What will I learn?

Course Overview

  • Practical studio and rehearsal-based training in professional working conditions
  • Small class sizes
  • Established teaching team made up of experienced theatre professionals
  • Regular opportunities to work with visiting actors and directors
  • Core acting skills workshops exploring approaches to working with texts, building a character, improvisation and performing Shakespeare
  • Vocal skills classes focusing on effective physical techniques for performance as well as vocal physiology, dialect and accents
  • Specialist classes in singing technique, repertoire and musical theatre performance
  • Movement skills classes including Alexander Technique and stage combat
  • Training in the specialist techniques and requirements of acting for screen
  • Roles in public performances selected from a wide and challenging repertoire
  • Practical workshops to prepare students for professional auditions for theatre and TV
  • Mentoring and support in the initiation, production and performance of an original piece of work
  • London Performance Week
  • Showcase presentations to an invited audience of agents, casting directors and potential employers in Cardiff, London and New York (for American students)

Which department am I in?

Royal Welsh college of Music & Drama

Study options

Full Time (13 months)

Tuition fees
£23,117.00 (US$ 30,580) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Castle Grounds,

Cathays Park,


CF10 3ER, Wales

Entry requirements

For international students

Normal entry requirements include an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, although candidates with an exceptional level of ability and a good understanding of the acting profession may be accepted without formal qualifications. International applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate a level of fluency appropriate to professional actor training. This will be assessed at audition.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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