As an international, you can choose between attending a physical audition in Copenhagen or submitting a recorded audition.
Physical audition takes place in small groups due to the pendemic.

One Year International Diploma in Speech and Drama (IDSD)

The Copenhagen Film & Theatre School (KFTS), offers a 33-week, comprehensive Speech and Drama course, that is challenging and uncompromising. It is intensive in nature, and designed to free your expression, liberate your voice, and introduce you to the acting techniques best suited for film and theatre. The course is a step-by-step process that continues from September to June designed to expand your range, versatility and culminates in a final stage production and showing of your film work.

Unique to KFTS is our coaching program. To underpin and support the teaching within the course, the curriculum includes a professional personal coaching strategy that runs seamlessly alongside the acting education. This is to allow the student to get the best value from their time at the school, and create powerful personal communication, and a liberating self-awareness.

The KFTS aim, is to transform and enhance the individual talents of the student by developing the voice and body, imagination and personal expression From day one and you will be taught by, and collaborating with recognized teachers, actors and film theatre directors from the Danish and international arts industry. They exist within and work with the 6 core principles of the school:

tried and tested acting techniques for film, theatre and movement.

new approaches to drama that keep the school up to date.

we employ only the best teachers with real experience in the performing arts industry.

our collaborative partners strongly further the school’s reputation, network and are real contenders within the industry.

workable methodologies that allow a student to let go of that which holds them back in order to create stronger artistic and learning potentials.

vital PR, and time management skills necessary to understand what it takes to succeed in the film and theatre industry.

Our facilities include studio’s, edit suites, a café and ‘Blackstage’, a fully functional theatre. We are situated in the heart of Nørrebro café milleau with a strong connection into the Danish and International film and theatre industry.

The course runs from September to June, operates full-time from Monday to Friday with an average of 25 hours of teaching per week. The education is very ‘live’ and we stress practical exposure to audiences and a realistic approach to being an actor. During your time at the school you will participate in at least 3 films and perform a minimum of 6 times for audiences.

The modules of the course are as follows.


Voice Production
  • Recitation for film and theatre
Method Acting
  • Meisner Technique
  • Classical Acting
Physical Theatre training
Stage Fighting
  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Devising and Devised theatre
  • Public Speaking
  • Personal Coaching

Duration and cost

The course runs from September to June, operates full-time from Monday to Friday with an average of 25 hours of teaching per week for 33 weeks.

The teaching happen mainly during daytime. From 10-15 at the school. All extra times for performances and rehearsals will be given on admission.

Cost: DKK49.500,- (6.600,- euro) payable as a whole or installments.

How to apply?

To apply for the course you need to attend our audition held each year in spring and summer. Following the link to sign up.

There is a fee of DKK 300,- (40,- euro) for the audition (also for recorded audition)

Important information: The Danish state has tighten the rules for non-eu-citizens so as a private school we cannot help with permission to be in Denmark and the practicalities surrounding this.

It is possible to apply via a recorded audition. In this case please write to for information.

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