Our Actor Training

At Italia Conti, our philosophy is centred on developing versatile actors who can work in a range of styles and media. We take a holistic approach to training, offering a variety of techniques for creating and developing character, and encouraging students to be original and individual in their work. Our skilled practitioners guide students through intensive practical training in acting, movement, voice, and singing, whilst also providing opportunities to integrate these skills. Through a combination of technical classes, contextual practice, and project work, students are able to advance their skills and knowledge, and apply them in rehearsal and performance contexts. We believe in preparing students for a career in the performance arts industry and fostering a culture of dedication and perseverance.


Italia Conti is centred on helping actors succeed across a variety of styles and mediums. We approach our training actors as individuals, with their own strengths and weaknesses, and with their own full history of experiences and opinions.  Italia Conti does not seek to mould actors to any one method or system of Acting, rather, it makes available to its students a wide range of ideas and training methods, so that each student can construct a personal ‘tool box’ of ways of working. That said, the School of Acting has clear theories about training and performance and upholds philosophies about the role of Theatre in society which permeates the teaching. We offer a range of techniques and approaches to character, skill and rehearsal development through the work of Stanislavski, Chekhov, Meisner, and Laban amongst others, alongside the contemporary work of Uta Hagen, Tom Salinski, Viola Spolin, Sharrell D. Luckett, and Tia M. Shaffer to ensure an up-to-date, useful, and inspiring training experience. 


BA (Hons) Acting

Qualification | Degree

Course Leader | Bradley Hawkins

Validated by | University of East London (UEL)

Location | Woking

Course Length | 3 Years, Full-Time

Start Date | September 2024

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Cert HE Introduction to acting

Qualification | Certificate of Higher Education

Course Leader | Bradley Hawkins

Validated by | University of East London (UEL)

Location | Woking

Course Length | 1 Year, Full-Time

Start Date | September 2024

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  • It’s fantastic. Showcases, shows, summer shows, carol concerts. It’s very full on but I don’t wake up regretting coming here. It is the best thing ever!

    - Sam Tutty – BA (Hons) Musical Theatre graduate
  • “The college provides you with a disciplined, yet family atmosphere that trains you to become the best of the best moving forwards into the performing arts industry.”

    - James Kemp – Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre Graduate
  • “Italia Conti has helped me in terms of my acting development, but also as a person and how I engage and view the world, which aids me as an actor.”

    - Henry Brackenridge – BA (Hons) Acting Graduate
  • “The building and staff inside welcome you with open arms, guide you through your training and proudly push you, prepped with the best tools for the job.”

    - Amy Johnson – BA (Hons) Acting Graduate
  • “Italia Conti allowed me to do my favorite thing, every day in a safe space amongst talented, supportive people. Being taught by skillful tutors was invaluable. The small classes ensured my voice was always heard and helped me hone my skills.”

    - Ruby Valentino – BA (Hons) Acting Graduate
  • “My training at Italia Conti has challenged, fulfilled, and broadened me as an actor and as a person. The buffet of techniques on offer will allow me to meet all challenges in any avenue.”

    - Henry Holmes – BA (Hons) Acting Graduate
  • “The influx of inspiring people flowing through the building creates an atmosphere for greatness and I am honoured to be a part of that.”

    - Posi Morakinyo – Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre Graduate
  • “I couldn’t have asked for a more understanding place to spend these crucial moments. The door is always open for us to come back ‘home’ for advice, or even for a cup of tea!”

    - Susannah White – Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre Graduate
  • “Having the most supportive faculty (many of which are working professionals), who are always pushing you to be the best version of yourself has made my transition into the industry a seamless one.”

    - Awen Jones – Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre Graduate