FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Can I apply for the one Italia Conti course and be considered for the other Italia Conti courses at the same time?
When you apply for either the BA (Hons) Acting Programme or the CertHE Introduction to Acting Programme you are automatically considered for both. However should you wish to be considered for the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Programme or other performing arts courses, you will need to apply and pay for these separately, as the Musical Theatre/Performing Arts auditions operate differently from the Acting department auditions.
Where are the auditions held?
Auditions for the BA (Hons) Acting Programme and CertHE Introduction to Acting Programme primarily operate their auditions at the Avondale campus (Clapham North) in London, although we do also run regional audition days in Manchester and Cardiff. When you complete the audition registration form on our website (following your initial UCAS application and the email from the University of East London with instructions), you are able to select a preferred audition location; although we take this into consideration, we are unable to guarantee an audition at these locations and you may still be required to attend a London audition.
How do I apply/audition for the BA (Hons) Acting Programme and/or CertHE Introduction to Acting Programme?
To apply to either of these programmes, you will first need to make your application through UCAS using the appropriate codes, E28 (University of East London) and W410 (BA Acting) or W411 (CertHE Intro to Acting). Once the university has received your UCAS application form you will receive an email from UEL with further instructions and will need to complete an online audition registration form, including payment of the audition fee (£45). On successful completion of this form, we will begin the process of assigning you to an audition day and will send you an invitation by email along with a pack of information. Please note that due to the number of applicants we receive each year, it is not unusual for a couple of months to pass from you completing the audition registration form and receiving your audition invitation, should you be concerned about whether we have you on the system, please email us:Acting@ItaliaConti.co.uk and we would be happy to confirm your information. At the audition, you will be considered for both of our acting programmes.
I have used all my UCAS ‘slots’ for other universities/courses, am I still able to apply/audition for the BA (Hons) Acting Programme and/or CertHE Introduction to Acting Programme?
Unfortunately we are unable to offer you an audition without you completing our full application process: Apply through UCAS > Receive email from UEL > Complete online audition registration, including payment. Please see ‘How do I apply/audition for the BA (Hons) Acting Programme and/or CertHE Introduction to Acting Programme?’ for more information.
What is the difference between the BA (Hons) Acting Programme and CertHE Introduction to Acting Programme?
The BA (Hons) Acting Programme is 3 year a professional actor training, where as our CertHE Introduction to Acting Programme is a 1 year preparation training. Information on each of these courses can be found on the relevant pages on this website.
Who validates, accredits and monitors the acting programmes?
The BA (Hons) Acting Programme and CertHE Introduction to Acting Programme are validated by the University of East London. We are accredited by the Federation of Drama Schools (previously DramaUK) and CDET. Italia Conti are reviewed by the government’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.