ISSA is recognised by Central Government’s National List of Learning Providers. It is also recognised by London’s Newham Council, British Actors Equity and Spotlight. Currently graduation students are awarded an in-house diploma at the end of their course. The International School of Screen Acting is a ‘Not for Profit’ educational establishment.
ISSA is committed to equal opportunities for all its students and staff.
Students are evaluated at the end of each module. All tutors supply a report for each student.
The School has a full working TV 4K Multi-cam studio. ISSA also facilitates location project cameras and lighting. There are 7 professional editing stations. Classrooms, a Green room, research computers, a library and an administration offices.
Books and Equipment
Students are informed of any specific requirements such as clothing, close to the start date.
There are no set books that should be bought for the course, but there are some that you may find sufficiently useful to warrant having your own copy. Guidance will be given at the start of the course. Students will be required to supply their own stationery.
ISSA welcomes applications from overseas students whose written and spoken English is of a high standard. Applicants should apply through the normal process and fees are the same as UK students.
Regrettably, the school is unable to help International students obtain visas. All overseas students are advised to ensure that their visa adequately covers the duration of the course and if you are not an EU national or you have been resident outside the European Economic Area for at least three years prior to the start of your course.
International students must audition in person as we do not accept video auditions.
There is no student parking on the ISSA site.
The School maintains links with the profession and potential employers. The courses include the development of skills intended to prepare Students for self-employment within the industry.
Performance Work/ Professional Engagements
ISSA does not permit students to undertake auditions, castings or professional acting work of any kind during the course, nor are they permitted to partake in acting classes or courses at any other school.
There is no living accommodation immediately adjacent to ISSA, but all new students are offered help and information in seeking private accommodation near the school. Those accepted on to the course have the option to sign up to a flat share list.
Alcohol and Drugs Policy
Illegal drugs are absolutely forbidden within ISSA. Being under the influence of drink or drugs during ISSA working hours will not be tolerated under any circumstances and may result in immediate dismissal.
ISSA is a non-smoking environment.
ISSA retains the right to all material produced by students and tutors during the courses.
ISSA Commitment to Privacy
New EU legislation called the General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) sets out comprehensive requirements for all companies handling the personal data of EU citizens. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. This is a pan-European law which replaces previous national data protection legislation and gives all EU citizens common rights. The full text of the GDPR can be found here: https://gdpr-info.eu/
We hold the following details for students who have applied and who study at the school with us Your name, email address, mobile number and any other information you voluntarily provide us Records of your interactions with staff and management including end of module reports. Records of email exchanges and phone calls and details of financial transactions.
We use your data to provide you with services you request from us and also pursue the school’s legitimate interests in promoting our, news and events.
Any data collected about you during your dealings with the school or through your use of the school’s website will be kept under the control of the school office.
We keep details of your course fees for seven years for tax and accounting reasons. We will keep your contact details for two years after the date of your last enquiry in case you want to make a future application to study.
We will never share your personal information with a third party, unless required to do so by law or for the purposes of crime prevention or detection.
We have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Any personal information you provide to us is stored securely on password and firewall protected servers.
The Internet is not generally a secure medium for communication and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to us over the Internet.
Full details of your rights are available in the text of the GDPR (see above link) but here is a quick summary of the main provisions which are relevant to the type of data we hold about you:
You have the right to view the data we hold about you and to receive copies of this data in digital format. If any of the data we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete then you can provide the correct or complete data and we must update the data we hold. You can request that we erase all the data we hold about you. In some cases, you can ask us to retain your data but not do anything with it.
If you want to exercise any of your rights in relation to data the school holds about you then please email email@example.com or write to the school administration Please provide details in your email/letter of what actions you would like us to take. If you are concerned about how we manage your data, or how we have handled a request to exercise your rights, then please get in touch with us to discuss it. If you are still not satisfied with the response you can take your concern to the Information Commissioner’s Office. For details of how to do this please refer to the ICO web site: https://ico.org.uk/
For more information please ring us on 020 8709 8719 or email us via our contact page