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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

ABOUT CENTRAL

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is an international leader for professional theatre and performance-related training, offering an extensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

WHAT DOES CENTRAL OFFER?

Central offers a range of BA and MA courses comprising acting, applied theatre, theatre crafts and making, design, drama therapy, lighting, movement, performance, puppetry, performance research, scenography, stage management, technical arts and production, voice, writing and much else besides. Read more about Central’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

THE CENTRAL EXPERIENCE

Our students have undertaken industry placements at high-profile companies including BBC, the Old Vic, RSC, the Roundhouse, Camden Arts Council, National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera plus many more. Read more about our industry links.

CENTRAL ALUMNI

Central has a range of distinguished alumni and are renowned for producing some of the finest actors, designers, technicians, performance professionals and educators in the industry. As a graduate of Central, you will become part of this legacy. Read more about Central’s alumni.

WHY CHOOSE CENTRAL?

As a drama conservatoire within the University of London, Central has many unique qualities including:

  • broad portfolio of courses covering drama, theatre and performance-related professions
  • excellent graduate employment prospects and strong industry links
  • first-rate teaching facilities including the celebrated Embassy Theatre and offsite settings
  • expert academics demonstrating a dedicated commitment to high-quality teaching and research
  • central London location situated amongst a vibrant community of arts organisations
  • unique study approaches including specialist conservatoire training
  • dedicated research department exploring the future of theatre making


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Central welcomes applications from international students onto all its courses.  As an international student at Central you will be part of a truly cosmopolitan community of over 50 different nationalities united by a passion for performance. Most international students apply to our full-time one-year MA programmes or our full-time three-year BA programmes. To find out more about studying at Central as an international student visit our website.

FEES AND FUNDING

There are a number of scholarships, bursaries and awards available to support students during their time at Central. For further details visit the funding information page.

Fees will be £9,000 per annum for all full-time undergraduate courses for UK/EU students (different arrangements apply if you already have an undergraduate level qualification) and postgraduate fees vary per course. 

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

To find out more about Central’s courses including open events, student productions, how to apply, support services, fees and scholarships information visit our website.

CONTACT DETAILS:

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
University of London
Eton Avenue
London
NW3 3HY, UK

Website: www.cssd.ac.uk

Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • BA (Hons)
    • BA (Hons) Acting (Acting, Collaborative and Devised and Musical Theatre)
    • 3 Years
    • North London
    • BA (Hons)
    • BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre and Education
    • 3 Years
    • North London
    • BA (Hons)
    • BA (Hons) Theatre Practice
    • 3 Years
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Acting
    • 1 Year
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Acting for Screen
    • 1 Year
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Actor Training and Coaching
    • 1 or 2 Years
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Advanced Theatre Practice
    • 1 Year
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Applied Theatre
    • 1 or 2 Years
    • North London
    • MA/MFA
    • MA/MFA Creative Producing
    • 1-2 Years
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame)
    • 18 Months
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Movement Studies
    • 1 or 2 Years
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Music Theatre
    • 1 Year
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Performance Practices and Research
    • 1 Year
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Scenography
    • 1 or 2 Years
    • North London
    • MA
    • MA Theatre Studies (Performance and the City)
    • 1 or 2 Years
    • North London
    • MA/MFA
    • MA/MFA Voice Studies
    • 1-2 Years
    • North London
    • MA/MFA
    • MA/MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media
    • 1-2 Years
    • North London
    • PGCE
    • PGCE Media Studies
    • 1 Year
    • North London
    • PGCE
    • PGCE Drama
    • 1 Year
    • North London
    • MPhil/PhD
    • Research Degrees
    • 3-8 Years
    • North London

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