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Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Central stands at the forefront of training and research in the Dramatic Arts. Graduate employment statistics are amongst the highest in our sector, and our research has been assessed by HEFCE as ‘World Leading’ making Central unique in the realm of drama conservatoires.
The quality of teaching at Central is at an exceptional level; all lecturers are experts in their own fields and bring a wealth of industry experience, offering students a unique opportunity to gain a high-quality education, balanced with the very best industry knowledge. Central offers a broad range of Masters courses including, Applied Theatre, Creative Producing, Movement: Directing and Teaching and of course Acting, many of which are also available as an MFA. Students are also fortunate enough to have over 400 visiting industry professionals working with them each year to support the teaching staff. It is, therefore, no surprise to see Central graduates working in film, television, theatre, exhibitions and live events across the world.
The 244 seat Embassy Theatre, located in the heart of Central, is fully equipped to industry standard and hosts many of our regular public performances. Our facilities are widely regarded to be exemplary with lighting and sound studios, movement studios, rehearsal and performance spaces as well as dedicated technical workshops for costume, set design, props and scenic construction and scenic art. Central has also had a new £16.7 million development which includes a courtyard theatre, sound studio, dedicated dance and movement studio as well as two further all-purpose studios.
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Judi Dench, Laurence Olivier, Riz Ahmed, Kit Harrington, Harold Pinter, Tim Crouch, Graham Norton, Andrew Garfield, Jim Cartwright, Cicely Berry, Gareth Fry.
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