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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ALRA Professional Acting Courses are practical, vocational courses led by highly skilled tutors. Students at ALRA learn acting strategies and techniques for theatre, screen and microphone from week one of their training.

In year 3, BA students perform in at least three public productions, audition to a panel of acting agents and casting directors, work with a casting director to present a Showcase to Industry Professionals and receive diverse lectures, from keeping accounts to finding an agent.

There are many drama degrees and acting courses available at colleges in London and Manchester. As there is such a diverse range of specialist performing arts courses it’s important that you choose the right one to suit you.

ALRA offers diverse, practical training in all aspects of acting from the very first term. Our auditions are fully inclusive and reflect our ethos of ensemble practice and peer support.

Please read through the course content and audition guide before you apply and come to one of our Open Days to get a taste of what life at ALRA is like.

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.

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.