The Federation of Drama Schools partners are institutions that provide conservatoire based vocational training for those who want to be professional performers, theatre makers and technical theatre practitioners. The courses they offer are for the most part for students of 18 years and over, who have completed their school level education, and provide Higher education qualifications- but there are also short courses and other programmes to check out.
Many Federation schools offer a wide variety of courses for those interested in offstage roles – including design, stage and production management to writing and directing. They are also individual in terms of particular ethos and approaches- there is no ‘set’ programme or course of studies, just as there is no ‘fixed’ ideal of what characteristics make a great performance maker.
All member schools do adhere to shared principles and hallmarks that underpin their training programmes. These hallmarks outline the key elements of a professional training experience and are what you should expect from any HE course that is intended to prepare you for a professional career throughout the performance industries. Training in one of our schools is likely to be intensive, practical and challenging and will provide you with the skills for a long term and sustainable career.