Term Dates 2020/2021

Induction Week
28th Sep - 2nd Oct
Autumn Term
5th Oct - 18th Dec
Spring Term
11th Jan - 26th Mar
Summer Term
26th Apr - 16th Jul

These are the 1st year of the Three Year Acting Course dates. Other course dates may slightly vary so please check the course pages.

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We apply the same professional standards to all our courses. We offer both a BA Degree and a Level 6 route to training and ensure all our classes from singing, musical theatre and acting to lessons in dance, movement and voice are fit for purpose.

More importantly we ensure that when you have completed your drama training you have the skills and ability to move to the next level of study or enter the profession.

Foundation Acting

Our Foundation acting course will get you ready for Drama School auditions. It is equally useful as an introduction to higher level theatre training at accredited acting schools or drama courses at universities.

Foundation Acting Diploma

ALRA's Foundation Diploma in Acting gives students a real insight into conservatoire actor training and preparation for working in the industry. It is beneficial for those wishing to pursue professional training at a higher level.

Professional Acting Courses

ALRA students follow the BA or MA programmes set out on this website. Additionally, those students in receipt of a DaDA will receive the relevant Trinity College qualification.

Of the many performing arts courses and acting classes available, the ALRA acting degrees are highly regarded by industry and educational organisations. Our standards are high and we are regularly assessed by our awarding bodies to ensure quality and maintain exacting standards.

The ALRA ethos of inclusivity and ensemble working is evident from our auditions all the way through to the showcases and potential casting calls at the end of the courses.

ALRA students are disciplined, respectful, generous and determined. Several of our students have won prestigious awards and our Alumni are active and supportive.

BA (Hons) Acting

The BA (Hons) Acting programme of study is suitable for those determined to become professional actors working in today’s Theatre, Screen and Audio industries. Combining practical actor training with theoretical study and research methodologies, this vocational course aims to equip you to operate effectively in a highly competitive artistic industry.

Postgraduate Acting Courses

ALRA postgraduate degrees consist of modules that cover acting styles and techniques for theatre, film, TV and radio.

ALRA offers a comprehensive training and is one of the accredited drama schools recognised by the Federation of Drama Schools. Of the many performing arts courses and acting classes available, the ALRA acting degrees are highly regarded by industry and educational organisations.

Our standards are high and we are regularly assessed by our awarding bodies to ensure quality and maintain exacting standards.

These masters courses require a strong professional focus, a good level of stamina and a very high level of commitment. We welcome all applicants and typical students are those with some performance experience or those seeking a career change.

You don’t necessarily need to have recently completed a degree course to apply but an elevated level of maturity and experience is required from anyone wishing to join one of our postgraduate courses.

International students are welcome. If you are thinking of studying acting abroad in London or Manchester please read the relevant guidelines.

MA Professional Acting

The ALRA MA Professional Acting Course (15 months) is a full time actor training programme that has three taught terms followed by two performance terms; including two theatre productions (one in collaboration with a professional Theatre Company), recording a film and showcases in both London and Manchester.