ALRA Acting Schools in London & Manchester

ALRA Acting Courses | List of entry requirements

  • Three Year Acting BA (Hons) / Three Year Acting Diploma

    Selection is made by audition. 

    In addition you must be:

        • 18 years old at the start of the course, although we positively welcome older students
        • Fluent English – if English is not your first language (B2 CEFR or 7.5 TEEP)

    β€œThe provision for students is outstanding. The curriculum is well integrated in providing professional training for actors for radio, film, television and theatre.”
    OFSTED 2012

  • Applied Creative Movement Outline Advanced Diploma

    Selection is made by interview.

    Suitable candidates will be interested in developing clarity in their practice, confidence in their facilitation and experience in developing cohesive project designs, pitches and evaluations.

    The aim of the course is to provide learners with near industry experience that equips them with vocational skills relevant for seeking employment as a movement facilitator in participatory departments of artistic venues, social and educational settings.

    All candidates must either hold a BA in a relevant discipline or have proven professional experience equipping them for the learning experiences on the course. A detailed course break down is available at interview.

    To apply please fill in the standard ALRA application form and also send a statement of interest and CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • MA Professional Acting

    Selection is made by audition. 
    See Audition Guidelines (How to Apply)

    It is expected that you will have:

    • an undergraduate degree or equivalent, or considerable work/life experience could be taken into consideration; we would ask you to attend an intensive preliminary course.
    • If English is not your first language you must be fluent in English -. (B2 CEFR or 7.5 TEEP.)
  • 15 Month Diploma in Acting

    Selection is made by audition. 
    See Audition Guidelines (How to Apply)

    • If English is not your first language you must be fluent in English -. (B2 CEFR or 7.5 TEEP.)
  • Foundation Acting Course (Part-Time)

    Selection is made by audition. 

        • Applicants are selected on the basis of their aptitude and ability to contribute to and successfully complete the qualification.
        • You must be at least 17 years old at the start of the course, although ALRA welcomes older students, especially those who are thinking about a career change.

    Auditions for the Foundation Acting course take place throughout the year, and more audition dates are confirmed throughout the year.

  • Foundation Acting Course (Full-Time)

    Selection is made by audition. 

    Applicants should be 17 on enrolment (by the end of August just before the course commences). We also welcome the older student, especially those who are thinking about a career change. You don't need any formal qualifications but those seeking to pursue a University place will need a Level 3 qualification and should seek further advice.

    International applicants:

    Entry on this course will not entitle applicants to a student visa. Prospective students must have valid entry rights to study in the UK. ALRA welcomes applications from international candidates whose written and spoken English is of a level appropriate to professional actor training. This will be assessed at audition.

  • Stage Management & Technical Theatre

    Selection is made on the basis of interview.

    Normal entry requirements also include:

    • One A level, a BTEC National Diploma or GNVA in an area Performing Arts or Technical Theatre.
    • Applicants must have at least 100 UCAS points. However, ALRA may also consider applicants with an exceptional level of practical ability or past work experience in the field.
    • You must be at least 18 years old at the start of the course and ALRA welcomes the older student, especially those who are thinking about a career change.
    • Candidates for whom English is not a first language are required to demonstrate a level of fluency appropriate to professional training.
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