List Of Drama Schools In South Africa

A drama school, stage school or theatre school is an undergraduate and/or graduate school or department at a college or university; or a free-standing institution (such as the Drama section at the Juilliard School); which specializes in the pre-professional training in drama and theatre arts, such as acting, design and technical theatre, arts administration, and related subjects.

Below is the list of Drama Schools in South Africa

Rhodes University Drama School

Oakfields College

Actor Training Workshop

Waterfront Theatre School


National School of the Arts

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy

Tshwane University of Technology Drama School

The Independent Theatre Movement of South Africa

Art of Acting Studio

First Physical Theater School

City Varsity, South Africa

Durban University of Technology

What subjects are needed for drama?

To get on to a relevant degree or diploma you may need 5 GCSEs A-C, including maths and English and at least two A levels. A level drama or theatre studies is desirable, but not essential. The most relevant vocational course would be a BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts.

Where can I study acting in South Africa?

You might some of our tips and advice helpful on how to choose the right acting schools in South Africa to look at.

  • City Varsity, South Africa.
  • First Physical Theater School.
  • Helen O Gradys Drama Academy.
  • The National School of the Arts, South Africa.
  • The Playhouse.
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal.
  • The Waterfront Theatre School.

Can I study acting without matric?

Here is a list of accredited distance learning colleges where you can study without matric: At Skills Academy you can study the following courses without Matric: Bookkeeping and Accounting Studies. Policing, Forensics and Investigation Studies.

How long is drama school?

Common options include drama, set design, playwriting, film, theater, television, acting, directing and more. Most master’s degrees taken through colleges and universities take up to three years to complete; for master’s degrees at performing arts schools, three to four years is standard.

What qualifications do you need to be an actor?

There are no formal education requirements to become an actor but a bachelor’s degree in theater arts, drama, acting and performing, may be helpful in learning technical skills. Experience is of great importance in this career, as experience leads to bigger and higher paying roles.

What is the salary of actors?

Averages. Actors earned a mean $33.82 per hour as of May 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, wages could range from below $8.79 hourly to above $90 per hour.