Connecting Communities with the Creative Industries

September 22nd, 2022

Anna McNamara (GSA) updates on a nationwide project to promote aspiration and access to the arts in Higher Education

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Tonic Event - Five Years on from #MeToo: What Next for Drama Schools? What do you make the priority?

July 6th, 2022

Gina Abolins from Tonic reports on their Five Years on from #MeToo event, which brought together the staff of drama schools, colleges and conservatoires across the country to reflect on what has changed since 2017, and to ask the question “what next?”

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Closure of ALRA

April 12th, 2022

The closure of ALRA

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UK Theatre 10 Principles

November 3rd, 2021

On Monday SOLT and UK Theatre released an updated version of their 10 Principles for creating safe and inclusive working spaces in the theatre industry, to help tackle bullying, harassment and discrimination.

The FDS, along with 20 other leading industry trade bodies, membership organisations, unions and members of AAPTLE, supports these Principles.

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Drama Training during a pandemic

October 16th, 2020

Sally Ann Gritton, Mountview’s Director of Academic Affairs and Head of Undergraduate Performance, tells us how Mountview adapted to lockdown, and outlines the ongoing ways in which the institution is adapting to current restrictions.

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How will technical theatre training look in the new Covid world?

September 21st, 2020

When we hit lockdown in March 2020, FDS Schools immediately cancelled their usual summer term productions and showcases. Teaching and learning moved online for the rest of the academic year with Zoom productions and virtual projects replacing normal activities; not just for performers but across all the production and technical arts students. GSA's Head of Technical Theatre Arts, Jo Franklin, looks at how technical training courses are adapting for the new academic year in our new Covid world.

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Federation of Drama Schools Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

April 9th, 2020

Defending, protecting and supporting our students, colleagues, institutions and the creative industries during this unprecedented time.

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Dublin Showcase 2019

November 26th, 2019

Charis McRoberts, graduate from Royal Birmingham School of Acting, shares her experience of the 2019 FDS Dublin showcase

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Report on the Joint FDS Audition with ALRA, DSL and Italia Conti (March 30th and 31st 2019)

June 6th, 2019

Report on the FDS joint Drama School Auditions in Newcastle and Doncaster

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Why do we charge audition fees?

June 6th, 2019

Students often ask why Drama Schools charge audition fees. Here we answer why these are charged and also discuss options for those that cannot afford these fees.

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