Programmes

LAMDA Workshops & Examinations


We are now accepting registrations for the 2023 – 2024 Season of LAMDA Workshops and Examinations!

Semester Two starts from January 23rd, 2024.
Weekly workshops are available for children aged 8 and above.


Click here to register online!


WHAT IS LAMDA?

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LAMDA or the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding organisations, offering examinations in communications and the performing arts for over 130 years.

These exams are designed to help members develop the skills necessary to communicate dramatic text to an audience, including interpretative skills, technical skills and knowledge of the performance process. All these skills enable members to grow in vocal and physical confidence, increase their self-expression and learn to work creatively with others.

The LAMDA qualifications are globally recognised and respected by schools and universities. For upper secondary school students, passing the Grade 6, 7 and 8 Examinations can be counted towards the UCAS point system when applying to universities in the UK.

Faust is a certified centre for the LAMDA Examinations (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). Our LAMDA Workshops will provide comprehensive training to young people aged 8 to 18 who are interested in taking the LAMDA examinations. Workshops will provide training in communications and dramatic performance through monologues, empowering students to deliver confident and engaging individual performances.

For more information on LAMDA, please visit https://www.lamda.ac.uk/lamda-exams.



HOW DOES IT WORK?

Semester Two runs from the week of January 23rd 2024 to the Exam Date, held in mid-May 2024 (11 weeks + Exam). Focus will be on exam preparation and practice leading up to the LAMDA examinations, scheduled to be held in mid-May 2024.

Each Semester, students are entered for a graded examination depending on their ability. During this time, each child works on two or three performance pieces (depending on their exam grade), each from a different play. They learn their monologues and then dedicate the rest of their time applying all of the knowledge they gained to each of their performances. Along the way, our leaders are there to help guide and encourage each student to bring their pieces to life in their own unique way whilst paying close attention to the LAMDA criteria.

A mock exam is arranged at least one week before the actual exam, which will take place towards the end of each semester.

Semester Two is open to students preparing for Grade 1 to Grade 6.

Grade 7 & 8 Examinations: Students taking Grade 7 or Grade 8 require two semesters of preparation, from September to May. Please contact us if your child is considering entering the Grade 7 or Grade 8 exam starting in September 2024.

Please Note
Members who join are required to have previous experience with acting examinations (LAMDA, Trinity, RADA, Hong Kong Speech Festival etc.), with proof of certification required. For LAMDA courses, there are higher expectations of personal study and rehearsal at home by participating students, as achieving a high mark is dependent on this. Please do not register if participating students do not have enough support in this area at home. While this is not a guarantee that they will achieve a high mark, it is the collective experience of the LAMDA teachers that rehearsals at home in between sessions make a significant difference and will increase students’ ownership and engagement with this course and qualification.

Newcomers, or those who have not done LAMDA with Faust previously, will be assessed for exam suitability.

This programme is not designed to teach students English. A fluency in English is required.

Mode of Instruction:
LAMDA Workshops will run in person. Should government guidelines restrict in-person workshops during this period, we will work online. While we prefer in-person workshops, the LAMDA examinations will be held remotely, so this procedure is a great opportunity for members to practice in a similar environment to the exams.


WHAT EXAMINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH FAUST?

Performance Exams

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE AND FEES

The upcoming semester of LAMDA workshops will start from January 2024 (with groups divided according to age) for members aged 8 to 18 to prepare them for LAMDA’s speech and drama exams.

All workshops will run at the Faust Studio, Sheung Wan. Our weekly LAMDA workshop schedule is as follows:

LAMDA Semester Two Workshop Schedule:

Tuesday – Grades 4 – 6 (5:45pm to 7:15pm)
Wednesday – Grades 1 - 3 (4:30pm to 6:00pm) & Grades 7 – 8 (6:00pm to 7:30pm)

Students can commence a LAMDA programme at any age over 8. Our qualified teachers will help determine the best starting point in terms of grade. We also welcome students who have started a LAMDA programme elsewhere and would now like to continue with their studies.


Fee:

$5,225 per semester (1.5 hours x 11 sessions)**

A 10% discount is available for current Faust members (those who are currently registered in a Faust Programme) and returning LAMDA students.

**The exam entrance fee is paid in addition to the semester fees


WHY TAKE A LAMDA EXAMINATION?

LAMDA qualifications add prestige and credibility to a student’s portfolio. The experience itself prepares student to be confident, self-reliant and skilful communicators with skills that can be transferred to other fields beyond theatre and performance.


HOW TO REGISTER?

Please click here to register.

For new members, please contact us to discuss the appropriate exam Grade for your child.


NEED HELP?

If you have any questions about our LAMDA Drama Workshops or the LAMDA Examinations, please contact Tess Polo at Tess.Polo@FaustWorld.com or call 2547 9114.