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LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ART

College Details

Location : London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts 155 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA

Phone : + 44 (0)20 8834 0500

Website : lamda.org.uk  


Course: FdA Production and Technical Arts: Stage and Screen with optional specialised BA (Hons) Production and Technical Arts top-up year.

This course is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to develop successful and long-lasting careers in TV, film, theatre and beyond.

This full-time, two-year course is validated by the University of Kent and runs from September 2021-July 2022.

Applications close on 31 May 2021

Course Details

In their first year, students develop a firm grounding in production and technical arts, exploring four core disciplines – stage management, scenic construction, lighting and sound – and given an introduction to the elements involved in stage and screen production through classes in stage management, production management, prop making, lighting (including design), rigging, sound, set design, scenic construction, health and safety, first aid, fire safety, AutoCAD and WYSIWYG.

Students are also introduced to related work within television and radio, including the roles of First AD, Second AD and Location Manager. Practical experience is gained through work on LAMDA’s productions,  working with other students to collaborate on innovative and creative work.

In their second year, students undertake senior production roles on LAMDA shows staged in LAMDA’s three performance spaces.   Senior roles are also available on LAMDA film and radio projects, which are shot, recorded and edited by industry professionals.

One year top-up BA (Hons)

Students who successfully complete the FdA at the required level may apply to progress to the one-year top-up BA (Hons) qualification. This course enables students to specialise in one discipline and develop advanced production skills in that area. Students may choose from the following specialism options: Lighting, Sound, Stage Management, Production Management, Scenic Construction or Screen & Audio. Content includes a significant work placement project, a senior production role on one of LAMDA’s productions or short films, and a self-directed project.

Professional Preparation and Employment

Throughout the course, students are prepared for a career in the industry. Work placements offer students professional experience in an area of their choice. There are many opportunities to network with current industry practitioners (this may be online, onsite or combination of the two), while topics covered in class ensure students are prepared both for interviews with employers and for self-employment.

LAMDA has an outstanding record in helping graduates to secure employment in the industry. Many start work immediately on graduating, helped by the contacts developed through the placements.

The Genesis LAMDA Network will place all graduating students with an industry mentor in their area, to help with the transition into the profession.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by LAMDA as part of the audition and selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. The Scholarship will cover course fees only and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

For more details on the course and how to apply for a place at LAMDA visit their website here.