All drama schools will have different entry requirements, so you should check the website of the ones you are interested in for more information. Most of them will want experience and a basic knowledge of theatre.
In the UK, a lot of the schools don't require any formal qualifications. However, it is important to check as some of them do!
Getting into drama school is a challenging process, the number of people applying is very high and the spaces are limited. To get into a drama school you have to work hard and be prepared to face criticism and rejection.
The first step is to do a lot of research. Drama schools are very different from universities and although two schools may offer the same course - they are likely to approach it in different ways. When researching you should make a list of the schools and courses that interest you. After that take your time looking into each of the schools and courses on your list. Go on forums and try talking to current students, ask them questions about the course, what it's like at the school etc. Try to go along to open days to get a feel for the school. After that, you should have a good idea of what sort of places you want to apply to. It's a good idea to apply to a few schools so you have plenty of back up plans - but remember each one will charge you audition/interview fees so keep that in mind.
For actors, the process of getting into drama school can be tough. Your research should have prepared you for what to expect and you'll be given guidelines on what you need to do for the auditions. The key is to practice your monologues, the more time you spend on them the less you have to worry about on the day. It is okay to be nervous, they'll expect it, but they'll also want you to prove that you have talent and can work through your nerves to put on a performance.
Technical students have an interview giving you one chance to convince the panel that they should take you. Again, they'll expect some nerves but most of them are very friendly and will make you feel at ease. Most places will ask you to bring along past examples of work you've done - usually as a portfolio. Make sure it's your best work and that you've double and tripled checked it for any obvious mistakes as the panel will probably spot them right away. If you're taking along a model box, prop or any type of design - be prepared to answer any questions they might have on it. You should know your designs inside and out. You should also make sure you have a basic knowledge as you never know what you'll be asked and you don't want to be caught out.
Most drama schools want their students to have experience yes. However, that experience doesn't need to come from working professionally for years. A lot of them will take on people who have only acted in schools and amateur theatre groups - so long as you're talented and have a passion.
There are no high school requirements for becoming an actress but taking Drama or Theater would probably help. Also acting classes would be beneficial.
In Birmingham, there is one drama school called the Birmingham School of Acting. There are countless drama schools in London. Before applying to any of them you should do a lot of research into the schools, courses and requirements.
modern day,you have to have finished high school
To sign up for the Yale University's School of Drama, one needs to be a graduate with some knowledge in the fields of acting, design, directing, dramatic criticism, stage management, technical design, etc.
Yale School of Drama
Most drama clubs perform school plays, usually after school hours.
Academy Drama School was created in 1985.
Goodman School of Drama was created in 1925.
Yale School of Drama was created in 1924.
The New School for Drama was created in 2005.
National School of Drama was created in 1959.
A high school diploma or a general educational equivalency diploma