1 Fulbright/John Wood LAMDA Award in Classical Acting
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFall Start
The Fulbright John Wood LAMDA Award covers the one-year classical acting master’s degree offered by the institution.
John Wood CBE (1930-2011) was considered one of the greatest stage actors of the last century. His distinguished career included many performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the National Theatre.
He won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties and numerous other distinctions, including an Olivier Award nomination for the role of AE Houseman in Stoppard’s Invention of Love.
A world class drama school and educational charity, LAMDA delivers exceptional vocational training in the performing arts. Founded in 1861 as the London Academy of Music, it was the first such institution to offer acting tuition – defining LAMDA’s ongoing role as a pioneer in its field.
Challenging and intense, the MA in Classical Acting is for international actors who wish to develop their craft through an in-depth exploration of the classics. For those eligible to work in the USA, it culminates in industry showcases in Los Angeles and New York.
Applicants must submit their university applications as early as possible, ideally before December 15, 2021, in order to arrange for auditions. Successful semi-finalists will be required to audition for LAMDA in the US in January-February 2022.
Please note: this course is under review at the moment and applicants should expect changes to the course structure.
Grant Length: 10 months.
Master's programs in the UK may last up to one year (and in rare circumstances, 2 years). Unless otherwise stated, funding is provided for the first year of the degree - although the grant period is 10 months, tuition waivers cover the entire first year and student visas are not impacted by grant length.
Stipend amounts are set and do not change based on length of the degree.
The Commission is seeking applicants who demonstrate:
- Rigor in scholarly enquiry and academic or professional excellence;
- Strong reasons for wishing to pursue the proposed project in the UK and at a particular institution;
- A desire to gain a better understanding of the peoples and cultures of their host country;
- Commitment to the community through volunteer and extra-curricular activities;
- Flexibility and dynamism necessary for active involvement in the host country.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation and must apply for admission according to the relevant university’s admissions procedures. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at time of application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by the chosen institution before arrival.
Applicants will complete two applications, the Fulbright application and the university’s application (according to the university’s admissions procedures). Applicants must submit their university applications as early as possible, ideally before December 15, 2021, in order to arrange for auditions. Successful semi-finalists will be required to audition for LAMDA in January-February 2022. The Fulbright Program does not cover the application fee for the university nor travel costs for auditions.
Tuition for the first year of study will be waived internally by the host university.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
The following applicants are ineligible for consideration: applicants who have extensive previous experience in the UK, applicants whose proposals are to complete any part of a medical degree, including internships or residencies, or applicants who hold a Ph.D. at the time the grant is to begin.
Applicants who have previously spent time at their selected university will be at a competitive disadvantage.
Applicants who have spent six or more months in the host country in the year prior to the grant are ineligible for consideration.
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select the specific award you are applying for from the drop down menu.
Applicants must select Arts as the Grant Category and submit supplemental arts materials.
- Full tuition waiver for the first year of study
- £16,500 living stipend (a contribution towards general maintenance costs including airfare).
The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.
Based on university partner feedback, select semi-finalist applicants will be interviewed mid-February to early March. Interviews will take place via video conferencing.