Audition Technique

Audition Technique


If you’re thinking about applying to drama school, our intensive Intro to Audition Technique short course is an excellent way to gain the skills and confidence you need to approach the audition process.

Audition Technique, Student Quote

Over the two weeks of the course, students work on classical and modern speeches as well as set texts, learning vocal techniques and physical exercises to support their preparation for auditions. Students rehearse scenes to help develop screen acting technique and are encouraged by a team of experienced tutors to develop their skills and abilities in a supportive environment.

Our tutors offer advice on how to select appropriate monologues for audition and how to make a positive impression in the audition room.

The course culminates in a day of mock auditions, where students apply the techniques they have learned; performing speeches, sight-reading, singing and presenting scene work for camera.*

*Please note that material recorded on this course cannot be made available for use outside of LAMDA. 

This course is not validated by a higher education institution (HEI). It is one of LAMDA’s own range of non-accredited certificates. Students who complete this course will receive a LAMDA Short Course Certificate.

The minimum entry age for this course is 16 and applicants must be fluent English speakers.

Entry is by application form with a short personal statement.


Applications open on 30 September 2016.

There is no application deadline for this course but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited. 

Online Application

Online application fee: £21


7 August – 18 August 2017




There is no UK government funding available for this course. Students must be self-financing. Click here for information on making independent applications for funding.


LAMDA does not have its own student accommodation. Housing is available upon request, and for an additional cost, to short course students aged 18 and over. It is assigned on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed. Click here for more information. 


If you are not from an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, you will need to obtain a Student Visitor Visa prior to entry to the UK if you are a visa national or upon entry to the UK if you are a non-visa national. It is each student’s responsibility to have the right documentation for study when they arrive at LAMDA.

Please note that you cannot enter the UK on a Visitor’s Visa if your intention is to study on this course. If you do not have a valid visa, you will not be allowed to study at LAMDA.

Please note that you need to bring your passport on the first day of your course.

See this website for more information.


Course runs Monday to Friday (unless the course dates include a Bank Holiday), 35 hours per week. It is taught by the same tutors and industry professionals who lead our full-time training, supported by visiting artists and recent LAMDA graduates.

LAMDA reserves the right to alter the advertised courses and course content.  

“LAMDA is producing the next generation of actors and technicians.” 

Samuel Barnett
LAMDA alumnus