• Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

    Established: 1906

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama


Central School of Speech & Drama, a specialist conservatoire within the University of London, nurtures artists and performers that will lead the way in radically changing communities and global networks. Its special strength, unique in the sector, lies in a combination of first-rate practical training and production, with a highly ranked programme of research - research aimed at the cutting edge of new performance practice. Central undoubtedly has the largest and most diverse faculty of specialist, expert staff and the broadest portfolio of drama, theatre and performance-related programmes in Europe. Based on one campus close to the heart of London, Centrals postgraduate community accounts for one third of its overall student body. There is no other single faculty worldwide that offers such a diverse range of specialist masters programmes in theatre and performance practices. As well as meeting high academic standards, Centrals courses work to professional theatre standards. Where theatre production work forms part of a course, the School employs a company ethos that respects all collaborators in a production alike, whether actor, designer, technician or outreach worker organising an educational workshop for a special needs school. Professional directors and designers will often work alongside students, or as mentors on projects. Where appropriate, programmes meet rigorous vocational criteria set by professional accrediting bodies. Central has many close formal and informal partnerships with professional bodies, national and international consortia and the theatre industry. This is evident by the huge variety of placements reflected in the work-based learning that forms an integral part of many of Centrals courses.

Popular Courses:

Theatre, Drama, Acting, Writing for Stage and Media

Full list of available course areas:

  • Music
  • Drama/ Performance/Theatre
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  • Average PGT fee: £16113
  • Annual living costs: £10000
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  • UG: 635
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  • PGT: 355

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  • Scholarship Available: No
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