Our full-time Foundation course in Acting provides intensive actor training to prepare you for drama school auditions and develop your individuality as a performer.
The course is delivered by ArtsEd’s expert tutors in partnership with The Lyric Hammersmith. Training takes place in the Lyric’s wonderful professionally equipped rehearsal spaces. As an ArtsEd Foundation student you will automatically be enrolled as a Lyric Young Company member, entitling you to discounted tickets for all Lyric productions. You will also have access to additional Lyric classes and activities.
Applications for 2021 will open October 2020.
|Audition Fee||£45||Audition fee waivers are available|
|Course Fee 2021-22||£9,000 p.a.|
|Acceptance Deposit||£350||UK / EU Students|
The deposit will be held by the School and will be refunded on completion of the course, without interest, less any outstanding sums owed by the student to ArtsEd.
This course is validated by City, University of London and qualifies for student loans towards tuition fees and maintenance, subject to the normal Student finance eligibility requirements that you can find here.
Once you have completed your Foundation course, the student loan company will make the following calculation about your eligibility for funding for subsequent courses e.g. 3-year training programmes such as those offered by HE providers in the Federation of Drama Schools and the Alliance of Musical Theatre Conservatoires:
For example, if you were offered a 3-Year BA programme at ArtsEd or another provider, your calculation would look like this:-
3 + 1 – 1 = 3
This means that you would be entitled to funding for the full three years of your BA programme, once you had completed your Foundation year.
If for some reason you were not able to complete your CertHE or any subsequent programme, each year of student finance that you had already received would be deducted from any future application.
Am I Eligible? If you are over 18 with a good general standard of education you may apply for the Acting Foundation Course. Entry is by audition. You can find out everything you need to know about auditions here
Accreditation: ArtsEd is a member of the Federation of Drama Schools, set up in June 2017 to provide information for prospective students about conservatoire drama training.
UCAS code: ArtsEd does not subscribe to UCAS. All applications should be made online through our website.
What next? Applications for 2021 entry will open in October 2020.
What else? If you need to work whilst you study, then why not take a look at our Part-Time Foundation Musical Theatre Course as an alternative training option. With evening sessions spread over two terms, this course might be a good fit.
Click here to view the full Course Guide for Foundation in Acting