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CONTENTS
03 WELCOME 04 WHY CHOOSE RADA? 06 PREMISES AND FACILITIES 08 LONDON LIFE ACTING AND PERFORMANCE 10 INTRODUCTION 12 BA IN ACTING 16 MA IN THEATRE DIRECTING 18 MA THEATRE LAB 20 MA IN TEXT AND PERFORMANCE 22 FOUNDATION COURSE IN ACTING 23 SHORT COURSES PRODUCTION AND DESIGN 24 INTRODUCTION 26 TECHNICAL THEATRE AND STAGE MANAGEMENT 28 THEATRE DESIGN (SET AND COSTUME) 30 THEATRE COSTUME 32 SOUND DESIGN 34 PROPERTY MAKING 36 SCENIC ART 38 SCENIC CONSTRUCTION 40 STAGE ELECTRICS AND LIGHTING DESIGN INFORMATION 42 EDUCATION AND OUTREACH 44 RADA GRADUATES 52 HOW TO APPLY 52 FEES AND FUNDING 53 CONSERVATOIRE FOR DANCE AND DRAMA 54 ADVICE 54 ACCESS 55 ADVISORS, STAFF AND OUR MAJOR SUPPORTERS

WELCOME
For over 100 years RADA has specialised in professional training for the dramatic arts. The Academy was founded by the leading theatre-makers of their day, and ever since our connection to the profession has been broad-based and dynamic. It is a rare RADA student whose time with us does not include an encounter with a major actor, writer, designer or director. Annabel Arden, Howard Barker, Alecky Blythe, Paule Constable, Ralph Fiennes, David Harewood, Tom Hiddleston, Lindy Hemming, Jane Horrocks, Paul Hunter, Alex Kingston, Mike Leigh, Maxine Peake, Jonathan Pryce, Mark Rylance, Fiona Shaw, Michael Sheen, Rae Smith and Eve Stewart have all been recent visitors to the Academy. Our technical students placements have included everywhere from the Harry Potter movies to Glyndebourne and the Olympics Ceremonies. Our qualifications are validated by major academic institutions, while the training itself is rigorous, intensive and practice-based. RADA students spend very little time sitting around in lectures: the skills of the actor, the stage manager, the scenic artist need to be practiced to achieve expertise. Our staff combine excellence as teachers with continued engagement with the profession, winning awards, directing movies, publishing books and working with major producers both in the UK and abroad. People coming to RADA for the first time are often surprised by the diversity of our students. Talent does not recognise categories of social or educational background, so neither do we. Our job is to train people who can, as Shakespeare says, hold the mirror up to nature, who can represent the whole spectrum of society as it exists in the world now: so we want people who come from every corner of society. Many of our students face challenges, some economic, some personal, some educational: our team are
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extremely experienced at supporting students through all these. Drama is above all about transformation and we believe passionately in our students ability to transform, transcend and realise their individual potential. To achieve this, we keep our class sizes small and arrange a lot of tutorial time; but our students also learn the values and skills of working in a team, because all our work is ultimately collaborative. Because of our unparalleled connection to the industries we serve, our graduates have an impressive record of employment: you can find their names on the posters of many plays and films, youll also find them in wardrobe, workshops and at the lighting desk. Some move away from their first profession, transferring the skills they gained with us: our graduates include actors who have become teachers, writers, directors and video-game makers, stage managers who have become producers, agents and one who runs the farmers markets in London. All of them testify to the impact a RADA training had on their lives, inspiring a sense of discipline, generosity and excellence. We hope you want to join them. Edward Kemp Director

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WELCOME

WHY CHOOSE RADA?


Along with most other Higher Education Institutions we have had to increase our undergraduate tuition fees to 9,000 to compensate for the governments cuts in teaching grant. In fact the real cost of a RADA training is more than twice this, much of the difference being made up by RADAs own commercial and fundraising activities. Why THE cost? - Our training is first and foremost vocational. A vocational training, taught properly and effectively, will provide you with the skills necessary for a long and rewarding career in your chosen profession. It will include intensive hours working with specialist staff on practical challenges at an institution with strong industry links. - Most RADA students receive between 36 and 40 hours of contact time a week with their teachers. The national average for Higher Education is 14.7. - There is approximately one teacher for every four undergraduate students at RADA; this does not include one off lecturers or support staff. - We run three professionally equipped theatres, as well as workshops, sound studios and film equipment, producing 20 productions a year, as well as short films, radio plays and design and technical exhibitions. - Every RADA technical course includes an industry placement, which is not only a hugely valuable training experience, but builds contacts for the future. Many students go on to paid work with the company where they had their placement. Employment Prospects In industries notorious for short term and intermittent employment, RADA graduates have an impressive record, with over 70% still active in the profession 10 years after

graduation. Meanwhile, the most recent RADA graduates are beginning their careers at the National, RSC, Shakespeares Globe, Royal Court, Donmar, Almeida, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman, Sheffield Crucible, BBC TV and Radio, ITV, Path Films, Warner Bros. Entertainment, English National Opera and Really Useful Group. How will I afford it? - If you are on an undergraduate course and new to Higher Education you should be eligible for a government loan to cover the total cost of your tuition, so you wont pay anything up front. This loan does not have to be paid back until you graduate and earn over 21,000 a year. - Government loans are offered to cover tuition fees and living costs (through Student Finance England) - Government maintenance grants are available to help with living costs, for students from a household income of below 42,875 these grants do not have to be paid back - Conservatoire Scholarships: many students will be eligible for fee discounts and will not have to pay the full 9,000 - Career and Professional Development Loans are offered to students who already have a degree In addition RADA has its own bursaries and financial support which have meant no student has had to decline a place on our HE undergraduate courses because they could not afford to train with us. If you believe you have the talent and the commitment then the most important thing is to apply. If you allow financial concerns to deter you, then you may miss out on an excellent opportunity to realise your potential. If you are offered a place, RADA will work with you to ensure you receive all the financial support available to you and will even help you with your own fundraising. For more information see pages 52 and 53 and go to the CDD website: www.cdd.ac.uk/student-info/ fees-and-finance-2013/

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WHY CHOOSE RADA?

THEATRES Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre: The largest auditorium & a multi-configuration theatre GBS Theatre: Our mid-sized studio theatre John Gielgud Theatre: A black-box studio space FACILITIES - - - - - Scenic art workshop, including paint frame Scenic construction workshops: wood & metal Costume workroom & fitting rooms Sound studio with three associated control rooms Student offices

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LONDON LIFE
Founded by the leading actors of the day in a room above Her Majestys Theatre, RADA is the most central drama school in London. With the museums and libraries of Bloomsbury on one side, the film world of Soho on the other and the West End on our doorstep, no other training institution is better connected to all that London has to offer. An innovator of the arts, London is a city of full of ideas and imagination. Studying and living here gives you access to one of the most vibrant cultural hubs in the world. The experiences you have, the people you meet, and the contacts you make can be some of the most relevant in your future career and employment. There are more than 17,000 theatrical performances each year in London. Venues like the National Theatre, Royal Court, Donmar, Globe, Almeida and Young Vic are at the forefront of theatrical innovation, reflecting the vitality and diversity of the city that homes them. Run by some of the most inspiring creative directors of our times, these theatres have a remit to commission interesting and new work. The West End, with its 50 or so venues, represents some of the highest quality commercial theatre in the world. Moreover, the wealth of fringe theatres in the city means you are likely to have a unique performance space on your doorstep. The names of our graduates appear in many of these theatres production programmes, with the RADA training apparent both in the lists for the cast and the production team. Our unparalleled links with the theatre industry means that many of these theatres also offer placements to our production students during their training with us.

RADA is based in the borough of Camden, one of Londons most diverse and interesting areas. Full of contrasts, Camden is home to vast green spaces like Hampstead Heath, as well as metropolitan locations such as Covent Garden, Camden Market and of course, Gower Street! London is the most popular destination in the UK for theatre outings, with the capital attracting 2.2 million theatre goers a year Street performance and entertainment is abundant in areas such as Covent Garden. Be inspired by mimes, acrobats, musicians and circus acts from performers around the world There are more than 32,000 music performances a year in London 621 a week, 17% of which are free There were 14,350 film shooting days in London in 2007, making it the third most filmed city in the world London offers the opportunity to see some of the worlds most famous pieces of art and artefacts for free. Where else can you look at Van Goghs Sunflowers without having to pay a penny? Or walk round the corner into the British Museum and see the history of the world in 100 objects? London is one of the greenest capitals in the world with more than 3000 parks and open spaces in the city such as Wireless Festival , Lovebox, Field Day, SW4 and Proms in the Park Europes most diverse metropolis, London offering a wealth of promenade performances, festivals, installations and exhibitions from artists and practitioners around the globe.

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ACTING & PERFORMANCE

ACTING & PERFORMANCE


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 Foundation Course in Acting offers an 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. MA Theatre Lab is a performance-based course exploring ensemble and experimental theatre-making. 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. For a full list of entry requirements please see individual course pages and for detailed fees information and the funding options available please see the fees and funding information on page 52.

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COURSE FOUNDATION COURSE IN ACTING BA (HONS) IN ACTING MA IN THEATRE DIRECTING

DURATION 2 terms 3 years 4 terms

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - - - - - Fluency in the English language 18 years old by September 2013

An Honours degree, preferably in an arts based subject combined with some practical experience of theatre working or professional actor or technical training and some experience of directing Students for whom English is not their native language must demonstrate IELTS levels of 7 or above for spoken English and 6.5 or above for written English Appropriate Honours degree or recognised diploma or practising performers/actors must have significant professional experience (minimum three years) IELTS level of 7 or above for spoken English and 6.5 or above for written English Honours degree in arts based subject In exceptional circumstances career experience may be considered IELTS level of 7 or above for spoken English and 6.5 or above for written English

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Fluency in the English language 18 years old by September 2013

BA (HONS) IN ACTING

BA (HONS) IN ACTING
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 acting, voice and movement, 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. The training is classically based because we believe this provides the best possible foundation for acting in any form or media. 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, devised work and Restoration/Eighteenth Century comedy. Acting for camera and microphone techniques 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, sightreading 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 these sessions introduce guest speakers from across the industry to stimulate, provoke and broaden the students appreciation of the career on which they have embarked.

SING YER HEART OUT FOR THE LADS

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.

DIVINE WORDS

HORTENSIA AND THE MUSEUM OF DREAMS

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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.

BA (HONS) IN ACTING

BA (HONS) IN ACTING
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 November 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 - Please email reception@rada.ac.uk for a hard copy of the application form - All applications must be submitted with the registration fee (52 for applications received before 14 December 2012, 57 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 THE FOUR AUDITION STAGES 1. Preliminary audition November to April 2. Recall audition December to May 3. Short workshop (three hour session) 4. Workshop day (9am to 6pm) 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 (post 1950). 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. 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. Short workshop A three hour workshop, where students work on scenes from a variety of classical and contemporary plays. Workshop day This is the final stage and all candidates are required to prepare a new audition speech of their choice, from any era of dramatic literature. New York auditions Candidates can attend auditions in New York and this can be indicated on the application form. The New York auditions in 2013 will take place from 04 March to 08 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 $115 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.

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT

Recent guest directors at RADA include Jonathan Miller, Lindsay Posner, Jonathan Moore, Philip Franks, Toby Frow, Mike Bradwell, Eve Shapiro, Paul Hunter, Philip Wilson and Jessica Swale. Recent productions have included works by Stephen Sondheim, Sarah Kane, Simon Stephens, Noel Coward, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller, Vassily Sigarev, William Shakespeare, Mark ORowe, Martin Crimp, Jean Genet and Thomas Middleton. 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.

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MA IN THEATRE DIRECTING
The student will experience managing all stages of the development of a production, from the choice of script, to the final performance, which will be staged in one of RADAs studio theatre spaces. In the final part of the course students arrange their own professional attachment, supported by RADA and the course leader. This involves working with a theatre company or individual director and offers an invaluable insight into direction at a professional level. for example in theatre, may be considered as an alternative qualification. Students for whom English is not their native language must demonstrate IELTS levels of 7 or above for spoken English and 6.5 or above for written English. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS There is an intake of up to three students in September each year. Candidates are selected for a 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 shortlisted 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 jolynch@rada.ac.uk

COURSE DETAILS This course leads to an award of an MA in Theatre Directing. The four-term MA concentrates on the practice of theatre directing with a strong underlying theoretical component. The aim of this MA is to prepare the students for a career 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 aims to develop the students understanding of both the creative, and 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 work with a cast of professional actors in a production for a public audience.
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should have a good honours degree in an arts-based subject or professional technical theatre or actor training. If the honours degree is not in an arts-based subject the applicants outside interests should demonstrate intense interest in drama and theatre. In exceptional circumstances appropriate career experience,

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THE TRAINING COVERS: - Participation in first term MA and BA acting classes - Working with the design department on 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 Director on 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

MA THEATRE MA THEATRE LAB LAB


The fourth term, July to September, is a full-time six-week block of teaching and devising work, leading to a dissertation presentation (public performance), followed by a further two weeks for individual dissertation work. The course balances a desire to expose students to a wide range of practises whilst allowing them to specialise and develop skills at a deeper level. THE TRAINING INCLUDES: CLASSWORK Student classwork culminates each term in a workshop-style, internal performance, devised through the Scene Study and Performance classes. In addition to their practical coursework, students complete written assignments which engage with theories of performance and should provide a critical analysis of their work. DISSERTATION In the final term students work as an ensemble (in one group or more where appropriate) to create their experimental piece. The rehearsal process, the performance and the accompanying written portfolio make up the students MA degree dissertation work. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Graduates of completed training courses with an appropriate honours degree or recognised diploma and practising performers/actors with significant professional experience (minimum three years) who are in need of a rigorous professional refresher and who wish to broaden the range of their skills to research, analyse, rehearse and perform. There are no upper age restrictions and the intake is enriched by a wide spread of nationalities, backgrounds and levels of experience. Applicants should note that the course is very demanding
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physically. Students for whom English is not their native language must demonstrate IELTS levels of 7 or above for spoken English and 6.5 or above for written English. The teaching hours are at the end of the week to allow students to continue earning whilst studying if they wish. These students will have to be able to commit to the full-time block of eight weeks through the summer (mid-July/ August/September). APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS All applicants are required to submit an application form detailing their previous experience and explaining why they feel this course is right for them (maximum 800 words). Appropriate candidates will be invited to audition in a workshop-based format to highlight their individual skills and ability to work as a productive member of a group. If necessary, recall auditions may be held. For further information please contact Sue Dunderdale, Head of MA Courses at RADA. Sue can be contacted via Jo Lynch, MA Administrative Assistant, macourses@rada.ac.uk

POSSESSED DEVISED BY MA THEATRE LAB STUDENTS

The course is built around three primary strands. Acting and Performance: Practice and Methodology Working from the foundation of the Stanislavski system, students are introduced to the approaches and responses of later practitioners, including Jacques Copeau, Bertold Brecht, Jerzy Grotowski and Sanford Meisner. Students also study Theatre and Performance Contextual History. This will place special emphasis on the links between historical, improvisational and physical practise (eg Commedia) and the
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THE PROGRAMME The course is taught over a period of four terms. The first three, September to July, are twelve weeks each, with teaching taking place from Thursday to Saturday for an intensive 20-25 hours.

ACTING AND PERFORMANCE

COURSE OVERVIEW The RADA MA Theatre Lab is validated by Kings College London and is a one-year course running over four terms. The aim of the course is to enable students with a strong background in performance to develop and explore their skills in an experimental framework. There is an emphasis on devised and group work, and students are taught to approach the process of developing performance from a post-Stanislavskian standpoint.

developments in experimental theatre, new writing and performance since the middle of the 20th century. Skills Development Skills Development assumes a prior performance background - this can mean experience in different kinds of performance. The skills classes aim to build on the students strengths, whilst improving areas where the student is less experienced. Voice and Movement training forms the fundamental of the skills-based work, supplemented by creative writing, improvisation and singing. Scene Study Scene Study provides a forum for students to develop and experiment with the techniques they are learning. Each term, students use Scene Study to explore ideas and work towards an internal, workshop performance in response to a theme or topic.

MA IN TEXT & PERFORMANCE

MA IN TEXT & PERFORMANCE


COURSE DETAILS The MA Text and Performance course is offered in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London. The RADA teaching components are designed to deepen and extend an awareness of drama and plays in performance and encourage the students own creative practise. This course can be studied full-time for one year or part-time over two years. 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 a dissertation preparation. In the spring term the students are encouraged to express themselves as writers, directors or dramaturgs through a choice of pathways at RADA. THE TRAINING COVERS: - Study of texts in their cultural context - Practical classes to foster an understanding of 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 professionals from theatre and related arts ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Qualification for entry is a good arts-based honours degree. 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 practise 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 enriched by a wide spread of nationalities, backgrounds and levels of experience. Students for whom English is not their native language must demonstrate IELTS levels of 7 or above for spoken English and 6.5 or above for written English. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS Entry to the course is through Birkbeck, University of London. For more information please go to: www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/ performingarts/TMATEXPR.html Alternatively please email the programme administrator, Anne-Marie Taylor at a.taylor@bbk.ac.uk or write to the Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX. For further information about the RADA elements of the course please contact the course leader Sue Dunderdale via jolynch@rada.ac.uk

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FOUNDATION COURSE IN ACTING


COURSE DETAILS The RADA Foundation Course is a two term course of full time study and each term lasts 12 weeks. It is primarily intended for those students leaving secondary school and contemplating a year out before undertaking either a drama degree or a vocational training for the theatre. The foundation course is taught by RADA tutors and runs from September to March. The cost of the course for 2013-2014 is 11,440 for the two term course. 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. THE PROGRAMME The curriculum offers acting classes, skills classes, three performance projects, and workshops to help with future drama school applications. ADDITIONAL SKILLS CLASSES ARE: - Movement for actors including Laban, group Alexander Technique and Animal Studies - Dance covering a wide range of periods - Voice - Text and sight reading - Music and group singing - Clowning - Acting for Screen 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 During the course, three major projects will be undertaken and 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 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 52) applicants will be invited to a preliminary audition which runs from November to April and has the same format as the BA in Acting audition (see page 15 for details). 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. - - 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

2013 SHORT COURSES


Our short courses offer the opportunity to study with teachers, directors and course leaders from our full-time courses. You will work at the Academy and have a chance to use our specially designed facilities. 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 go to www.rada.ac.uk

ACTING & PERFORMANCE - - - - The role of the producer Acting ShakespearE RADA SHAKESPEARE SUMMER SCHOOL YOUNG ACTORS SUMMER SCHOOLS: - EXPLORING SHAKESPEARE - CONTEMPORARY THEATRE - MUSICAL THEATRE/DEVISING THEATRE CONTEMPORARY DRAMA SUMMER SCHOOL EUROPEAN GREATS Musical Theatre introduction to acting in film and television Lighting Design Sound Design Scenic ArT Scenic Construction Property Making Corset MakinG Set & Costume Design

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RADAs technical and production courses develop the creative and practical skills necessary to pursue a successful career in a wide range of areas within theatre and related industries. Graduates from RADA technical courses have a considerably high and successful 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. Typically half of the intake go onto pursue successful careers in Stage Management, the rest choose a wide range of alternative technical career options.

SPECIALIST COURSES We also offer specialist courses which give the opportunity for a more intense and advanced study of specific areas of technical training. These courses are: - Theatre Design (Set And Costume) - Theatre Costume - Sound Design For The Theatre - Stage Electrics AND Lighting Design - Scenic Art - Property Making - Scenic Construction All our technical training courses give the student hands on experience from the start, centred around RADAs programme of public productions. RADA believes in the importance of strong links to industry and the relevance of its training programmes to professional work. The technical teaching staff are themselves drawn from all areas of the industry.

COURSE Technical Theatre and Stage Management Foundation Degree Postgraduate Diplomas: - - - Theatre Design (set and costume) Theatre Costume Sound Design for the Theatre

DURATION 2 years (with the option of a one year completion award) 2 years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - - - - - - Fluency in the English language 18 years old in September 2013 Some practical experience is desirable Fluency in the English language 18 years old in September 2013 These are vocational courses therefore candidates who can display Applied Prior Learning (APL) will always be considered regardless of academic qualification Fluency in the English language 18 years old in September 2013 These are vocational courses therefore candidates who can display Applied Prior Learning (APL) will always be considered regardless of academic qualification

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Electrician, Head of Construction, Wardrobe Supervisor or Property Maker on RADAs public productions. All students work with professional directors and designers. In addition to roles in theatre, there is the opportunity to work on RADAs own short films or on graduation performances at Circus Space. Career guidance and professional development sessions are given throughout the course. THE FOUNDATION DEGREE TRAINING COVERS: - Stage management - Stage electrics/lighting design - Sound - Scenic art - Scenic construction - Property making and procurement - Costume - Set design - Production management - Stagecraft - Technical and creative film roles eg Script Supervisor, First Assistant Director, Location Manager - Professional secondment/work placement: up to six weeks with a theatre company, organisation or practitioner - First aid (students receive a First Aid Certificate) - Health and safety in the workplace - - - - - Technical drawing Music score reading History of theatre Company management Career development APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS There is an intake of up to 30 students in September each year. BA COMPLETION YEAR IN TECHNICAL THEATRE AND STAGE MANAGEMENT Subject to suitability, students may wish to study a third year to achieve a BA in Technical Theatre and Stage Management (completion award). This can be taken in a number of individual areas: Stage Management; Stage Lighting; Property Making; Scenic Art; Costume; Technical Management; Production Management; Stage Sound. Combinations of subjects may also be considered, dependent on the applicant persuading the interview panel of the personal and vocational relevance of their choice. To be accepted onto this third year training the student must have gained a high award on completion of the RADA Foundation Degree or similar level qualification, be successful in interview and pass other specific criteria. Very few places are awarded in each area per year, but this does allow students to enjoy a very high level of individual focus on their programmes.

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 their second year students choose to specialise in an area that interests them: stage management, lighting, construction, sound, property 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 teaches skills relevant to 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. In their second year students take on senior roles such as Stage Manager, Production
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COURSE DETAILS The postgraduate two year set and costume design course covers the extensive process of design for performance. First year studio based design projects are aimed at developing specialist skills in the following areas: - 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 First year students will also gain skills in technical theatre, stagecraft, construction, scenic art, prop making, wardrobe, fabric treatment, wigs, hair and make-up, lighting, CAD, sign writing, 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 design an opera or musical studio project, then embark on designing for RADAs public productions. Roles include Design Assistant and Set and Costume Designer. At the end of the second year students take part in the Design and Costume graduate exhibition. This is a public display of projects and design work presented through sketchbooks, storyboarding, prop drawings, costume renderings, technical drawing and final presentational models. This exhibition provides the opportunity for students to talk about their work with an invited group of industry contacts. The course leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Theatre Design. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS There is an intake of two or three students in September each year. At the time of interview, applicants will be asked to bring their creative portfolio, displaying personal interest in art and design, degree/ diploma or course work, along with any previous work related to performance. The portfolio should include original work and demonstrate interest in some of the following; drawing, life drawing, still life, landscape and in particular the use of colour in craft work or fine art work. Included may be sculpture or installation, print making or fabric design, and examples from study of craft disciplines where experience in 3-D modelling is evident. Portfolios must also include sketch books showing creative and practical process work, representing the ability to problem solve on the page. Interviews are held in person with the Head of Design, Director of Technical Training and another member of the department. This is a vocational course therefore candidates who can display Applied Prior Learning (APL) will always be considered regardless of their academic qualifications. If you dont think you fulfil the entry requirements please see page 52.

ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC PRODUCTION OF XERXES, DESIGNED BY A RADA STUDENT

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COURSE DETAILS This course is aimed at people wanting to become Costume Makers or Supervisors. The 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 or costume reference and transform it into a finished garment as well as 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. This is a vocational course therefore candidates who can display Applied Prior Learning (APL) will always be considered regardless of their academic qualifications. If you dont think you fulfil the entry requirements please see page 52.

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Course Details This two year course covers all aspects of sound for live theatre performance and related areas. Developed with the sound department of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), the course includes a comprehensive hands-on exploration of current sound equipment for the recording, manipulation and playback of sound for theatrical performance alongside organisational and managerial skills, budget control and production understanding. Based in RADAs state of the art sound studios in London the course includes a series of high-level industry placements. The training will provide students with the skills required to achieve a successful career in theatre sound at the highest level. THE TRAINING COVERS: - The theatre production process - General theatre techniques - Sound theory - Acoustics - Electronics / equipment maintenance - Production sound techniques - Studio recording - Field recording - Pro Tools editing - Use of plug-ins - Radio drama recording - Theatre sound design - Production sound for film - Post sound for film 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 Sound Design for the Theatre. APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS Applicants will be asked to bring a portfolio of their work to the interview, including samples of three dimensional work (where possible), photos, drawings and evidence of practical experience. There is an intake of up to three students in September each year. This is a vocational course therefore candidates who can display Applied Prior Learning (APL) will always be considered regardless of their academic qualifications.

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PROPERTY MAKING

PROPERTY MAKING
COURSE DETAILS In four terms, students will learn all the essential techniques required to make props, plus organisational and managerial skills including 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 the Specialist Technical Graduate Exhibition giving students the opportunity to discuss their work with invited group of invited industry contacts. THE TRAINING COVERS: - Role of property maker/supervisor on RADA productions - Practical sessions in fibreglass, wood turning and upholstery - Fake food preparation - Furniture making for the stage - Technical and perspective drawing - Industry related visits - Polystyrene carving - Metal working techniques - 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 - Fabric dyeing course - Sign-writing - Up to six weeks professional attachment APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS Applicants will be asked to bring a portfolio of their work to the interview, including samples of three dimensional work (where possible), photos, drawings and evidence of practical experience. There is an intake of up to three students in September each year. This is a vocational course therefore candidates who can display Applied Prior Learning (APL) will always be considered regardless of academic qualification. If you dont think you fulfil the entry requirements please see page 52.

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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 Specialist Technical Graduate 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 - Wood graining - 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 of their work to the interview, including samples of work (where possible), photos, drawings and evidence of practical experience. Drawings,
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COURSE OVERVIEW In four terms, students will gain the opportunity to work in the Academys carpentry and steel fabrication workshops, producing scenery and staging for the Academys public productions, as well as undertaking several technical and creative personal projects. They will also assume several roles of responsibility for productions including: Scenery Builder, Workshop Foreman, and Head of Department, giving them the unique opportunity to apply their skills to live projects during the course. 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 Specialist Graduate Exhibition giving them the opportunity to talk about their work with an invited group of industry contacts. Students will also undertake a six week placement at a professional workshop suited to their skill set. THE TRAINING INCLUDES: - Building, fitting-up and maintaining sets - Bench carpentry and joinery; full use of woodworking machinery and tools including vertical panel saw, tenoner, mortiser, radial arm saw, thicknesser - Metal work: full use of MIG and MMA welding processes and metal working tools, such as grinders, plasma cutter and engineering lathe - Stagecraft; scenery handling, rigging and flying - - - - - - - Technical drawing using the latest AutoCAD software Design analysis and interpretation Budgeting and quantifying Theatrical principles; masking and sight lines, staging configuration Creative projects including; decorative door, period cornice Technical projects including; modular decking, trap panel, precision cube Six week professional attachment to a theatre or scenic workshop

COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN

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COURSE DETAILS At the start of this four term course students will learn the basics of production electrics, including rigging, focusing and plotting and basic stage craft skills. The training will provide students with all the skills they need to take on the roles of Production Electrician, Lighting Operator and Lighting Designer on the Academys public productions. Students will work with professional directors, scenic designers and lighting designers. The highly practical training is supplemented by visits, guest lectures, seminars and demonstrations. In the final term, students project work will be exhibited in the Graduate Specialist Technical Exhibition giving them the opportunity to talk about their work with an invited group of industry contacts. THE TRAINING COVERS: - Lantern identification and equipment maintenance; rigging and focusing - Lighting Console operation and programming - Use of colour, direction of light and intensity - Using lighting technology: moving light, LED and video - Theatre history - Stagecraft - - - - - - Sound operation and design Lectures in theory and practise of lighting design Research, style and period Project work in production electrics and lighting design Production electrics work and lighting design on RADA productions Opportunities for professional work placements

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.

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EDUCATION & OUTREACH


RADAs Education and Outreach programme supports the organisations ethos of social inclusion and participation, providing activities for people aged from 16 to over 60. The Academy seeks to develop partnerships with like-minded arts organisations in London and the regions. The Youth Company is a year-long drama project for young people aged 16-20 who live in and around London. Saturday Youth Workshops are for young people aged 16-24 to help develop a diverse range of acting skills. RADA Shakespeare Certificates allow students to explore the world of Shakespeare and the English language. They are offered through a series of examinations on an individual or duologue basis at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Our Graduates in Schools programme offers pupils the chance to participate in acting or technical workshops run by RADA graduates. It also offers careers talks from graduates who provide first hand information on vocational training and career opportunities in the theatre and related industries. The School Tours Project provides the opportunity for central London schools to host a production performed and supported by RADAs second year acting and technical students. Schools can also bring a group of pupils to see one of these productions performed at RADA. Continued Professional Development for Teachers is specifically designed as a professional development programme for teachers of A Level or BTEC drama.

Camden Summer University was hosted by RADA for the fourth time in August 2012. This project is in partnership with Camden Council and gives young people living within the borough the opportunity to experience an intensive week of acting training. Princes Trust Partnership has been working with RADA for the past six years on the XL programme in schools. This year RADA will also be running the third Get Started in Drama project in partnership with the Princes Trust. Regional Access Workshops are run in partnership with regional arts organisations. These workshops are targeted at young people who have limited access to drama. We are looking to develop partnerships with organisations specifically in Leicester, Manchester and Liverpool. Access to Acting workshops are a series of free inclusive workshops designed to give young disabled people and their peers the opportunity to enhance their skills and gain confidence through performance. Over 24s classes are led by RADA tutors and guest directors and are designed for anyone over the age of 24 who has an interest in acting. The Elders Company is a programme for people over the age of 60. In addition to the ongoing Elders Company the programme also includes one off workshops in community centres and over 60s clubs in and around London. NHS Programmes are bespoke programmes created for hospitals and hospices to complement the palliative care of people recovering from illness.

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CATHERINE BAILEY MANAGING DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, CATHERINE BAILEY LTD IMAGE: Feature film Spider starring RADA graduate Ralph Fiennes

BEN WHISHAW ACTOR IMAGE: The Hour, BBC2

MICHAEL TAYLOR SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER IMAGE: THE LADYKILLERS, GIELGUD THEATRE
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ADRIAN LESTER ACTOR IMAGE: HUSTLE, BBC1

SIR KENNETH BRANAGH DIRECTOR IMAGE: HAMLET, FEATURE FILM

MIKE LEIGH DIRECTOR IMAGE: MIKE LEIGH ON THE SET OF HIS FILM ANOTHER YEAR
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CLIVE OWEN AND ANDREA RISEBOROUGH ACTORS IMAGE: SHADOW DANCER FEATURE FILM
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Sinead OSullivan ADDITIONAL COSTUME ASSISTANT IMAGE: TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY FEATURE FILM WITH RADA GRADUATE JOHN HURT

ALEX ROACH ACTOR IMAGE: THE IRON LADY, FEATURE FILM

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LINDY HEMMING COSTUME DESIGNER IMAGE: CLASH OF THE TITANS, FEATURE FILM WITH RADA GRADUATE GEMMA ARTERTON

SOPHIE OKONEDO ACTOR IMAGE: SKIN, FEATURE FILM

PAUL PYANT LIGHTING DESIGNER IMAGE: The Black Riders from The Lord of the Rings, Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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HOW TO APPLY We audition/interview all eligible applicants who apply before the deadline. Download an application form from www.rada.ac.uk or email reception@rada.ac.uk for a hard copy All applications must be submitted with the non-refundable registration fee: BA in Acting / Foundation Course 52 (before 14 Dec 2012) 57 (after 14 Dec 2012) MA Theatre Lab 52 MA in Theatre Directing 47 Production & Design 27 APPLICATION DEADLINES BA in Acting / Foundation Course Dublin/Leicester/Manchester: 18 Jan 2013 New York: 01 Feb 2013 London: 01 Mar 2013 Late applications are not accepted under any circumstances - MA in Theatre Directing / MA Theatre Lab: 01 Mar 2013 Production & Design: 29 Mar 2013 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 These are vocational courses therefore candidates who can display Applied Prior Learning (APL) will always be considered regardless of academic qualification. 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.

FeeS AND FUNDING information UK/EU students ON undergraduate courses Fees for 2013/14 will be 9,000 for UK and EU students on undergraduate courses. Information about the financial support available through the Conservatoire for Dance and Dramas Scholarship Scheme and through government grants and loans can be found on the Conservatoires website: www.cdd.ac.uk/student-info This information can also be downloaded in PDF format, in the Conservatoires booklet Fees and Financial Assistance 2013/14. UK/EU students postgraduate courses Fees for 2013/14 have yet to be agreed, but will not be less than 4,750. Further information about fee rates for postgraduate students will be available from RADA and on the Conservatoire website, once agreed. Non-EU International students all courses Non-EU international students will be required to pay the full cost of their tuition. Fees for 2013/14 have yet to be agreed, but will not be less than 16,200. Further information about fee rates for non-EU international students will be available from RADA and on the Conservatoire website, once agreed. *Please note that the Conservatoire and RADA reserve the right to alter the exact amount payable for all their courses prior to enrolment. Eligibility and applications for tuition fee discounts The Conservatoire offers a range of Scholarships. If you wish to be considered for a Conservatoire Scholarship, you need to indicate on the application form to RADA. In addition, you should complete an application to Student Finance England or its equivalent as early as possible. You can apply for income assessment from Student Finance England

even if you are not eligible for a loan. The Conservatoire uses household income to determine the level of support for some of its Scholarships. Please refer to the CDD website for further details of eligibility. Student Loans Home and EU students new to higher education can apply to Student Finance England or its equivalent for a loan to cover their fees and be assessed for a maintenance grant depending on their personal or family income. Graduates are not eligible for maintenance loans and will need funding from other sources to pay for their living expenses. Graduates may be eligible to apply for a Career Development Loan which is available to all UK/EU students except those on the RADA Foundation course. For more alternative sources of funding please visit the CDD website. RADA Scholarships/bursaries The Academy runs fundraising campaigns to provide scholarships and bursary awards to students in financial need. RADA scholarship/ bursary funding is only available to students on the full time, accredited, HE funded courses and is awarded following a financial assessment undertaken by RADA. 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 Studnt Finance Services European Team on EU_Team@slc.co.uk or +44 (0)141 243 3570.

RADA is a founding affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD). The Conservatoire was established in 2001 as a new higher education institution, receiving grants from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Students are jointly registered with RADA and the CDD. The Conservatoire is composed of eight affiliate schools, collectively offering worldclass higher education training in dance, acting, circus arts, and technical theatre. The Conservatoires unique structure gives students opportunities for collaboration beyond the individual affiliate school. It also ensures that those schools receive government funding which contributes to the high cost training and that Conservatoire students are eligible for government-funded financial support. The Conservatoire schools are proud to be able to recruit on the basis of talent. The eight Conservatoire schools are: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School www.oldvic.ac.uk Central School of Ballet www.centralschoolofballet.co.uk The Circus Space www.circusspace.co.uk The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art www.lamda.org.uk London Contemporary Dance School www.lcds.ac.uk Northern School of Contemporary Dance www.nscd.ac.uk Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance www.rambertschool.org.uk Royal Academy of Dramatic Art www.rada.ac.uk For further information please go to www.cdd.ac.uk

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ADVICE ACCOMMODATION The Academy has no accommodation but provides support to help students find somewhere suitable to live. LIVING EXPENSES Living costs are estimated to be a minimum of 11,500 per year for students living in London. Please see STUDENT LOANS section on this page for details on the support available. 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 medical history questionnaire prior to enrolment.

KINGS COLLEGE LONDON All of our higher education courses are validated and degrees awarded by Kings College London. For information on which courses this applies to please see the individual courses pages. ACCESS 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. KEEP IN TOUCH RADA 62-64 Gower Street London WC1E 6ED United Kingdom T +44 (0)20 7636 7076 F +44 (0)20 323 3865 www.rada.ac.uk

ACADEMY ADVISORS AND STAFF PATRON Her Majesty The Queen PRESIDENT Lord Attenborough Kt CBE RADA COUNCIL Chairman Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Bt Vice-Chairman Alan Rickman COUNCIL MEMBERS Catherine Bailey Zac Barratt Hon. Peter Benson Simon Berry Chipo Chung Nicholas Cooper Richard Digby Day Katherine Farr Nicholas Gold Judy Grahame Stephen Greene Bonnie Greer OBE Margaret Heffernan Mike Leigh OBE Adrian Lester Geoff Locker Glen Moreno Paul Pyant Fiona Shaw CBE Anthony Smith CBE Imogen Stubbs Andrew Sutch Michelle Terry Richard Wilson OBE ARTISTIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE Michael Attenborough Catherine Bailey Eve Best Danny Boyle Burt Caesar Bonnie Greer OBE Giles Havergal CBE 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 DEVELOPMENT BOARD Joseph Abrams Deborah Bangay QC Duncan Bannatyne OBE Marcus Bicknell Aidan Clegg Theo Fennell Martin Fielding Daniel Gestetner Joyce Hytner OBE Richard Lissack QC Sharon Maughan Sam Phillips Piers Russell-Cobb Suhel Seth Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Bt Richard Wilson OBE RADA AMBASSADORS Eric Abraham Gordon Ashbee Michael Attenborough Patsy Baker Peter Bennett Jones Josh Berger

Sir 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 ACADEMY CONSULTANTS Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist John Rubin MD FACS FRCS Speech Therapist Dr Ruth Epstein PhD Chartered and State Registered Physiotherapist Kevin Lidlow BSc MCSP SRP GDP MBAcC Gower Street Practice Dr Ali Alibhai Dr Claire Elliott Dr Mark Barrett Dr Charlotte Dickens MANAGEMENT TEAM Director Edward Kemp Director of Technical Training Neil Fraser Finance Director Linda Garforth Development Director Caroline Hawley Registrar Patricia Myers Commercial and Marketing Director Bridget Taxy STAFF Director of BA Acting Course Geoff Bullen Head of MA in Text and Performance, MA in Theatre Directing and MA Theatre Lab Sue Dunderdale Associate Director Nona Shepphard Foundation Course Leader Andrew Tidmarsh Academy Dramaturg Lloyd Trott MA Theatre Lab Course Leader Andrew Visnevski ACTING AND PERFORMANCE TEACHING STAFF ACTING John Beschizza Alex Clifton Christopher Heimann Annie Tyson MOVEMENT AND COMBAT Department Co-ordinator Francine Watson Coleman Elizabeth Ballinger Katya Benjamin

Philip dOrleans Jri Nael Bret Yount SINGING Department Co-ordinator Jane Streeton Jonathan Butcher Frances Jellard Darell Moulton Philip Raymond Tom Wakeley VOICE AND TEXT Department Co-ordinator Robert Price Helen Ashton Sally Hague Zabarjad Salam Helen Strange David Timson John Tucker MEDIA STAFF Head of Film, TV and Radio Edward Hicks Microphone Technique David Timson PRODUCTION AND TECHNICAL TEACHING STAFF LIGHTING Head of Lighting Matt Prentice Assistant Head of Lighting John Gilroy PRODUCTION Production Manager Dave Agnew PROPERTIES Head of Properties Deryk Cropper Deputy Head of Properties Davy Atkinson SCENIC ART Head of Scenic Art Daniel Collins SCENIC CONSTRUCTION Head of Construction Mark Tweed Deputy Head of Construction Jeff Bruce-Hay SOUND Head of Sound Chris Mock STAGE MANAGEMENT Head of Stage Management David Salter Stage Management Tutor Chantal Hauser THEATRE COSTUME Head of Wardrobe Diane Favell Deputy Head of Wardrobe Helen Chattaway Wardrobe Assistant Paul Aspinall THEATRE DESIGN Head of Design Gary Thorne ACADEMY ASSOCIATE TEACHERS Annabel Arden Lucy Bailey

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