The UK's Leading Part-time Drama School
Identity School of Acting (IDSA) is a multicultural and vibrant acting school, which provides ongoing training of the highest quality whilst also preparing actors from all backgrounds for the reality of becoming a working actor. We welcome students of all levels, from beginners to professional actors.
We operate an equal opportunities policy for all students and staff and therefore welcome applications from every section of society regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or disability.
Identity School of Acting enables students to:
- Discover and use a variety of dramatic forms and techniques.
- Develop their confidence and ability to express their ideas clearly.
- Build a vocabulary of theatre and drama.
- Create and develop convincing roles in specific situations.
- Explore a variety of human emotions through drama.
- Understand the cultural and social purpose of drama; appreciate the values of their own communities as well as others.
- Recognise social conventions and stereotypes and be prepared to examine them through cross-curricular themes.
- Put their acquired skills into practice by participating in showcases and film-cases.
- Showcase their talents in-house and/or publicly in order to be signed by IAG or another agency.
Performances are recognised as being integral to an actor’s development, and students engage either a Filmcase or a Showcase once a year.
Founded to Encourage Diversity in Theatre and Cinema
Identity School of Acting was founded in 2003 by Femi Oguns MBE. The drama school was formed in response to the need for an establishment that reflected and catered for actors coming from a multi-cultural society.
Since its opening, IDSA has received an overwhelming interest from industry professionals, including casting directors and major film production companies and has become the first point of call for directors seeking talented actors.
IDSA is rapidly establishing itself as the school for grooming talent and its increasing success is a testament to the need for its unique service.
Identity School of Acting only employs highly qualified tutors who have practical experience in the industry.
The faculty includes some of the most prominent acting coaches and theatre practitioners in the UK, as well as award-winning directors. All tutors work with their students to explore a wide range of styles and techniques, specifically for theatre, TV and film.
In 2008, IDSA established a partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to run specialised workshops. The RSC’s resident Voice, Movement and Acting coaches run workshops with Identity students as part of the school syllabus.
An Award-winning Acting School
The quality of the school was recognised in May 2011, when IDSA received acknowledgement from Her Majesty the Queen for its unique work and service within the arts.
In 2014, the school’s principal Femi Oguns was awarded an MBE by Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the entertainment industry.
Identity Agency Group
In 2006, Femi Oguns MBE founded the Identity Agency Group (IAG) - IDSA’s sister talent agency, which represents the school’s very best actors, 85% of IAG’s roster comes from IDSA. IAG agents are always on the lookout for new talent and they attend the school showcases every term specifically with a goal to sign new actors.
IAG’s US division was formed in 2011, and works in partnership with some of the top agencies and management companies in the United States, which include WME, Gersh and ICM. IAG US represents a number of high profile clients both in the UK and North America that include…..
Have a look at what our IAG client’s have recently been up to on the link below.