READ College - the UK's leading Foundation Courses for the Performing Arts
Welcome to READ College – the UK’s leading Performing Arts Foundation College
Now entering our 10th year, READ College – based in Reading, UK – has an industry-leading graduate success rate, exceptional exam results and an ethos of supporting talented young people from all backgrounds.
We have 4 full time courses at READ, to help get you to where you want to be:
- 1 Year Foundation Course in Acting
- 1 Year Foundation Course in Musical Theatre
- 2 Year Vocational Sixth Form in Acting
- 2 Year Vocational Sixth Form in Musical Theatre
Where is READ College
We are based in Reading, UK, just about 30 minutes from London, and our building is a stunning 19th century listed church. We’re 12 minutes by public transport from Reading centre, right by a beautiful park, and a 5 minute walk from halls of residence and lots of other student housing. Find out more about our Location and Accommodation by clicking HERE
Why a Foundation Course at READ College?
Our Foundation Courses in Musical Theatre and Acting had 100% graduate success rates in 2017, with READ students now at almost every major Dance and Drama College in London and across the UK. You can find out more about our graduate destinations by clicking HERE. With ten years of excellence, small class sizes, expert tutors and funding available to help you through your training, there are simply no other Foundation Courses that get close!
Sixth Form at READ College
Our Sixth Form Courses in Acting and Musical Theatre also have 100% success rates since the courses started, and our artistic standards are matched by the academic results that our students also achieve. Study for the equivalent of 3 A-Levels whilst being in professional vocational training!
Find out more…
Please take some time to explore the READ College website and find out why we are the UK’s leading Foundation College for the Performing Arts. Here are some pointers to get you on your way:
- About our full-time courses
- READ College as a charity, and our ethos of supporting disadvantaged young people
- Our graduate destinations
- Our teaching faculty
- Apply now!
Our mission statement at READ College
“We will produce professional, well trained students, with knowledge of all aspects of their industry, and we aim to give young people the best start to their career by preparing them to audition for further training and by forming links with industry professionals. We will provide young people with the tools to enable them to manage themselves in further training both personally and professionally, and as a college we aim to constantly develop and innovate.”