When I set up IDSA I did so as a response to what I felt was a deficit in the minority talent being accepted into mainstream drama schools, and the lack of diversity across Television, Film and Theatre. I decided to fill that void by setting up a school that would foster community, encourage diversity, and nurture global, ground-breaking talent; a school that reflects the world we live in. Sixteen years later, with the support of an accomplished faculty and a very clear mission, we stand as one of the UK’s leading drama schools, welcoming a diverse group of talented students each term. Our contribution to the performing arts has been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen, and both current students and IDSA alumni have gone on to claim notable awards, and lead roles in major Hollywood productions. If you are accepted into IDSA, you will benefit from the incredible training offered by our seasoned teachers, all of whom are established figures within their respective specialisms. You will be surrounded by a diverse mix of talented peers who share the same passion for the performing arts, and the same eagerness to hone their craft and broaden their understanding of what it truly means to be an Actor. You will benefit from performance opportunities in front of leading talent agents, and enjoy invaluable access to industry through our Industry talks, workshops and Master Classes. IDSA is not just a school that nurtures talent, it is a community of creatives who share a passion for the performing arts.
Femi Oguns MBE, Principal, Identity School of Acting.