The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Back in February I went to Seattle to audition for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. After the audition I was told that I would be getting a result of my audition in March. It was a long wait but while in Utah I received an e-mail. The e-mail said that I was not accepted into the one, two, or three year courses that I had auditioned for. However, it went on to say that the judge was impressed by my audition and felt that I would benefit from studying with them. The year long courses are primarily reserved for third year college students and the three year is extremely hard to get into. So!!! They asked me to be recalled for the Autumn Single Semester Study Abroad Program. I sent an e-mail back asking to be recalled for it. I wasn’t expecting anything to come from the audition so when I got the e-mail I was really excited. Then today I got another e-mail….. I have been accepted to attend LAMDA for four months in September!!!! I will be studying classical acting-Shakespeare and his contemporaries!!!!

This is the Letter:

“Dear Bryant

I am writing to inform you that your application to the LAMDA Autumn Single Semester course 2009 has been successful.

Entry to LAMDA is highly competitive so congratulations on achieving the place.

The offer pack will be mailed to you shortly.

Please remember to update your account online with any changes to your contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you to LAMDA.

Best wishes

Jo Butterworth
LAMDA Admissions

The structure of the training is similar to that undertaken on the One Year Classical Acting Course, with a minimum of 35 hours of practical class per week

You will be trained in the same way and by the same faculty as students on longer courses at LAMDA. It will be very exacting and exhausting. A minimum of 35 hours of practical work (Monday-Friday with some weekends and evening work) based on the three central elements of our training: acting (including improvisation), movement (including movement theatre, clown and historic dance) and voice (including poetry, prose, solo and choral singing). Work is conducted in small groups as well as on a one-to-one basis. All classes are compulsory. It is a typical British Conservatoire programme.

There will be opportunities to attend West End productions and experience the variety that London theatre has to offer. There will be a visit to Stratford upon Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace to see the work of the Royal Shakespeare Company first-hand. You will also be encouraged to take “

I am REALLY EXCITED. Tuition is a little expensive, but I think its manageable.

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