Practical info

how to apply



Submit the online application form (below).
Documents required for submission: 

  • Two letters of recommendations from current or former colleagues, directors, or teachers. These people should know you well and be able to explain why you would be an excellent candidate for the program.

  • A resume or CV outlining details of your artistic experience

  • Headshot or recent photo

  • Photocopy of passport or ID



Following review of submission, applicants will be contacted for an online interview.
This interview is required before students are admitted to the Academy.


After acceptance to the program, a deposit of 1,500 is required to secure placement. The remaining amount is due 30 days before the beginning of each term.


The program’s academic year consists of three independent terms of 11 weeks each. Each term is self-contained and can be taken independently or as part of the series.

Classes take place Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 45 minute lunch break, for an average of 40 hours each week, with studio classes (classroom work led by master teachers) in the morning and workshop sessions (space for both independent devised work and mentors-led tutorials) in the afternoon, for a total of 440 hours each term.

Each term culminates in a public performance created by the students, in collaboration with mentors chosen specifically for the relevant style.


The program
is taught in ENGLISH and a basic understanding of this language is required.



Each term is less than 90 days, so citizens of other nationalities that register for one term only, may enter Italy and the  European Union without a Visa.

If you do need a Visa because you would like to register for more than one term, contact us and we will provide you with the information and documents necessary to obtain the visa.

If your country requires an exit Visa, please contact us and we will provide the required documents. Please click here for information for foreigners interested in coming to Italy.


PadovArts Academy is a three-term physical theater program that offers a unique opportunity to explore creation and collaboration in the performing arts under the guidance of a world class faculty. A guiding principle of PadovArts Academt is that this type of training should be available to all students, regardless of their financial background, and we are ready to work with you to explore all possible options to ensure you can finance your education in the arts. Most of our students finance their education with some combination of scholarships and personal savings.

The tuition for a single 11-week term is €4,500

  • Single Term Tuition Cost: €4,500
  • Two Term Tuition Cost: €8,550 (discounted)
  • Three Term Tuition Cost: €12,600 (discounted)

Discounts are only available at initial sign-up. If students pay for a single term and wish to add terms later on, they must pay the full tuition cost of  €4,500 per term.

After acceptance, a deposit of €1,500 will be required to secure placement at the Academy. The remaining amount is due 30 days before the beginning of each term.


Deadline for each term:

  • Clown and Comedy – Jan 29th
  • Mask and Characters – April 23rd
  • Bouffon and Grotesque – July 15th

Payments must be made in Euros. For any financial questions you may have, please contact our office.


The deposit is non-refundable.
All cancellations must be send in writing to the Program Administrator.

For all cancellations (for any reason) we will retain the deposit and the date o the cancellation receipt will determine the total penalty:

  • Cancellation between 20 – 30 days of the beginning of the program will result in forfeiture of 35% of the entire cost of the program.
  •  Cancellation between 15 – 20 days of the beginning of the program will result in forfeiture of 50% of the entire cost of the program.
  • Cancellation within 15 days of the beginning of the program or “no show” will result in forfeiture of the entire cost of the program.



Often, candidates ask if PadovArts Academy offers internships to help offset the costs of attendance. Each PadovArts Academy term is rewarding and intensive, and most students find that the little time they do have outside of class is best used for research and/or relaxation. As such, PadovArts Academy does not offer work-study opportunities at this time.

PadovArts Academy has several scholarships that make it possible to offer financial assistance to students. We believe that financing the education of the next generation of artists is essential, and the list below details the scholarships that are currently available. All scholarships are given in the form of partial or complete tuition remission. Requests for assistance are due with the application to the program.

To apply for a scholarship, please upload the following material at the time you submit your application.
Requests must be received by the application due date in order to be considered.

Established as a way to encourage young artists of diverse backgrounds to explore the world of physical theater. The Novice Scholarship is given to select artists under the age of 30, regardless of previous training or area of interest. Applicants are required to submit an essay detailing their previous experiences in art making and their future goals.

This scholarship is intended for working professionals who have already received notable success in their chosen field. Applicants must submit relevant materials documenting previous accomplishments.  

Established to encourage students already working in an ensemble to apply and attend the terms together, The Ensemble Scholarship reduces the tuition for each student applying who is admitted and part of an already existing ensemble. At least one other member of the ensemble must also be applying and be admitted to the program at the same time. Relevant materials must be submitted documenting the work of the ensemble.

Please feel free to contact our office if you don’t find a solution below that might help address your financial situation.


Administration: Via Decorati al Valor Civile 109/D 35142 – Padova,  IT
P.I. 05090310284

Cookie Policy & Privacy Policy 


Photos by Ned Brauer – Giulia Magliulo – Regina Clarkinia – Padova in Foto –
Henry Be and on Unsplash