Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. All applicants need to apply and audition for a place.
Yes. Without an audition, we will be unable to offer you a place.
Yes. Acting ability can alter and we will therefore need to be reassessed to ensure you are assigned to the correct group.
Yes. Identity School of Acting and Identity Agency Group are two separate entities. Therefore, your training will not be affected in any way if you are represented by an acting agency.
Yes. Some classes take place on weekday evenings and others on weekends (morning and evening). When applying, please keep in mind that we require all actors to be on time to their classes. Latecomers may not enter their class and are turned away. For general information about class times, please click here.
Please fill in the short application form on our website. We do not accept postal or telephone applications. Once you have clicked submit, your form will be sent to our Auditions Team who will process your application. You will then be sent an email with audition details (during the next audition period). If you are given a date and time that you cannot attend, please email us at email@example.com.
You do not need to prepare anything for the audition.
No, you do not need to learn a monologue, scene or extract for the audition.
Please wear comfortable clothing to the audition and soft-soled shoes, as there will be physical work involved. Please avoid wearing jeans, hard-soled shoes and tight clothing, as you will be moving a lot during the workshop!
We ask all actors to remove jewellery and accessories before entering the auditions, so please ensure you leave any valuables at home. If you have long hair, you must tie it back out of your face.
The audition is divided into two major sections: improvisation and text. You are graded on both areas. We assess your ability to improvise within the instructions that have been given to you, your connection to the text and your interaction with the other actor(s) on stage. These marks and general thoughts on your approach within the workshop will determine which group you are placed into, if you are successful.
Audition results are emailed to the applicant within one or two weeks of the audition. Your email will state whether or not you have been successful. If you have, the email will contain information regarding course dates and fees, as well as your enrolment pack, which contains your contract. Click here for more information about the course.
We provide ongoing actor training with a minimum of two terms.
IDSA is a private part-time drama school and does not offer formal qualifications. We offer high quality ongoing actor training to develop new and professional actors. Our classes are led by highly experienced teachers, directors and practitioners, who are at the forefront of the entertainment industry.
Typically each group contains 15-20 students.
We welcome actors ages 16 and over. There is no upper age limit.
If you are aged 21 or over and are successful in gaining a place at IDSA, you will be placed in a Fresher group for one term during which you will learn a broad range of acting styles and techniques. At the end of this first term, you will be assessed and allocated a place in the appropriate adult class according to your grades. This is standard procedure at Identity and is compulsory for all new adult students, irrespective of previous experience. For more information about the groups please click here.
If you audition and are given a place on our course but are suddenly unable to start the following term, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your query and we will do our best to accommodate you.
No, at this time we do not.
Acceptance into Identity Agency Group (IAG) is by invitation only. IAG does not currently accept unsolicited CV’s and headshots. The agents select their clients from the drama school throughout the year after the showcase, and through continual class observation and feedback.
Yes! IDSA is open to everyone from all ethnic backgrounds & accepts applications from all areas of society, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or other factors.
On average we have a pool of 20 qualified tutors, all of whom have extensive experience across theatre, TV and film.
This can only be determined once you have demonstrated your skills during the audition.
Any difficulties you may be experiencing that are having a negative impact on your training must be sent in an email to email@example.com so we can ensure certain matters are kept on file for reference. Thereafter, your email may be forwarded to the Operations Manager who will assist you with any problems you’re facing as effectively as they can, in the strictest of confidence.
Please note: should the Operations Manager feel that the matter you have brought to their attention is “cause for concern” they will have to notify the relevant person/persons in respect of your care and well-being.
There is flexibility for actors who are signed to Identity Agency Group (IAG) only.