The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art was founded in 1904.
Sean's class of 1981 had - apart from Sean himself - quite a few now well known actors and actresses on it's list like Kenneth Branagh, Fiona Shaw, Joely Richardson, James Wilby, John Sessions and Janet McTeer.
Here, Sean decided to keep true to his Yorkshire accent, supported by some of his tutors, and chose for received pronunciation, a technique which would enable him to perform in stage classical roles.
Sean graduated with an Honours Diploma and three prizes: the Silver Medal (2nd highest award after the Gold Bancroft Medal), the Ware Prize, and the Crean Prize (Figar Prize).
Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich
King Lear Duke of Albany
The House of Atreuss Agamemnon
The Merry Wives of Windsor Pistol
The Country Wife Mr. Pinchwife
Twelfth Night Fabian
The Three Sisters Andrei Prozorov
Julius Caesar Flavius/Popilius/Cinna
Waiting for Godot Pozzo
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest McMurphy
The Pajama Game Pop
Much Ado About Nothing Messenger/Guard/Musician
Measure for Measure Angelo
Source: the Compleat Sean Bean