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Programme Director: Chris White
Programme Location: Avondale, Clapham North, London
Programme Length: 3 Years, Full-Time

Programme Qualification: Degree
Home/EU Fees: £27000 (£9000 per year)
International Fees: £34320 (£11440 per year)
Deposit: £250 (non-refundable)
Start Date: 17th September 2018 (Enrolment: w/c 10th September 2018)
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UCAS Code:


The programme you will embark upon is essentially a vocational course, whose principal aims are to provide a comprehensive actors training, and to equip graduates to work in the acting profession. It is also a degree programme offering successful graduates a Bachelor of Arts with Honours qualification. Full government funding is available through Student Finance England for Home and EU students.

Much of your work on this programme will be dedicated to vocal and physical training, to the exploration of a range of techniques for creating and developing character, and for working flexibly and responsively in the space. The modern actor is not just a puppet who regurgitates lines and moves for an audience, but a creative artist, using his/her inner resources to create truthful fictions and constantly seeking new ways to communicate both physically and vocally. Part of the programme will teach you to be original and individual in your work, to reinvent old techniques and develop new ones.

Italia Conti's BA (Hons) Acting Programme does not seek to mould actors to any one method or system for acting. Rather it tries to make available to its students the widest possible range of ideas and training methods, so that each student may begin to construct a personal ‘tool box’ of working, developing this throughout their life. The programme also aims to produce flexible performers who can work in as wide a range of styles and media as possible. Having said that, the programme does have underlying theories of training and performance, as well as clear philosophies about the roles of drama in society which permeates the teaching.

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Validated by the University of East London (UEL). Fees are set by them at £9000 per term. (OR £9250 - ACADEMY SITE?)


  • UK and EU Undergraduate Students – most UK and EU students are eligible for a tuition fee loan from the UK government so they are able to ‘study now and pay later’.  If you are eligible for a tuition fee loan you won’t have to pay any fees up front and you won’t start paying the fees back until you’re earning a reasonable income - currently set at over £21,000.

  • Overseas Students (or those who have received all their eligible funding from Student Loans Company), are set at approximately £5000 per term.

You can find further details of the student loan system at www.gov.uk.


Applicants must have a legal right to reside/study in the UK for the full period of the programme. They will also be required to provide evidence of the following:


  • 64 UCAS points or admission through recognition of non standard entry qualifications/experience


  • A level - CC

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma - MPP

  • Access to HE Diploma - M: 15 credits, P: 30 credits

  • Level 2 English and Maths at GCSE Grade C or above (from 2018, GCSE Grade 4 or above) or recognised equivalent qualifications.


All applicants will be required to complete Italia Conti's Audition Application form online and pay the audition fee - details of this will be sent via email by the university shortly after receiving your UCAS application. Applicants will be invited to take part in the audition process, details of which can be found here.



The programme is organised in a modular structure, with various modes of assessment. It is through performance that the ability to integrate and apply acting, voice, movement and singing skills is measured.  The holistic nature of acting means that this form of assessment is most appropriate, and so performance assessment is embedded throughout the programme modules at every level of training.

In the 1st year, the curriculum focuses on the attainment of technical skills, such as acting, voice, movement and singing. Rehearsals for projects allow students to put the techniques they have learnt into practice. This very technical 1st year underpins the 2nd year, where more time is given over to rehearsals and project work. In the 3rd year, technical classes take place on Mondays only, with the rest of the week given over to rehearsals for public performances with outside professional directors. All productions, live and recorded, receive voice, movement and singing input as required. In addition, students are given career advice and support through the Professional Preparation module.






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"The training has been invaluable. It's amazing to think what I've learnt

over the past three years and how the training has changed me into an actor."




You will be taught by a team of industry specialists who have extensive experience of the audition processes used by both professional theatre companies and the country’s leading drama schools.  In addition, all of the Academy staff are successful professional practitioners (actors, directors, dialect coaches, movement directors, etc.) with excellent industry links.  We also work very closely with leading casting directors and theatre agents.

Recent graduates have worked on prestigious productions and programmes including:

  • A Small Family Business (National Theatre)

  • Amadeus (National Theatre)

  • Beautiful The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre)

  • Brave (Royal Court)

  • Call The Midwife (BBC)

  • Casualty (BBC)

  • Doctors (BBC)

  • Doctor Who (BBC)

  • Dickensian (BBC)

  • EastEnders (BBC)

  • Emmerdale (ITV)

  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Theatres)

  • Future Conditional (The Old Vic)

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel Studios)

  • Hamlet (Barbican Theatre)

  • Hollyoaks (Channel 4)

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Paramount Pictures)

  • Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company)

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (20th Century Fox)

  • Line of Duty (BBC)

  • Liola (National Theatre)

  • Little Boy Blue (ITV)

  • Made In Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre)

  • Misfits (E4)

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Paramount Pictures)

  • Mount Pleasant (Sky 1)

  • Odyssey (NBC)

  • Pride and Prejudice (Richmond Theatre)

  • School of Rock – The Musical (New London Theatre)

  • Silent Witness (BBC)

  • Switch (ITV2)

  • The Etienne Sisters (Theatre Royal Stratford East)

  • The Ferryman (Royal Court)

  • The Merchant of Venice (The Globe)

  • The Royals (Lionsgate Television)

  • The Sound of Music – Live (ITV)

  • The Tudors (Sony Pictures Television)

  • The White Queen (ITV)

  • Under The Dome (CBS)

  • Versailles (BBC)

Italia Conti graduates populate the performance industries and include, Tom Ainsley, Leon Annor, Gabrielle Anwar, Russell Brand, Jennifer Brooke, Karla Crome, Jonno Davies, Letitia Dean, Mark Ebulué, Jess Ellis, Barbara Ferris, Karen Gillan, Jamie Foreman, Linzi Hately, Aisling Jarrett-Gavin, Matt Lapinskas, Leona Lewis, Pixie Lott, Lesley Manville, Hans Matheson, Daniel Mays, Bethany Muir, James Nelson-Joyce, Racheal Ofori, Gemma Salter, Julia and Nadia Sawalha, Lucie Shorthouse, Daniel Francis Swaby, Gary Trainor, Nina Toussaint-White, Tracy Ullman, Dwane Walcott and Gabby Wong.

If you have any further questions please contact us:


0207 6080044






Italia Conti Kit, 221 Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2RE


01483 568070





£4.00 postage and packaging. You should recieve you item within 3-5 days of ordering.


Any refunds and returns should be submitted by contacting shop@italia-conti.com.


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