Established in 1911, Italia Conti has an outstanding international reputation and is one of the leading Performing Arts institutions in the country.

We provide excellent vocational and conservatoire-style training opportunities to a diverse student population preparing them to become versatile and valuable members of the performing arts industry.

We encourage individuality. Our training process is designed to nurture confidence and self-esteem. We support individuals to realise their technical and artistic potential as creative and entrepreneurial artists, enabling them to respond to the needs of an ever-changing and demanding profession.

A key characteristic of Italia Conti is the collaborative and interdisciplinary approach we bring to everything we do. This approach, along with the vibrant and nurturing atmosphere of the college, underpins the success of our students and makes for a superb training environment.



What makes us different

At Italia Conti, we empower our actors to tell truthfully bold and moving stories through their work. We demand courage, compassion, and commitment from all that our students do. Our world-renowned training helps students master the art of storytelling and embrace their roles fully, unlocking their full expressive potential. Graduates of our Acting training are equipped with the skills, confidence, and imagination to work effectively across all performing arts mediums, and to contribute to the arts industry at large.

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What makes us different

Italia Conti trains versatile dancers across a broad curriculum of styles and techniques to ensure students graduate with the adaptability to work across genres in the professional dance sector. Through classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial, tap, choreography, aerial and acrobatics skills and supporting skills in singing and acting, students are sure to graduate into the professional dance industry as highly employable multi-faceted performers

Italia Conti’s Dance programme engages globally renowned choreographers, who work intensively and creatively with our dancers, exploring a full range of techniques and styles. Looking ahead to a world of possibilities, students are encouraged to perform with their hearts on their sleeves. Our faculty and students alike are people who see dance not only as a profession, but as a passion.

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Musical Theatre

What makes us different

Italia Conti prides itself on truly and distinctly triple threat training. Singing, Acting and Dance are given equal attention, time and focus to train proficient and employable musical theatre performers. Training to become a professional Musical Theatre performer at Italia Conti, with the invaluable expertise of our faculty and visiting tutors, will provide you with one of the most exciting, vibrant and rewarding journeys imaginable. If you are seeking triple threat training, building towards a career of endless possibilities and disciplines then there is nowhere better to get you there than Italia Conti.

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Italia Conti extends the opportunity to work with our world-class team to wider audiences by offering online courses. Our flagship online course, the BA (Hons) Professional Arts Practice (Top-up) offers students with a performing arts diploma or significant industry experience the chance to study a one-year online course to gain a degree qualification.

The course is designed to be completed entirely online to fit around your schedule and is very much tailored to your own interests and goals and can be completed from anywhere in the world, so long as you have internet access. New courses are in development and will be coming soon!


Part-Time Courses

Italia Conti is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to world-class performing arts training and offers a wide range of opportunities for students to participate in part-time and holiday courses. These range from the Diploma in Dance Education which can be completed in short intensive blocks of study, to our Pre-Vocational course which offers part time weekly training for those aged 14+, as well as our holiday courses including our Summer School, Back to Ballet training, and Audition Ready Course. The Italia Conti Associate programme also runs across the country as well as at our main Woking site on Saturdays and offers training in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Acting, Singing, Acting through Song, Tap, Street, Acro / Aerial and Jazz for children aged 3-18 yrs.

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