The Academy is committed to a policy of encouraging access to the performing arts and, to help facilitate the huge demand, offers the opportunity of participation to interested applicants to a variety of short courses
EASTER AND SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES
These courses offer students a unique opportunity to experience performing arts courses under the direction of our excellent professional staff. Whether taken just for fun or with the more serious intention of pursuing a potential career in the performing arts, courses give a good first insight into the disciplines, achievements and satisfaction of a professional training.
The duration of courses vary and are designed for all ability levels and are offered to children between the ages of 9 and 16 years and to students from 16+ years. Each participant is given the opportunity to experience a variety of classes. Summer School Performing Arts students may present a workshop style performance at the end of the week at the Academy's 'Avondale' theatre.
These courses are extremely popular and many students make the experience an annual event. Numbers on courses are limited and places fill extremely quickly. Interested applicants are advised to request details and application forms at the earliest opportunity.
ASSOCIATE SCHOOL COURSES
Our Associate Schools offer part-time courses for students from 3 to 18+ years at their numerous branches throughout the country including the main London site, Italia Conti House. Most classes take place on Saturdays or Sundays and students can choose from a comprehensive list of courses which usually include, acting, classical ballet, modern dance, jazz, musical production, tap and singing. Most Associate Schools offer the recognised external dance and acting grade and major examination opportunities to students who achieve the required levels of competence and a number run special GCSE courses in dance and drama. To find out more about our associate schools, click HERE.
A RANGE OF COURSES
Our Arts Centre in Guildford also offers a range of weekday toddler classes and youth classes, as well as mini 3 day a week and one day courses in preparation for those who are considering auditioning for full-time training for a career in the arts.
Courses are extremely popular and occasionally applicants have to be placed on a waiting list. Entry to Associate School courses are subject to interview and interested students should apply for details from the school preferred or nearest to them.