London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art

How to Apply


You can apply online for all our courses. Click on the button below to check out all of our courses.

When you apply for a course, you will be taken to a secure online application system, which allows prospective students to apply for LAMDA courses and pay application fees. Once you have registered, you don't have to complete your application in one sitting; you can return to your application form to make changes at any point before you submit it.

Making an online application is the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to apply. 


Applications open on 30 September 2016 and applicants are advised to apply as early as possible.

The application deadline for our BA (Hons) Professional Acting, FdA Professional Acting and MA Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre is 1 March 2017.

The application deadline for our Production & Technical Arts degrees, MA Directing and Foundation Diploma is 1 May 2017.

There is no application deadline for our Semester Diploma Classical Acting, LAMDA Shakespeare Summer School or any of our short courses. You should apply as soon as possible however, as places are limited. 

Applications cannot be accepted after the advertised deadlines under any circumstances.

Applicants should include the relevant application/audition/interview fee with their application.

Applicants for our BA (Hons) Professional Acting, FdA Professional Acting, FdA Production and Technical Arts: Stage & Screen (applicants are only able to apply to audition in London), MA Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre and MA Directing (applicants are only able to apply to audition in London;Skype interviews are available for first-round interviews for those based overseas only. Recalls will take place in London and New York only) should include:
£54 by credit or debit card for an audition in the UK, Dublin or Paris, or
£85 by credit or debit card for an audition in North America venue

Applicants for our LAMDA Foundation Diploma should include:
£54 by credit or debit card.

Applicants for our Semester Programme in Classical Acting (Spring/Autumn) and short courses should include:
£21 by credit or debit card by credit or debit card.

Note: the application/audition/interview fee is non-returnable and must be paid in pounds sterling. You can pay by credit or debit card for an online application. Money orders cannot be accepted in any currency, nor can we accept payment of these fees by direct bank transfer.

Through the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, we are able to offer a number of free audition and interview places each year. Please click here to see if you are eligible.

Incomplete applications will be returned. 

There is no need to send transcripts, headshots or any other photos with your application. 

References are only required for our Short Courses (but not our English Communications Skills Through Drama course). 

You cannot apply to LAMDA via UCAS and we are unable to offer deferred entry to any of our courses.

The minimum entry age for LAMDA courses is 18 (with the exception of our Introduction to Drama School, Audition Technique, Introduction to Screen Acting and Introduction to Musical Theatre Short Courses, which have a minimum age of 16). There is no upper age limit.

International (non-EU) students are currently unable to enrol on our Foundation Diploma or Postgraduate Diplomas due to UK visa regulations. Click here for more information on visas and immigration.

Note: LAMDA is a liberal institution. In the pursuit of excellence, we work with plays and texts that express the widest possible range of views and beliefs. Our students must therefore be willing to play any character these texts may involve, including roles of either gender and any race or faith. Acceptance of a place at LAMDA will be deemed acceptance of the Academy’s training requirements. 

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Applications Are Now Open

Applications for all of our Drama School courses are now open. As we have a new online application system, any users with accounts that were created before 30 September 2016 will need to create a new account in order to apply online.