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London Dramatic Academy

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Sponsor: Fordham University

Location: London, England


The LDA Conservatory Acting Program is for study abroad students who wish to train as actors in London. The training is based on the curriculum and practices of the great British Classical training academies. The program has had a connection with RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) for many years and continues to benefit from contact with young graduates and shared faculty. Prospective candidates will be accepted by audition and recommendations. Being a theatre major is beneficial but not a requirement.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an Fordham University, London Dramatic Academy application by the program's deadline
  3. Complete an in-person or recorded audition

Languages: English


Shared rooms in apartment style flats shared with other students from U.S. institutions

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $33,992

Billed by Northwestern: $21,317

Estimated additional costs: $12,675

  • Housing & program fee: $6,500
  • Meals: $2,500
  • Airfare: $1,015
  • Local transportation: $800
  • Books & supplies: $200
  • Personal expenses: $1,500
  • GeoBlue: $160

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