International Examinations

logo-1London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art examinations benchmark your performance and communication skills to international standards. The exams offer certified RQF achievement; recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual. 

Durban Actors Studio is the top LAMDA performance training facility in KZN; boasting 100% pass rate, with the majority of students achieving a distinction pass and commendation from LAMDA. 

Read more here: LAMDA Examinations – Brochure

Examination candidates attend weekly private training sessions to prepare one or multiple examinations, based on your area of interest.  Training is available in Acting, Musical Theatre, Mime, Shakespeare, Verse and Prose, Devising Drama, Public Speaking, Reading for Performance.

LAMDA Grading Guide 

The exam entry level will be chosen by Durban Actors Studio based on the students’ ability and performance maturity. Advancement to a higher grade is solely at the discretion of the studio – there is NO maximum entry age.

  • Pre-Level 1 – minimum age 6 (contact DAS for LAMDA examination entry for this age group)
  • Level 1 Beginner – minimum age 10
  • Level 2 Intermediate 
  • Level 3 Advanced 

LAMDA Exam training for 2018 will take place at 114 Intersite Avenue, Umgeni Business Park – near Makro.

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Level 1

Acting, Mime, Verse and Prose, Shakespeare

  • R 2,000 training fee
  • Exam fee billed separately
  • 9 x 30-minute weekly lessons per exam category
  • Latest registration: June

Level 2

Acting, Mime, Verse and Prose, Shakespeare

  • R 2,800 training fee
  • Exam fee billed separately
  • 9 x 50-minute weekly lessons per exam category
  • Latest registration: June

Level 3

Acting, Mime, Verse and Prose, Shakespeare

  • Price available on request
  • Latest registration: January
  • Contact the studio should you wish to be considered for a Level 3 exam

Level 1 

Musical Theatre

  • R 2,900 training fee 
  • Exam fee billed separately
  • 9 x 60-minute lessons, once a week
  • Latest registration: June

Level 2

Musical Theatre

  • R 5, 700 training fee
  • Exam fee billed separately
  • 18 x 60-minute lessons, once a week
  • Latest registration: April

Level 3

Musical Theatre

  • Price available on request
  • Latest registration: January
  • Contact the studio should you wish to be considered for a Level 3 exam

Budgeted 2018 Exam Costs

(to be added to the training costs)

Level 1 Grade 1  R     435.00
Grade 2  R      475.00
Grade 3  R      500.00
Level 2 Grade 4  R      600.00
Grade 5  R      680.00

Accreditation

LAMDA has been recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England, and the corresponding regulatory authorities in Wales (Qualification Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).

LAMDAs qualifications are credit-bearing qualifications and sit on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF). This allows for direct comparison between academic (ie GCSEs/A’Levels) and vocational qualifications (ie LAMDA qualifications). Comparison qualifications for LAMDA can be found in this table.