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how to apply


Additionally, applicants are asked to email the following:

  • 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 per term is required to secure placement. The remaining amount is due 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. 

Monday October 4th – Monday December 20th, 2021: Term A –  Bouffons and Grotesque (Cancelled)
Monday January 3rd – Monday March 21st, 2022:
 Term B – Masks and Characters (Cancelled)
Monday March 28th – Monday June 13th, 2022: Term C – Clown and Comedy 

Monday October 3rd – MondayDecember 19th 2022 – Bouffons and Grotesque
Monday January 9th – Monday March 27th 2023 – Masks and Characters
Monday April 11th – Monday June 19th 2023 – Clown and Comedy

 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 teacher-led tutorials) in the afternoon, for a total of 440 hours each term.

Each term will culminate in a public performance created by the students under the supervision of their instructors and in compliance with Covid-19 safety guidelines.


Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021-22 school year may be residential.
If not,  you will be responsible for obtaining your own housing. If that’s the case, we will able to assist you in your search.
We will let you know as soon as possible what to expect. 
For specific questions, please contact Monica Burnelli, Program Administrator


The tuition for each term is € 3,850. 
After acceptance, a down-payment of € 1,500 per term will be requested to secure placement at the Academy. 
The remaining amount is due before the beginning of each term.
Please contact Monica Burnelli for any financial questions you may have.


 The deposit is non refundable
All cancellations must be sent in writing to the Program Administrator Monica Burnelli:
For all cancellations (for any reason) we will retain the deposit and the date of receipt will determine the entire penalty:
— Cancellation between 40-30 days of beginning of the program will result in forfeiture of 35% of the entire cost of the program
— Cancellation between 20-15 days of beginning of the program will result in forfeiture of 50% of the entire cost of the program
— Cancellation within 15 days of beginning of the program or “no show” will result in forfeiture of the entire cost of the program


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