Location : London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts 155 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA
Phone : + 44 (0)20 8834 0500
Website : www.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 2019 - 17 July 2021.
In their first year, students are given a thorough grounding in 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 and AutoCAD.
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 public productions in the second and third terms.
In their second year, students undertake senior production roles on LAMDA shows staged for key industry figures and members of the public in LAMDA’s three performance spaces. Some of these productions may also tour to venues across the UK and overseas. 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 10 to 12 weeks of work-based learning, a senior production role on a number of public LAMDA productions and a self-directed project.
Professional Preparation Throughout the course, students are prepared for a career in the industry. Two work placements offer students professional experience in an area of their choice. LAMDA is currently the only UK drama school to offer two placements as standard. There are many opportunities to network with current industry practitioners, while topics covered in class ensure students are prepared both for interviews with employers and for self-employment.
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. Graduates' roles included Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Lighting Operator and Lighting Programmer in West End and off-West End productions, and Production Assistant for a major BBC production.
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/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.