International Examinations

logo-1Durban Actors Studio IS the top London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) training facility in KZN; boasting 100% pass rate, with the majority of students achieving a distinction pass and commendation from LAMDA. 

LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding organisations, LAMDA, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. They have been offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years. In this time, their qualifications have helped hundreds of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills. LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual. LAMDA examinations benchmark talent to an international level, offering UK certification for all work undertaken.

A LAMDA examination benchmarks and advances an individual’s skills to international standards and in the process, students can end the year having attained an RQF certification in a performance and/or communication field.

Students can enter one or multiple examinations based on their area of interest and future goals. We provide training in Acting, Musical Theatre, Mime, Shakespeare, Verse and Prose, Devising Drama, Reading for Performance.

LAMDA Grading Guide (NB: grading based on ability NOT age – min age 10, no max age)

  • Level 1 Beginner (exam grades 1 to 3); Level 2 Intermediate (exam grades 4 to 5); Level 3 Advanced (exam grades 6 to 8)
    • Your first exam grade will be set by Durban Actors Studio – advancement to higher grades is at the discretion of the studio

Registration 

  • Click the button below to register for a 2018 LAMDA examination

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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 3,200 training fee
  • Exam fee billed separately
  • 9 x 30-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: May

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

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.