One of the Top 5 Best Acting Schools in the World

“The School is at the forefront of professional training for actors.”

Ofsted (2011)

The Oxford School of Drama is the youngest of the accredited drama schools. We have achieved phenomenal success in our short 28–year history and continue to dedicate ourselves to vocational training for actors.

Here you can expect over thirty five tutor-led hours of training per week, taught by actors and directors who believe in the profession and in your ambition to be part of it. We accept people who are highly motivated, prepared to meet the challenge and who are flexible and open to the changing needs of the industry.

Graduate News

  • Abram Rooney makes his debut on the big screen in Pride.
  • Ritu Arya and William Reay star in The Collector which won a Fringe First at Edinburgh Festival,
  • Naveed Khan appears in Pitcairn directed by Max Stafford-Clark at Chichester Festival Theatre.
  • Tim van Eyken is in Shakespeare in Love in the West End.
  • Sophie Cookson plays a leading role, alongside Colin Firth, in the much-heralded feature film Kingsmen: The Secret Service.
  • Robert Nairne is filming the second series of Sky Atlantic's Penny Dreadful.
  • Tom Gibbons is playing the regular character Jonny in BBC Radio 4's The Archers.
  • Anna Walton plays the lead in the horror film Soulmate.
  • Charity Wakefield played the lead in the feature film Scar Tissue.
  • Mark Strepan plays Will Whittaker in Channel 4's series The Mill.
  • Lydia Bewley plays regular character, Metella, in ITV2's Plebs.
Abram Rooney makes his debut on the big screen in Pride.
Abram Rooney to debut in Pride.

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Funding for One Year and Three Year Courses for entry September 2015

Grants (not loans) are available for students to study at The Oxford School of Drama through the Dance and Drama Award (DaDA) Scheme. The DaDA Scheme provides a number of scholarships which pay students’ course fees and in addition provides a maintenance grant of up to £4,550 each year to help with students’ living costs.

The amount of money available for student scholarships varies from school to school. If you read our Ofsted report you will see that we have a high level of funding - last year 67% of our One Year and Three Year course students had a scholarship.

All UK/EU students on our One Year and Three Year Acting courses are eligible for DaDA funding which is means-tested to ensure that the highest quality vocational training is available to all students, whatever their financial background. In addition students can access Professional and Career Development Loans.

From September 2014 students 24 years and over will receive financial assistance in the form of a loan. Please see Funding and Fees for further information.