Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – University of London

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – University of London Eton Ave, Belsize Park, London NW3 3HY, UK

University Information

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is a small specialist institution of the theatrical and performing arts within the University of London. With a long history of educating and training leading practitioners and have extensive connections across the breadth of the creative industries. Central encourages experimentation and innovation to ensure graduates are forward thinking and prepared to be the future of their specific discipline.

Central’s courses cover the entire breadth of creative and performing arts, from performance to production, from applied theatre to drama therapy, and from sound design to writing for film and television. Most of our degree courses are full-time with a small number at postgraduate level available part-time, whilst we also offer a range of flexible short-term options from evening classes to summer schools and even training for business professionals.

Our mission is to inspire, educate and train the performers, practitioners and change-makers of tomorrow to shape the future of theatre and the performing arts.

If you want to be a part of this exciting new era of theatre and the performing arts, come and explore what you can achieve with us!

Postgraduate Courses

Central offers 14 MA and 7 MFA degrees across a broad spectrum of theatre and performance-related practices. Our postgraduate student body is made up of diverse practitioners from around the world who all have the freedom to experiment and explore their craft under the guidance of internationally renowned tutors and researchers. Whether you want to hone your acting skills or uncover new passions in the performing arts, Central provides a safe space for you to follow your desired path of inquiry and discovery.

Central also holds international auditions and interviews in North and South America, Asia and Australia.

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Why choose Central?

Central has an established reputation for postgraduate training, covering the range of areas from performance to movement, writing, producing, design and more.

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

  • excellent graduate employment prospects and strong industry links
  • first-rate teaching facilities including the celebrated Embassy Theatre and new North Block
  • 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

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Embassy Theatre
Eton Avenue
United Kingdom
Tel: 020 7722 8183
Fax: 020 7722 4132

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