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The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama is a higher education institution in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 2001 to bring together a number of schools providing higher-level vocational training in the performing arts. There are six member schools and two affiliate schools. These are:
- Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol
- Central School of Ballet in London
- London Contemporary Dance School
- National Centre for Circus Arts in London
- Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds
- Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
The Conservatoire offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses including dance (ballet, contemporary, choreography), drama (acting, directing, writing), production arts (stage and screen), and circus arts.
Each of the Conservatoire schools is a separate and distinct institution that employs its own teaching staff and remains legally autonomous. At the same time, students are registered jointly with the Conservatoire and the individual school.
The Conservatoire operates through a series of committees and working groups to determine policy for the schools as a whole. The schools themselves are involved at every level of deliberation within the Conservatoire, enabling them to share knowledge and expertise for the benefit of staff, students and the wider creative world that they serve.
The Conservatoire was placed eighth in the Guardian's University Guide 2019: Drama & Dance table.
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