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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

 http://www.cssd.ac.uk

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1906
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Art institutes
    • Specialization:
    • Theatre/Drama School 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 62-64 Eton Avenue, London, England, United Kingdom
    • Phone:
    • +442077228183
    • Setting:
    • Rural

The History of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama was founded in 1906 to offer a new form of training in speech and drama for young actors and other students. It became a constituent of the University of London in 2005. It is widely regarded as one of the top drama training institutions for those wishing to work in the theatre-related industries.

In addition to being an acting school, the Central School of Speech & Drama offers training and education in a broad range of vocational and applied theatre specialties available such as acting, voice studies, producing, design for the stage, applied theatre & education, drama and movement therapy, lighting design and production, media and drama education, musical theatre, performance arts, prop making, puppetry, scenic art, scenic construction, costume construction, scenography, set design, theatre sound, stage management, technical and production management, directing and writing.

Academic Highlights

In addition to being an acting school, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama offers training and education in a broad range of vocational and applied theatre specialties available, providing courses in acting, voice studies, producing, design for the stage, costume design, applied theatre & education, drama, and movement therapy, lighting design, and production, media, and drama education, musical theatre, performance arts, prop making, puppetry, scenic art, scenic construction, costume construction, scenography, set design, theatre sound, stage management, technical and production management, directing and writing.

Life in The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

At Central, we put your future career at the heart of everything we do, and when you leave, you’ll be a specialist in your subject – with the preparation you’ll need to get work in a fast-moving performing arts industry.

School Ranking

The Arts, Drama & Music League Table, in which Central ranks 3rd overall, provides rankings of the specialist colleges and conservatories that do not appear in the main University League Table.

Admissions

All applications must be made online via the UK’s nationwide Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). We are not able to receive or consider applications made directly to the School. The UCAS code for The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is C35 and individual course codes are listed on the course pages. Please ensure that you use the correct coding for your chosen course. Applicants for the BA (Hons) Acting courses (Acting, Acting [CDT] and Acting [Musical Theatre]) will automatically be considered for all three courses from one application, so do not use separate UCAS choices for each of the Acting courses as you will still only get one audition. You do not need a campus code for applications to Central.

Notable Alumni

Sidney Edmond Jocelyn “Joss” Ackland,  is an English actor who has appeared in more than 130 film and television roles. Paul Bailey (British writer) , British writer and critic. Michael Cacoyannis ; was a Greek Cypriot filmmaker, best known for his 1964 film Zorba the Greek.

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