Central aims to train and educate its students to high levels of ability, through specialist courses that prepare them to shape the theatre and performance of tomorrow.
The student experience and a collaborative approach to learning are at the centre of Central’s mission; we aim to support all our students to become employable and successful in their careers. All our academic staff are dedicated to high quality teaching and research, and are experts in their own fields, bringing a wealth of industry experience.
By creating new challenges in our training environments, and establishing ourselves as world-leading centre for performance teaching and research excellence, we aspire to foster a climate of creativity, artistry and innovation.
Our teaching staff disseminate their work and expertise in many different ways: through both authored and edited books, performances, book chapters, journal articles, designs, productions, software, films, plays, translations, adaptations, masterclasses, and exhibitions.
Our Lecturers, Readers and Professors as well as the many Visiting Professionals that work with us, all contribute to an environment where excellence is our aim.
Central is a specialist college for the performing arts. We offer 14 MA/MFA courses and 3 undergraduate programmes, themselves comprising of 16 separate courses as well as a Research Degree programme and a range of Short Courses.