourth term and involves an attachment to a theatre company or an individual director. This offers an invaluable insight into direction at a professional level. THE TRAINING COVERS: Participation in first term acting classes Working with the design department on life drawing and a play design project Courses in developing rehearsal methods, theatre history and theatre producing Working with writers and new writing A technical attachment to a RADA production At least one attachment as assistant to a third year RADA production A production of a play with professional actors in a RADA theatre space An attachment as an assistant in a professional theatre company or production ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should have a good first degree in an arts based subject or professional technical theatre or actor training. If the first degree is in a non-arts based subject the applicants outside interests should demonstrate intense interest in drama and theatre. In exceptional circumstances appropriate career experience, for example in theatre, may be considered as an alternative qualification. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS Intake of up to three students in September each year. Candidates are selected for first stage interview from the information included in their application. From this interview final candidates are selected for a second stage interview with a small panel of senior members of staff. Interviews are held in London at the Academy between April and May and short list candidates will be asked to direct actors in front of the panel (actors will be provided by RADA). If a candidate has a project or directing work which could be viewed as part of their application, they are asked to submit all details on their application form. For further information contact Sue Dunderdale, Head of Course, via Jo Lynch at



Junun Dementia by Jalila Baccar, summer 2010

Victory at the Dirt Palace by Adriano Shaplin, summer 2010



COURSE DETAILS Offered in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London, this course can be studied full time for one year or part time over two years. The courses taught at RADA are designed to deepen and extend an awareness of drama and plays in performance and encourage the students own creative practice. THE PROGRAMME Teaching sessions are concentrated mainly in the autumn and spring terms with contact hours on Tuesday afternoon and evening, Wednesday evenings, Thursday evening and Friday afternoons. During the summer term students focus on their dissertation work supervised either by RADA or Birkbeck. RADA offers workshop sessions through the year and Birkbeck offers a programme on theatre in London today and dissertation preparation. In the spring term the students are encouraged to express themselves as writers, directors or dramaturgs through their choice of pathways at RADA. THE TRAINING COVERS: Study of texts in their cultural context Practical classes in performance skills and text analysis Lectures, seminars and workshops held at Birkbeck (five minutes from RADA) Scene-study workshops with professional directors and classes with specialist skills tutors held at RADA Writing and directing classes Opportunities for play writing and directing guided by theatre professionals Specialist seminars with other professionals from theatre and related arts ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Qualification for entry is a good Honours degree, normally in the arts. In exceptional circumstances appropriate career experience, for example in theatre, may be considered as an alternative qualification. The course should appeal equally to candidates with an academic knowledge of drama who wish to increase their practical and creative awareness and to candidates already involved in their own practice who wish to explore it through academic study. Students must be prepared to join in practical group work as well as class discussions. There are no upper age restrictions and the intake is normally enriched by a wide spread of nationalities, backgrounds and levels of experience. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS Entry to the course is through Birkbeck, University of London. For more information please go to MA_text_performance. Alternatively please email the programme administrator, Anne-Marie Taylor at or write to the Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX.


Short courses at RADA give you a chance to study with teachers, directors and course leaders from our full-time courses. You will work at the Academy itself and have a chance to make the most of our specially designed facilities and central London location. RADA offers short courses for those with experience, those looking to work on a particular skill, playwright or period and young actors looking to get a taste of what drama training is really about. We also run a range of short courses for budding technicians, directors and those who wish to pursue a career in musical theatre. For further information about our short courses please contact: Sally Power T +44 (0)20 7636 7076 F +44 (0)20 7323 3865 E





RADAs technical and production courses encourage students to develop the creative and practical skills necessary to pursue successful careers in a wide range of areas within theatre and related industries. Graduates from RADA technical courses have a considerably high employment record. TECHNICAL THEATRE AND STAGE MANAGEMENT The two year course in Technical Theatre and Stage Management offers a broad and comprehensive training in all aspects of technical theatre, allowing the student to specialise in their final year. We also offer a number of specialist courses which give the opportunity for a more intense and advanced study of a specific area of technical training. The courses are: THEATRE DESIGN (SET AND COSTUME) STAGE ELECTRICS AND LIGHTING DESIGN THEATRE COSTUME SCENIC ART PROPERTY MAKING SCENIC CONSTRUCTION All our technical training courses give the student hands on experience from the start and we are centred around RADAs programme of public productions. There is a strong industry component to all of our courses and our staff are drawn from all areas of the industry.




COURSE DETAILS The first year of this two year Foundation Degree incorporates a broad, practical training in the areas that contribute to a theatre production. In the second year students choose to specialise in an area that interests them, whether it be stage management, lighting, construction, sound, prop making or costume. The training is almost entirely vocational and practical, with a focus on a career in the industry. Rich and diverse in its scope and facilities, the course combines in-depth technical instruction with a clear insight into the necessary organisational, managerial and collective skills which also form the core of successful dramatic work. The training also draws parallels in other areas of the entertainment industry film, radio, television, conferences, events and other commercial ventures. From the outset, the training involves work on RADA productions as crew and/or operator. By the second year, students will take on such senior roles as Stage Manager, Production Electrician, Head of Construction, Wardrobe Supervisor or Prop Maker on the Academys public productions, working alongside professional directors and designers. These roles are chosen by the student in consultation with teaching staff and the Course Director in order to facilitate a clear and well focused career pathway. Career guidance and professional development sessions are given throughout the course. Subject to suitability, some students may wish to progress to a third year BA in Technical Theatre and Stage Management (completion award) which can be taken in a number of areas. To be accepted onto this third year training the student must gain a high award on completion of the Foundation Degree, be successful in interview and pass specific criteria. THE FOUNDATION DEGREE TRAINING COVERS: Stage management Stage electrics/lighting design Sound Scenic art Scenic construction Property provision and making Costume Set design Production management Stagecraft A four to six week professional secondment to a theatre company, organisation or practitioner Other areas covered include: First Aid (students receive a First Aid Certificate) Health and safety in the workplace Technical drawing Music score reading History of theatre Company management Television and film Career development APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS There is an intake of up to 30 students in September each year.

COURSE DETAILS The postgraduate two year set and costume design course covers the extensive process of design for performance. Studio based design projects are aimed at developing specialist skill in the following: Script analysis and period research Director/designer collaboration Creative interpretation Visual languages available to design Venue architecture: facility and constraints 2-D and 3-D problem solving Figurative costume drawing Scale model making Technical and perspective drawing Life drawing Design presentations APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS There is an intake of two or three students in September each year. Applicants will be asked to bring a portfolio, displaying personal interest in art and design, along with any previous work related to performance, to the interview. The portfolio should include original work and demonstrate interest in some of the following: drawing, life drawing, still life, landscape and the use of colour in painting. Included may be sculpture or installation, printmaking or fabric design, the study of craft disciplines where experience in 3-D modelling is evident. Portfolios should include sketch books showing process work, representing the ability to problem solve. Applicants must possess a first degree or other qualification in a relevant subject or previous practical understanding of the discipline. If you dont fulfil the entry requirements please see page 28.



Students will also gain skills in technical theatre, stagecraft, construction, scenic art, prop making, wardrobe, fabric treatment, wigs, hair and make-up, lighting and health and safety. Supplementary classes include: First Aid (students receive a First Aid Certificate) History of theatre Specialist career development In the second year of training students will design for production. Roles include Design Assistant and Set and Costume Designer for RADAs public productions. At the end of the second year students take part in the Graduate Design Exhibition. This is a public display of projects and design work presented through sketchbooks, storyboarding, prop drawings, costume renderings, and final presentational models. The course leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Theatre Design.



COURSE DETAILS At the start of this four term course students will learn basic backstage work, including scenery handling and flying, continuing with all aspects of theatre lighting and sound. The training will provide students with all the skills they need to take on the roles of Sound Operator and Designer, Production Electrician and Lighting Operator, Assistant Lighting Designer and Lighting Designer on the Academys public productions. Students will work with professional directors, designers and lighting designers. The training will be supplemented by visits, guest lectures and demonstrations. In the final term, students project work will be exhibited in the Technical Exhibition giving them the opportunity to talk about their work with an invited group of industry contacts. THE TRAINING COVERS: Lighting and sound design on RADA productions Lantern identification and maintenance; rigging; focusing Lighting board operation and programming Lighting design projects Theatre history Sound Technical drawing Computer Aided Design (CAD) Research style and period Lectures in practical theory in lighting design Stagecraft Project work on lighting design Opportunities for professional work attachments This course leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Stage Electrics and Lighting Design. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS Applicants will be asked to bring a portfolio and samples of previous work to the interview. There is an intake of up to three students in September each year. Applicants must possess a first degree or other qualification in a relevant subject or previous practical understanding of the discipline. If you dont fulfil the entry requirements please see page 28.

COURSE DETAILS This two year course covers all areas of costume making, from pattern cutting through to the finished garment. The course also includes organisational and managerial skills, budget control and ordering, and will prepare you fully for a career in costume making and wardrobe supervision. Throughout the training, students will gain an understanding of the employment framework of costume/ wardrobe departments within theatre and related industries. The training will provide students with the skills needed to take a given design and transform it into a finished garment. The training will also give students all the skills required to take on the role of Costume Supervisor on a show. Students will supervise on the Academys public productions, where they will work with professional directors and designers. THE TRAINING COVERS: Role of costume supervisor on RADA productions History of costume and costume props Pattern cutting flat and stand Corset making Ruff making Fabric sampling Costume construction Wig and hair maintenance and make up Fabric and costume dyeing Tailoring Millinery In the final term, students project work will be exhibited, providing the opportunity to talk about their work with an invited group of industry contacts. This course leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Theatre Costume. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS Applicants will be asked to bring a portfolio and samples of previous work to the interview. There is an intake of up to four students in September each year. Applicants must possess a first degree, other equivalent qualification or evidence of a substantial amount of experience in the subject. If you dont fulfil the entry requirements please see page 28.




COURSE DETAILS Throughout this four term course students will be encouraged to keep a visual diary, develop a portfolio and build professional connections. In the final term at RADA students project work will be exhibited in the Technical Exhibition giving them the opportunity to talk about their work with an invited group of industry contacts. THE TRAINING COVERS: Role of scenic artist on RADA productions Scenic interpretation and sampling Life drawing Spray techniques Scenic drawing Texture Woodgraining Marbling Trompe loeil Perspective drawing Principles of geometry Scenic carving using polystyrene Cloth work including architectural and portrait Sign-writing Up to six weeks professional attachment with a company or practitioner, as well as strong links with the Royal Opera House and the National Theatre scenic workshops. This course leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Scenic Art.

APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS Applicants will be asked to bring a portfolio and samples of previous work to the interview. The portfolio should contain samples of original work where possible. Drawings, paintings, printmaking and mixed media should be included. Sketchbooks should show the process of creative thinking which supports the finished work. There is an intake of up to three students in September each year. Applicants must possess a first degree or other qualification in a relevant subject or previous practical understanding of the discipline. If you dont fulfil the entry requirements please see page 28.

COURSE DETAILS In four terms, students will learn all the essential techniques in making props, plus organisational and managerial skills and how to control a budget. The training will provide students with the skills needed to take on the role of Property Maker on the Academys public productions, where they will work with professional directors and designers. In the final term students project work will be exhibited in RADAs GBS Theatre in the Technical Exhibition giving students the opportunity to talk about their work with an invited group of industry contacts. THE TRAINING COVERS: Role of property maker/supervisor on RADA productions Stage carpentry Practical sessions in fibreglass, woodturning, furniture making and upholstery Fake food preparation Technical and perspective drawing Life drawing Visits to prop hire companies Polystyrene carving Welding Safe use of hand tools including routers, jigsaws and sanders Safe use of power tools including bandsaw, table and wall saws, morticer, polystyrene cutter A shell mould project Rubber moulding and casting techniques Sign-writing Up to six weeks professional attachment This course leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Property Making. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS Applicants will be asked to bring a portfolio of their 3 dimensional work to the interview. There is an intake of up to three students in September each year. Applicants must possess a first degree or other qualification in a relevant subject or previous practical understanding of the discipline. If you dont fulfil the entry requirements please see page 28.



SOME OF OUR RECENT ALUMNI... Damola Adelaja (Acting 2009) Ruined, Almeida Theatre Philip Arditti (Acting 2004) Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Arcola Gemma Arterton (Acting 2007) Tamara Drew Andrew Buchan (Acting 2005) Garrows Law, BBC1 Bertie Carvel (Acting 2003) Rope, Almeida Theatre Elliot Cowan (Acting 2001) Macbeth, The Globe David Dawson (Acting 2005) Posh, Royal Court Joseph Denby (Technical 2006) Concerts and Productions Manager, En Travesti Ensemble

COURSE DETAILS In four terms, students will gain the opportunity to work in the Academys carpentry and steel fabrication workshops, working with professional directors and designers on the Academys public productions. Throughout the course students will visit various professional organisations such as the National Theatre and Royal Opera House. In the final term students project work will be exhibited in the Technical Exhibition giving them the opportunity to talk about their work with an invited group of industry contacts. THE TRAINING COVERS: Bench carpentry and joinery Knowledge of construction materials and their properties Building, erecting and maintaining sets in both timber and metal Mechanics of scenery handling and rigging Working drawings and ground plans using CAD Budgeting and ordering Safe use of hand tools including routers, jigsaws and sanders Safe use of power tools including band, table and wall saws, morticer, tenoner and planer thicknesser Introduction to metal work: use of MMA, MIG and TIG welding processes and metal working tools, such as grinders and the metal lathe Technical stage management skills Theatrical flying and rigging Principles of masking and sightlines Computer aided design (CAD) Four to six weeks professional attachment to a theatre or scenic contractor.

This course leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Scenic Construction. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS Applicants will be asked to bring a portfolio of their 3 dimensional work to the interview. There is an intake of up to three students in September each year. Applicants must possess a first degree or other qualification in a relevant subject or previous practical understanding of the discipline. If you dont fulfil the entry requirements please see page 28.

Kehinde Fadipe (Acting 2009) Ruined, Almeida Theatre Kjetil Falkum (Technical 2004) Casting Coordinator, 3 Sagas, Norway Allegra Galvin (Directing 2006) General Manager, Parabola Arts Centre Jemma Gardner (Technical 2000) Head of Props, Chichester Theatre Ilan Goodman (Acting 2007) Six Degrees of Separation, Old Vic Laura Kate Gordon (Acting 2003) I Am a Superhero, York Royal Theatre Susan Kulkarni (Costume 2006) Head of Costume, Future Cinema Robert Le Maistre (Technical 2006) ASM, Oliver! Theatre Royal Drury Lane Katie Lias (Design 2007) Designer, Were Coming Home Christopher Logan (Acting 2003) The Rivals, Southwark Playhouse Helen Longworth (Acting 2001) Playing With Trains, Radio 4 James McArdle (Acting 2010) A Month in the Country, Chichester Sinead Matthews (Acting 2003) Eigengrau, Bush Theatre Caroline Morris (Technical 2008) Follow Spot Deputy, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Palace Theatre Liv Morris (Text & Performance 2006) Bourgeois & Maurice, Soho Theatre Taro Nakamura (Technical 2003) SM, Cirque du Soleil, Tokyo Chris New (Acting 2006) Metamorphosis, Lyric Theatre Colin Newton (Technical 2005) DSM, All the Fun of the Fair, Garrick

James Norton (Acting 2010) That Face, Sheffield Crucible Daniel Rigby (Acting 2004) Count of Monte Cristo, West Yorkshire Playhouse Andrea Riseborough (Acting 2005) Brighton Rock Dan Sherer (Directing 2005) Artistic Director, Real Circumstance Theatre Company takis (Technical 2004) Designer, Ditch, Old Vic Sarah Tryfan (Technical 2001) ASM, Capriccio, Grange Park Opera, Andy Turner (Technical 2002) Lighting Supervisor, National Theatre Claire Wardroper (Costume 2009) Wardrobe Assistant, Jerusalem, Royal Court Theatre



Sean Holmes (Text & Performance 1983) Artistic Director, Lyric Hammersmith Lizzie Hopley (Acting 1996) Any Human Heart Andrew Lincoln (Acting 1994) Wuthering Heights, ITV1 Clive Owen (Acting 1986) Trust Maxine Peake (Acting 1998) Silk, BBC1 Paul Pyant (Technical 1973) Lighting Design, Xerxes, Houston Grand Opera Matthew Rhys (Acting 1996) Brothers and Sisters, HBO Alan Rickman (Acting 1974) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Imogen Stubbs (Acting 1985) Glass Menagerie, touring

Sean Bean (Acting 1983) Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Kenneth Branagh (Acting 1979) Director, Thor Paul Clay (Technical 1990) Executive Director, Royal Exchange Manchester Michael Ruiz Collis (Technical 1994) 25 Stage Machinery Deputy Chief, Teatro Royal (Madrid Opera House) Ralph Fiennes (Acting 1985) Cemetery Junction Philip Fox (Acting 1977) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, BBC Radio Sally Hawkins (Acting 1998) Made in Dagenham

THEATRES Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre: The largest auditorium and a multi-configuration theatre GBS Theatre: Our mid-sized studio theatre John Gielgud Theatre: A black-box studio space

STUDENT FACILITIES Student offices Scenic art workshop, including paint frame Scenic construction workshops: wood and metal State of the art video recording & editing equipment Acting studios Property making department Costume workroom and fitting rooms Box office and foyer bar Costume store with over 17,000 costumes Sound studio with three associated control rooms Media suite Design studios Library with over 25,000 books CAD Suite Refectory Specially equipped rehearsal studios Dance and fight studio


HOW TO APPLY It is RADAs policy to audition/interview all eligible applicants who apply before the deadline. Please see individual courses for full details. Download an application form from or email for a hard copy All applications must be submitted with the registration fee: Acting & Foundation Course 50 for applications received before 16 December 2010, 55 for applications received after this date MA in Theatre Directing 45 Technical & Production 25 The registration fee is non-refundable APPLICATION DEADLINES Acting & Performance 01 March 2011 (late applications are not accepted under any circumstances) Technical & Production 31 March 2011 GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Candidates must have complete fluency in the English language The minimum age for admission is 18 You will need to demonstrate an intellectual, creative and practical ability to undertake degree level training SPECIALIST TECHNICAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We would consider it desirable, but not essential for applicants to possess a first degree or other qualification in a relevant subject and/or previous practical understanding of the discipline. Dont fulfil the entry requirements? If you have no prior qualifications and little previous experience, we strongly recommend you look at the two year foundation degree in Technical Theatre and Stage Management, the first year of which will fill your technical theatre experience gap and the second year will allow you to specialise in your chosen subject.

Applied Previous Learning (APL) We are happy to consider a candidates prior experience as an alternative to a qualification, especially when it contains work done to a professional level.

ACCOMMODATION The Academy has no accommodation of its own, but we offer support and information to students in order to assist in finding suitable accommodation. LIVING EXPENSES Living costs are estimated to be a minimum of 11,000 per year for students relocating to live in London. UK undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a student loan to support living expenses and, following financial assessment by the Student Loan Company (SLC), may also be eligible to receive a maintenance grant. PART TIME WORK Part time casual work during term time may only be undertaken on the understanding that it does not interfere with any course commitments. Students on the BA in Acting are not permitted to accept professional acting work for the duration of the course. WORK RESTRICTIONS Achievement of an Academy Degree/Diploma/ Certificate does not carry with it the right to enter the theatrical profession in Great Britain. Overseas students should note that they are subject to the standard United Kingdom immigration regulations. HEALTH All courses require a high level of energy and commitment. Students need to be able to demonstrate their ability to complete what are considered to be the core elements of the course. In the rare cases where they are unable to do so, students may be asked to intermit in order to regain fitness and medical criteria required before the student returns to the Academy. All students are required to complete a detailed medical history questionnaire prior to enrolment.


RADA an affiliate school of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD). Students registered at RADA on funded courses are also jointly registered with the CDD. The CDD was established in 2001 as a new higher education institution created to secure the future of professional training in dance, drama and circus arts in England. It has eight affiliates which are all small, specialist schools offering some of the best training in dance, drama and circus arts to be found in the world. As a publiclyfunded higher education institution, the CDD ensures that students at its affiliate schools receive subsidised training. This helps us to achieve our aim of taking students based on talent irrespective of background. In addition to RADA there are seven further CDD schools: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Central School of Ballet, The Circus Space, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London Contemporary Dance School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. KINGS COLLEGE LONDON All of our higher education courses are validated by Kings College London. For information on which courses this applies to please see the individual courses pages. NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR DRAMA TRAINING RADAs BA in Acting and two year Technical Theatre and Stage Management courses are accredited by the National Council for Drama Training.

HOME STUDENT STATUS There are strict regulations regarding residency which must be met in order to qualify for Home Student status. All EU students who are offered a place at RADA are required to verify their EU status prior to the offer of the place being confirmed. Please contact the EU Customer Service Team on +44 (0)141 243 3570 or

We consider diversity to be enriching and a vital part of what makes us one of the world leaders in providing vocational training. We encourage the opportunity for self development regardless of age, background, colour, disability, gender, nationality, political persuasion, race, religious belief or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from disabled applicants and encourage them to disclose relevant information regarding any disability when completing their application form, to enable us to provide additional support during the interview/audition process, as appropriate. Should you wish to talk to someone with regard to disability, please contact the Head of Admissions and Short Courses, Sally Power.




UK/EU FEES Fees for UK and EU students starting in 2011-12 will be published shortly. As a guide the 2010-11 fees are: Undergraduate: 3,290 Postgraduate: 4,260 RADA can, in exceptional circumstances, offer places to students who already hold a higher education qualification and are classified as ELQs (equivalent or lower qualifications). We believe that such graduates are an important part of the student body. In 2010-11 fees for ELQ students are the same as for UK/EU but this is subject to confirmation for 2011-12. OVERSEAS FEES Non-EU international students will be required to pay the full cost of their tuition. Fees for 2011/12 have yet to be agreed but will not be less than the current years fees (13,690). Please note that RADA and the Conservatoire reserve the right to alter the exact amount payable for all their courses prior to enrolment. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: STUDENT LOANS Home and EU students new to higher education can apply to the Student Loan Company for a loan to cover their fees and be assessed for a maintenance grant depending on their personal or family income. Students who already have a degree are not eligible for maintenance loans and will need to seek funding from other sources to pay their fees and for living expenses. CONSERVATOIRE FOR DANCE AND DRAMA BURSARIES UK students who are assessed as eligible for a maintenance grant following assessment by the SLC should also be eligible for a Conservatoire bursary. RADA SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES The Academy runs an ongoing fundraising campaign to enable students in genuine financial need to be offered scholarship/ bursary support through the Academy. This is only offered to students in need, on the full time accredited HE courses, following an internal financial assessment undertaken by RADA. We are grateful for the support received from trusts, foundations and philanthropic individuals whose donations support the Academy in maintaining its broad selection process. For further information regarding Student Loans, grants and Conservatoire bursaries for HE courses, please see student-info/financial support.

All fees are due on before the first day of each term. Acceptance of a place imposes the obligation to pay the fee for each and every term of the course and, only in exceptional circumstances, will withdrawal be permitted before the completion of the final term; If the fees are not paid by the due date, a daily 5% late payment surcharge will imposed. In the event of continued non payment of the fee, the place on the course will be withdrawn until the fee has been paid in full; Students with outstanding debts to the Academy will not be permitted to graduate from the course; No fees are returnable in the case of a student leaving after the beginning of a term for illness or any other reason; All students receiving student maintenance loans must make adequate provision to cover their living costs until the Student Loan clears their account eg three to four days following registration;


The Academy maintains the right to terminate the course of any student who, in the opinion of the Director, is not making adequate progress. Details of the Unsatisfactory Progress Procedure are published in the Student Handbook; No student at the Academy may undertake any professional engagement nor, at any time prior to the completion of the course, sign any agreement or otherwise come to an understanding with regard to his/her professional services with any Artists Agent and employer, without the permission of the Director; In exceptional circumstances a students may be asked to intermit; The Academy operates a strict attendance and timekeeping policy for all courses and students on all full time courses are expected to comply fully with these requirements; Students shall have no choice in the selection of their instructors. They are required to attend all classes arranged for them and to accept any role which is allocated to them by the Director for both internal projects and public performances; Any infringement of these General Regulations or the Code of Conduct, as published in the Student Handbook, will incur disciplinary action and may, at the discretion of the Director, result in suspension or dismissal from the institution.




PATRON Her Majesty The Queen PRESIDENT Lord Attenborough Kt CBE RADA COUNCIL CHAIRMAN Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen VICE-CHAIRMAN Alan Rickman COUNCIL MEMBERS Catherine Bailey Zac Barratt Peter Benson Simon Berry Eve Best Chipo Chung Nicholas Cooper Richard Digby-Day Nicholas Gold Stephen Greene Bonnie Greer OBE Margaret Heffernan Thelma Holt CBE Richard Johnson Mike Leigh OBE Adrian Lester Geoff Locker Glen Moreno Fiona Shaw CBE Anthony Smith CBE Richard Wilson OBE ARTISTIC ADVISORY COMMITEE Michael Attenborough Catherine Bailey Eve Best Danny Boyle Burt Caesar Bonnie Greer OBE Giles Havergal Lindy Hemming Thelma Holt CBE Adrian Lester Simon McBurney Rufus Norris Paul Pyant Alan Rickman Mark Rylance Waters Fiona Shaw CBE Robin Soans Timberlake Wertenbaker RADA AMBASSADORS Eric Abraham Michael Attenborough Patsy Baker Josh Berger Kenneth Branagh Richard Briers CBE Ralph Fiennes Michael Grade CBE Sabrina Guinness Sir Anthony Hopkins CBE Francine LeFrak Martyn Lewis CBE Deborah Lincoln Dame Diana Rigg Piers Russell-Cobb Peter Sissons Lady Solti Sylvia Syms OBE Hugh Whitemore FRSL John Whitney CBE DEVELOPMENT BOARD Duncan Bannatyne OBE Peter Bennett Jones Aidan Clegg Theo Fennell Gill and Martin Fielding Daniel Gestetner Joyce Hytner OBE Richard Lissack QC Lady Malloch-Brown Suhel Seth Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Richard Wilson OBE MANAGEMENT TEAM DIRECTOR Edward Kemp DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL TRAINING Neil Fraser FINANCE DIRECTOR Linda Garforth REL MANAGING DIRECTOR/RADA COMMERCIAL AND MARKETING DIRECTOR Antonia Gillum-Webb DIRECTOR OF BA ACTING COURSE Seb Harcombe DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Caroline Hawley REGISTRAR Patricia Myers TEACHING STAFF HEAD OF THEATRE DIRECTING AND MA COURSES Sue Dunderdale DRAMATURG Lloyd Trott ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS Geoff Bullen Nona Shepphard Andrew Visnevski MA in Text and Performance Studies FOUNDATION COURSE LEADER Andrew Tidmarsh ACTING AND PERFORMANCE TEACHING STAFF ACTING AND TEXT John Beschizza Alex Clifton Christopher Heimann Improvisation Helen Strange VOICE, SPEECH AND SINGING Ellen Newman Head of Voice Sally Hague Speech and Dialect Robert Price David Timson Sight Reading Jane Streeton Singing Coordinator Meryl Drower Frances Jellard Darell Moulton Philip Raymond Tom Wakeley MOVEMENT Jackie Snow Head of Movement Francine Watson Coleman Senior Movement Director Elizabeth Ballinger Lorna Marshall Honorary Research Fellow Philip dOrlans Stage Fighting and Physical Skills Bret Yount Stage Fighting and Physical Skills MEDIA STAFF Edward Hicks Head of Film, TV and Radio Jonathan Tafler Microphone Technique and Radio TECHNICAL AND PRODUCTION TEACHING STAFF PRODUCTION Dave Agnew Production Manager PROPERTIES Deryk Cropper Head of Properties Davy Atkinson Deputy Head of Properties SCENIC ART Daniel Collins Head of Scenic Art SCENIC CONSTRUCTION Mark Tweed Head of Construction George Orange Deputy Head of Construction SOUND Chris Mock Head of Sound LIGHTING Matt Prentice Head of Lighting Andrew Grange Assistant Head of Lighting STAGE MANAGEMENT David Salter Head of Stage Management Chantal Hauser Stage Management Tutor THEATRE COSTUME Diane Favell Head of Wardrobe Natasha Mackmurdie Deputy Head of Wardrobe Helen Chattaway Wardrobe Assistant THEATRE DESIGN Gary Thorne Head of Design ACADEMY ASSOCIATE TEACHERS Mick Barnfather Katya Benjamin David Carey Rebecca Carey Michelle Chadwick Andrew Cuthbert Tom Hunsinger Nick Hutchinson Vivian Munn Deborah Paige Brigid Panet Darren Royston Matthew Scott Philip Sheppard Youth Company Director Paul Sirett Adrienne Thomas ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE ASSOCIATES Dewi Matthews April Pierrot Howard Sykes REGISTRY AND APPLICATIONS STAFF Sally Power Admissions and Short Courses Manager Sarah Gates Assistant to the Registrar For a full list of adminstrative staff please see


RADA is extremely grateful to the following for their support in 2010: PRINCIPAL PARTNER Warner Bros. Entertainment CORPORATE SUPPORTERS Land Securities Sothebys TECHNICAL SUPPORTERS Grahame Norris Memorial Trust Green Hippo PRG Europe Selecon Ltd Stage Electrics Limited Stage Technologies RADA BUSINESS CLUB BGL Group Premier Underwriting Ltd Sterling Insurance The Wealth Company PRESIDENTS CIRCLE Eric Abraham Guy and Lidia Bradley Nicholas Cooper Glen Moreno Stephen Waley-Cohen PATRONS Peter Bennett-Jones Marcus and Susie Bicknell Reita Gadkari Nicholas Gold Stephen and Anita Greene Richard Lissack QC Ping-Kern Ng Andrew and Shirley Sutch Jill Whitehouse TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS The Fidelio Charitable Trust Richard Reeves Foundation The Stavros Niarchos Foundation FOUNDING SCREEN SUPPORTERS Ralph Fiennes Peter Mair Alan Rickman Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen 2010 TREE PERFORMANCE SUPPORTERS Artists Rights Group Associated International Management Zac Barratt Hon. Peter Benson Curtis Brown Diamond Management Nicholas Gold Duncan Heath Hamilton Hodell Jane Horrocks Paul Lyon-Maris Imelda Staunton Wines from Rioja Sylvia Syms United Agents THEATRE DESIGN AND THEATRE COSTUME SUPPORTERS Paul Pyant a donation in memory of Dot Tenham Upstage Theatrical Dry Cleaners SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY SUPPORTERS ASRADA The Alan Rickman Fanclub Edwin Alexander Bursary Baker Bennett Ltd The Boris Karloff Foundation CAF America The Coutts Charitable Trust The Company of Merchant Taylors The Denne Gilkes Memorial Fund The Desmond Gill Memorial Award The DOyly Carte Charitable Trust Eon Productions The Garfield Weston Foundation The Gilbert & Eileen Edgar Foundation G P Irvine Hoping Foundation The Laurence Olivier Award John Lewis Partnership plc The Leverhulme Trust The Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust The Mercers Company The Ogden Trust The Privy Purse Charitable Trust The Richard Carne Trust Sad Foundation The Sir John Gielgud Charitable Trust Award The Snipe Charitable Trust The South Square Trust The Stanley Picker Charitable Trust Susan Todd The Wall Trust The William & Katherine Longman Charitable Trust Richard Wilson SCHOLARSHIP/ BURSARY AWARDS IN PERPETUITY RADA Associates Student Hardship Fund Lord & Lady Attenborough Bursary Peter Barkworth Bursary St Clair Bayfield Bursary The Peter and Sheila Bennett Scholarship Keely Donovan Bursary Kate Dreyer Memorial Bursary The Friends of RADA Bursary The Lionel Gamblin Scholarship Sir John Gielgud Bursary Mary Higgins Bursary The James Haldene Lawrie Scholarship The Sylvia London Student Bursary Mary Morris Bursary The Lady Pilkington Scholarship RADA Student Hardship Fund The Rayne Foundation Bursary Max Reinhardt Student Bursary The Searle Scholarship John Thaw Student Bursary WCRS Student Bursary The William and Frances Branagh Memorial Fund Garth Wilson Student Bursary dedicated to Ann Wilton


RADAS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMMES support the Academys ethos of social inclusion and participation, providing activities for people aged from 16 to over 60. The Academy actively seeks to develop partnerships with like-minded arts organisations both in London and the regions and we introduce new activities to our portfolio each year. The post of Education and Outreach Manager is currently supported by Warner Bros. Entertainment. THE YOUTH COMPANY (formerly known as the Youth Group) is a year long drama project for young people aged between 16 and 20 who live in and around London.

REGIONAL ACCESS WORKSHOPS are run in partnership with regional arts organisations. These workshops are targeted at young people who have limited access to drama and can provide a taster for those young people who do not recognise the dramatic arts as a viable career choice. THE PRINCES TRUST PARTNERSHIP RADA has been working with the Princes Trust for the past five years supporting their XL programme in schools. This year the RADA student training for this programme was supported by Land Securities plc. CAMDEN SUMMER UNIVERSITY Thanks to the support of the Richard Reeves Foundation RADA will host the second CSU programme this year. This project is in partnership with Camden Council and gives young people living within the borough the opportunity to experience an intensive week of training similar to that undertaken by the core course students at RADA. FUTURE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROJECTS (subject to funding): RADA Elders Company will be a theatre company and a series of one off community based workshops for people over 60. Empowering Volunteers Training Project enhances volunteers reading and storytelling skills. NHS Programmes are bespoke programmes created for hospitals/ hospices to complement the palliative care of people recovering from illness.

SATURDAY YOUTH WORKSHOPS are designed for young people aged between 16 and 24. RADA tutors, graduates and guest directors lead these popular full day acting workshops, which help participants acquire a diverse range of acting skills. THE SCHOOL TOURS have been funded for the last three years by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The tours provide the opportunity for central London schools to host a production performed by RADAs second year acting students and/or to bring a group of pupils to the Academy to see a production performed in the Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. GRADUATES IN SCHOOLS provide the opportunity for pupils to participate in acting or technical workshops run by RADA graduates. They also provide first hand information about vocational training and career opportunities in the theatre and related industries.

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