Curricular Diversity | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Curricular Diversity

Central prides itself on its curriculum, which we regularly examine and revise to ensure that we consider issues of equality and diversity, as well as inclusivity, at all levels and in all courses.

While recognising the importance of historical tradition and practices, we believe that training students for world-leading roles in the creative and cultural industries and disciplines requires consideration of these crucial issues for today and the future.

We are not simply responsive to legislative duties, but seek to proactively promote equality, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations through the curriculum, regularly reviewing the management, design and delivery of learning, teaching and assessment so as to fundamentally incorporate equality and diversity.

Central’s curriculum places questions of equality and diversity at its very heart. In developing and adapting our courses, staff regularly consider both the importance of canonical texts as well as historically underrepresented groups. We believe that good pedagogy, like good theatre, is fundamentally connected to global citizenship in our diverse world and we seek to embed equality, diversity, and liberatory practices throughout all of our teaching in order to ensure a fair basis for all students and to develop world-leading artists and thinkers.

We recognise that definitions of diversity and equality are constantly changing and include race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, class, ability, age, and nationality, among other vectors; considering all of these across our courses we believe that we provide and open and inclusive environment best suited to produce 21st century leaders.