The Diploma in Acting (part time) is a two year acting course designed for those who are starting off in acting, coming back to it after a break and / or who cannot commit to a full time training program.

This course provides a solid foundation in the skills of performance, enabling students to move on to further training or into the profession, depending on individual progress.

Our programme provides regular classes in acting techniques, Improvisation, textual analysis, vocal training and movement. which are all taught by experienced working professionals.  There are regular performance projects that enable our students to put their learning into practice. The last term is focused on rehearsals for the graduate production in professional theatre venues in Central London.  We aim to prepare students for working as an actor with regular meetings with actors, directors and other industry professionals who will give practical advice on different aspects of the acting world. Unlike many acting schools, students on the part-time course are taught by the same instructors as the full-time courses and have access to the same facilities.

This course in acting is open to anyone over the age of eighteen.  Although students are not expected to have a high level of experience, they are expected to have a good work ethic and to be dedicated.

Sessions and classes are held at Bute Street, on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 7pm – 9pm, and on alternate Saturdays for approximately 5 hours


Take a look at our ‘Diploma in Acting (part time) Course Factsheet’ to find out more about the Diploma in Acting (part time) course offered at LSDA, including detailed curriculum information:
Diploma in Acting Part Time – Factsheet- 2024-26

Take a look at our ‘Diploma in Acting (part time) Course Modules 2024–26’ PDF to see a term-by-term breakdown of all modules on the Diploma in Acting (part time) for the 2024-26 academic years:
Diploma in Acting Part Time – Course Modules by Term 2024-26


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

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



The total tuition fee for the course is £2,075 per academic year, which is £4,150 for the entire 2-year programme.
This fee is inclusive of the required £500 confirmation payment (due on acceptance of place).  The remainder is to be paid in two instalments of £1,825 before the start of each school year.  A discount rate of £3,990 applies if full tuition fees are paid prior to course commencement.


Course Application Form:
LSDA Application Form – Word