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Welcome to the School of Acting

Our courses incorporate acting for theatre, film, television and radio in order to provide the best possible experience and relevant training. We are passionate about training confident, driven and creative actors who can work comfortably in all areas of today's industry. 

Based in Chiswick, West London our facilities include two purpose-built performance spaces, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre and the Studio Theatre as well as professional studios and a range of recording rooms. 

Our drama training provides the stepping stones towards your performance career. Please see our range of courses outlined below.

Prepare For Vocational Training

Full-Time Foundation Course

Our goal is to develop your acting skills in preparation for degree level training. You will gain an insight into life at drama school and will be given a technical grounding in core skills to help you prepare for auditions.

Excelerate Acting Course

Grow your confidence, prepare your monologues and develop your acting technique in preparation for drama school auditions. Delivered in the evening over two terms, entry is based on an audition process.

Professional Training

Acting BA (Hons) / 3 Year Diploma

A successful route to both stage and screen. Actors need appropriate training in film, television, theatre and radio and ArtsEd provides this and much more. Dynamic and diverse, this course focuses on improvisation, story-telling, character creation and analysis, and vocal and physical articulation. Perform in a wide range of shows and experience West End theatre conditions in our two theatre spaces and film show reels and original screenplays.

MA Acting

The MA course is purpose-built and designed around the one-year time frame. You will gain professional discipline and rigour as well as a flexible process to work across all techniques. You will work with a diverse range of practitioners and directors on theatre, film and television projects.

Develop Your Skills

Weekend and Holiday Courses

If you are not quite ready for this level of training you can develop your skills on our Weekend and Holiday Courses. These programmes nurture and develop children, adults and aspiring artists in a supportive, professional environment. Providing training in acting and audition technique, these are open access courses.

Did you know that our staff and students deliver free workshops at colleges across the UK? If you would like to arrange a workshop please email outreach@artsed.co.uk and we could be visiting you soon!

Looking back on ArtsEd, it was truly one of the greatest environments – the school provided a solid platform for me to transform, learn and grow, especially the ever supportive, talented, hardworking and INSPIRATIONAL film department.

Finn Jones, star of Game of Thrones and Marvel's Iron Fist
Finn Jones, star of Game of Thrones and Marvel's Iron Fist