Before you apply
If you would like to make the decision to apply please contact:
Sabina Antal for the application form and the policies and procedures.
phone: 212 636 7135
fax: 212 636 7382
Entry to the London Dramatic Academy is usually limited to 24 in each semester, Fall and Spring.
AUDITIONS – PLEASE NOTE
Starting with the 2008-09 academic year, the London Dramatic
Academy will require an individual audition as part of the
application process. This component may be accomplished in one
of three ways, listed below in descending preferential order.
1. A direct audition and interview with the Artistic Director of the London Dramatic Academy. These will be held in a number of pre-announced US locations or, when possible, in the student’s own college.
2.A direct audition and interview with an official representative of the Artistic Director of the London Dramatic Academy. These auditions will be scheduled in a variety of locations, with the listings posted in a timely fashion.
3. A DVD recording of high quality, showing the applicant performing a piece no longer than 2 ½ minutes. This recording should also include the applicant’s response to the question: Why do you wish to attend the London Dramatic Academy?
All personal auditions will include a ten-minute interview with the Artistic Director of the London Dramatic Academy or his representative. DVD audition submissions will be followed by a telephone interview with the Artistic Director.
Any extract, no longer than 2 ½ minutes in length, chosen from any of Shakespeare’s plays excepting Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night.
The choice should be made from parts for which the applicant might currently be cast; therefore, care should be taken to avoid the great dramatic roles such as Lear, Othello, Macbeth, Cleopatra, etc. Given the myriad possibilities, it is always advisable to choose a part less, rather than more, familiar.
Please note that students must meet the minimum academic requirements
for admission to LDA before an audition will be scheduled.
The entire application must be completed and received in New York by the fixed deadline. This includes recommendations and official transcript.
Fall semester / Academic Year: March 15
Spring semester: October 15
Both the International Study Abroad Programs office at Fordham and the London Dramatic Academy itself will do everything to help the whole process of application and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
New York: 212 636 7714
London: +44 207 242 7004 (Please note: the UK is 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard time)