Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Murcia (ESAD Murcia)

ESAD Murcia is located in the old city of Murcia, Spain. The drama studies in Murcia started in 1918 with the creation of the Provincial Conservatory of Music and Declamation, under the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. The first teachers of declamation were the poets Jara Carrillo and Dionisio Sierra, and one of the students was the playwright Alejandro Casona.

ESAD Murcia is a small institution with approximately 200 students.

The institution offers 4-year undergraduate degree courses and students can choose between four specialities:

  • Stage Direction and Dramaturgy
  • Acting
  • Musical Theatre
  • Devised Theatre

Moreover, in collaboration with the University of Murcia, the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático holds a Master's Degree in Performing Arts for graduate students.

The school has an agreement with the Professional Conservatory of Dance, which is located in the same building. It means that Erasmus students are allowed to take lessons of Flamenco and Spanish Dance, as well as Ballet and Contemporary Dance.


Campus facilities


The Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Murcia is currently rehabilitating the old library. However, the loan of books is available under the supervision of the department.

Moreover, the city of Murcia has a regional network of libraries that students may use getting the free card of Bibliotecas de la Región de Murcia.


The Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Murcia has a canteen available to students open every day from 8 am to 6 pm. They do not serve meals (they can be arranged in advance) but there are a variety of "tapas", snacks, sandwiches, salads and buns.

Academic calendar

Autumn semester: 3rd week of September to 2nd week of February.

Spring semester: 3rd week of February to late-June.

Academic life

At ESAD Murcia, some of the practical subjects can be taught in English (alongside Spanish).  Movement classes are mostly taught in Spanish (and some English). Written work is in Spanish (e.g reflection reports), and writing a learning journal is a common assignment. Most of Musical Theatre and Devising staff speak some English.

Spanish language classes are offered to all exchange students. Non-native speakers can be provided with a Spanish buddy or tutor during their studies.  It is recommended that students have A2 level in Spanish in order to study at this institution.

The class sizes are 12-15 in a group.

The subjects offered for study includes training, physical works and teaching. Training has a strong physical base in acting, dance, and singing. Physical work includes impulse technique, commedia dell’arte, physical theatre, devised projects, and choreography.

There is a big Erasmus community in the town as the University of Murcia and Catholic University of S. Anthony are also in Murcia.



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Passing requirements

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Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at ESAD Murcia.


Murcia is the capital and most populous city of the Region of Murcia. It is a fine modern city located on the Segura River, in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, noted by a mild climate with hot summers, mild winters, and relatively low precipitation.

Murcia offers an array of interesting places to visit as its history goes back to the years 800 when it was originally founded.

But Murcia is also a University town and so has a fair amount of nightlife and a vibrant cultural life with restaurants, authentic tapas bars, clubs, and seemingly constant festivals and celebrations.


The International Relations Office does not arrange accommodation. The students must deal directly with the processing of their personal preferences.  

However Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Murcia can advise them on finding shared accommodation with classmates or to rent a room in a family home (homestay).

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Cost of living

Normal expenses change depending on individual student needs. However, € 400 per month would be the minimum required to cover needs such as rent, transport, food, etc...


Students who have been nominated to study at EM Normandie will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance 

You must provide evidence of having an appropriate, comprehensive health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.

If you come from an EU country, remember to apply for a European health insurance card (EHIC) before leaving.

Visa requirements

All students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate student visa (if applicable) before travelling to Spain.

EU citizens will not need a visa to enter Spain. Non-EU citizens should contact the Spanish Embassy for advice:



Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: Spain
Language of tuition: English,Spanish
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange

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