LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts)
Research for Entrepreneurship Training at LAMDA
This project involves research to interrogate the enterprise and professional development tools provided by LAMDA and other organisations in order to develop a programme of entrepreneurship training suitable specifically for LAMDA students and graduates.
It has become increasingly evident over the past ten years that the creative industries are not only thriving but evolving; as such, graduates are having to look at their careers in new ways, ways in which they must be proactive and confident to create their own work and opportunities, and develop a portfolio career.
The research will find out what LAMDA students and graduates need in order to set up and sustain careers in the creative industries. It will explore what enterprise and professional development tools are currently provided by LAMDA and other organisations; the potential career paths of its alumni; and, how best to prepare them for the industry that they enter into.
The goal is that all students benefit from this research – actors, directors and technicians – helping them to develop an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset.