The Advanced Diploma is a one-year intensive vocational training in acting, teaching core skills in acting, voice and movement and an understanding of the acting industry. It is intended for those looking to enter the profession upon graduation.

Our classes in acting techniques, Improvisation, textual analysis, vocal training, singing, movement and dance, acting for film and TV are all taught by experienced working professionals. We have regular performance projects throughout the year enabling students to put their new skills into practice. In the final term students participate in two different public performance projects, at professional theatre venues in Central London. Our students benefit from regular meetings with working actors, directors, casting directors, agents and other industry professionals who give practical advice on different aspects of the acting world.

This course aims to provide the skills and contacts needed for our graduates to begin life as a working actor.

The LSDA admits only a limited number of students each year to maintain a close-knit learning environment. We believe this sets the right scene for growth and development for an actor.

Our course runs Monday to Friday over three 12 week terms, each day is approximately 9am – 6pm and is delivered between LSDA’s three venues.

Take a look at our ‘Advanced Course Factsheet’ to find out more about the Advanced Diploma course offered at LSDA including detailed curriculum information:
Advanced Diploma – Factsheet – 2023-24

Take a look at our ‘Advanced Course Modules 2023 – 2024’ PDF to see a term by term breakdown of all modules on the Advanced Diploma for the 2023/2024 academic year:
Advanced Diploma – Course Modules – 2023-24


Requirements for entry for our full-time courses:
– Demonstrate your talent for performance
– Show your commitment to learning
– Describe how you will benefit from the course

The Advanced Diploma course is for talented students with either experience and or previous training. Occasionally a student may be offered a place without either experience and or training, if they have displayed exceptional talent/potential for the Advanced course during the audition process.



The total tuition fee for the course is £9,245

This fee is inclusive of the required £1,500 confirmation payment (due on acceptance of place). The remainder is to be paid in three instalments: two payments of £2,585 (before the start of both terms 1 & 2) and one payment of £2,575 (before the start of term 3).  A discount rate of £8,745 applies if full tuition fees are paid prior to course commencement.

Course Application Form:
LSDA Application Form – Word