Fees & Dates

Our 2 Year Diploma is full time running for 32 weeks per year over six terms. 

Classes run from approximately 9.30am till 5.15pm 5 days a week (this may change up to 45 minutes either way). You may be required to come into school on some evenings, weekends or bank holidays and will be expected to read scripts in your spare time.   

  • Course Fees
  • Term Dates

Audition Fee: £47.50 non-refundable, payable upon application.

Course Fee: £8,500+VAT per year (VAT of £1,700) TOTAL fees due: £10,200 per year

Deposit: £1000 payable upon acceptance of a place (included as part of the total fees).

  • These fees relate to sterling transactions only. For non-sterling payments please add the equivalent of £20GBP to cover bank charges and administration costs.

  • VAT will be charged in accordance with government legislation at the time of invoicing. Current rate is 20%.

  • The costs of most play texts and sheet music are included in the fees. You will be sent a reading and equipment list before the start of the course with certain compulsory purchases you must buy separately.

  • If you attend one of our Short Courses and subsequently attend the Two Year Diploma in Professional Acting Course, you are entitled to a £400 discount on your fees.

International Students are charged the same fees as UK nationals but we require 50% of fees to be paid by 1st of June (1 Year Course) and 1st of August (2 Year Course)

2017 entry

Year 1 Winter Term: Monday 23 October 2017 - Friday 15 December 2017

Year 1 Spring Term: Monday 08 January 2018 - Friday 30 March 2018

Year 1 Summer Term: Monday 30 April 2018 - Saturday 21 July 2018

Year 2 Winter Term: Monday 22 October 2018 - Friday 14 December 2018

Year 2 Spring Term: Monday 14 January 2019 - Friday 29 March 2019

Year 2 Summer Term: Monday 29 April 2019 - Sunday 28 July 2019

please note that term dates may be subject to change

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Key Facts

  • Start Date: Monday 23rd October 2017
  • End Date: Sunday 28th July 2019
  • Course Fee: £8,500+vat per year
  • Audition Fee: £47.50
  • Certificate of Study: Vocational Diploma in Professional Acting
  • Academic Qualification: Level 5 Trinity College Diploma in Professional Acting (optional)
  • Accreditation: Drama UK
  • Career Launch: Showcase, Ensemble Performance, Graduation Show

Ana Torre

2YR Professional Acting 2015

I had the most amazing time at DSL and I feel that I am leaving thoroughly prepared for the challenges ahead of me. The amount of support I received from the teachers throughout was incredible and I'll never be able to thank them enough.

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