University profile

Royal Central School Of Speech and Drama

2016/17 edition

About Royal Central School Of Speech and Drama

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.

I chose to study at Central because of its international reputation as one of the best drama schools. The experience I gained was invaluable to the work that I am doing now

Valmike Rampersad MA Acting for Screen 2007

Why choose Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

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
  • 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

Without this course I could not possibly have embarked on the journey I now make

Liam French Robinson MA/MFA Voice Studies 2011

Our courses

  • MA Acting
  • MA Acting for Screen
  • MA/MFA Actor Training and Coaching
  • MA/MFA Advanced theatre Practice
  • MA Applied Theatre
  • PG Cert Applied Theatre with Young People
  • MA/MFA Creative Producing
  • MA Drama and Movement Therapy
  • MA/MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching
  • MA Music Theatre
  • MA/MFA Performance Practices and Research
  • MA/MFA Scenography
  • MA Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy
  • MA/MFA Voice Studies
  • MA/MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media

Having a background in painting and music, the course challenged and broadened my creativity and, in particular, my understanding of space

Ana Ines Jabares Pita MA Scenography 2012

Having a safe, constructive environment to try my work out gave me the confidence to write, and the demands of the course instilled in me the self-discipline that’s vital for pursuing writing as a career

Vinay Patel MA/MFA Writing For Stage and Broadcast Media 2011

How can I find out more?

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


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