FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Courses

What types of courses can I apply for?
IDSA offers part-time acting training, and is an alternative to a full-time drama school. You can choose to apply for IDSA Online (open to actors worldwide) or the IDSA In-Person Course based at our London or Los Angeles branches.
How many classes will I attend?
Students will attend two classes per week (six hours per week), for a 12-week semester. There are three semesters in the year: Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Where can I find course dates?

You can find more information about our course dates here.

Do you offer training online?

Yes! We offer online training that is accessible to students worldwide. You can find more information about the course here.

Does IDSA offer qualifications?

IDSA doesn’t offer an accredited course, instead we offer vocational part-time training. With the flexibility to attend for as many semesters as you wish.

Do you teach musical theatre at IDSA?
No, at this time we do not. However, we have recently acquired our own theatre studios, so this may be something we offer in the near future.
Does IDSA hold showcases?

Yes! Online & London In-Person Adult and Young Actor tier level students on the Core Training Programme (CTP) take part in Showcase in the Summer Semester. Students attending the Los Angeles In-Person Course take part in Showcase in the Fall Semester. Please Note: Fresher students (those in their first two semesters) do not take part in Showcase and instead complete an In-House Presentation performance. Find out more here.

What is an In-House Presentation (IHP)?

Anyone accepted into IDSA aged 18+ is automatically placed onto the Fresher Course for two semesters. All fresher students take part in an In-House Presentation (IHP) at the end of their second semester, here students have the opportunity to potentially move up or down a tier level, or stay the same.

Auditions

Do I need to audition to be accepted into IDSA?
Yes. All applicants need to apply and audition for a place at any IDSA school.
What is the audition process?

You can find out more about the audition process here

When are auditions open?
We hold on-going auditions year-round, so you can apply at any time. All IDSA auditions are currently held online via a Zoom. Click here to apply now.
Do I need to prepare a monologue or learn a script for the audition?
Yes, you will be sent a script to learn and prepare for the audition. This will be sent to you once you have applied, alongside relevant audition information.
What should I wear to the audition?
Online Auditions – Ensure you are in a quiet room with minimal disturbance. Wear comfortable, plain clothing. If you have long hair please tie back away from your face.
I have completed my audition but haven’t been sent through an audition result.

We receive a high volume of applications each term, so although we endeavour to contact you within 7-10 working days, there may be some instances where we do not meet this deadline. If you have any concerns about your audition results, after 7-10 working days please contact us at [email protected].

I’ve been accepted into IDSA, but I can no longer attend - can I defer until the next term?

If you are offered a place on our course but are suddenly unable to start the following term, please email us at [email protected] with your query and we will do our best to accommodate you.

I attended IDSA previously and I would like to come back, do I need to audition again?

Yes, all former students must audition to return to the any IDSA school.

Applications

What are the application requirements?

Applicants do not need to have trained professionally or had any experience to apply for Identity School of Acting. All applicants are judged solely on their performance during the audition process. In order to attend Identity School of Acting you must:

  • Be fluent in the English language
  • Be 16+ when commencing at IDSA

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What is the application process?

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 your audition details, you do not need to prepare a monologue instead you will be sent a scene to learn for the audition.

If you are given a date and time that you cannot attend, please email us at [email protected].

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How much is the application fee?
Audition Fees are £30 for European applicants and $40 for non-European applicants. Our audition fees are non-refundable.
I’ve applied for my audition, how soon will I receive an audition date?

Once you have applied for your audition you will be contacted via email within 7 – 10 working days. If you have any queries in the interim, please email us at [email protected]

I'm having trouble with my application, who do I email?

f for any reason you are having issues applying to the school, please email us at [email protected]

IAG

Can I audition if I am already represented by another talent agency?
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 a talent agency.
How do I join Identity Agency Group (IAG)?
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.
Does the Identity Agency Group (IAG) represent students from the school?
Acceptance into Identity Agency Group (IAG) is by invitation only. However, IAG agents attend various showcases, and may decide to approach students for representation. 85% of IAG clients are from IDSA, but attending the school is no guarantee of representation.

General

I have questions, who can I speak to?

If your query is regarding an application or audition please email [email protected]. If you have a general enquiry please email [email protected]

Will you be reopening the physical school?
Yes the physical school in London has reopened, and the Los Angeles school will reopen in the Fall Semester 2021.
Do you accept mature students?
Of course! As a school focused on promoting diversity in the Arts, we encourage applicants of all ages (16+) to apply, you will be assessed on your acting ability, not your age.
I'm not from the UK, can I pay student fees in dollars?
For the London & Online schools all fees are payable in Pound Sterling (£) only, and for the Los Angeles school fees are paid in US Dollars ($) only.
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