The School is recognised by Central Government’s National List of Learning Providers. Currently graduation students are awarded the Schools own ‘Certificate of Completion’.
The audition/screen test will last approximately 3 hours and will take place at the International School of Screen Acting premises (see Audition Process). You will be assessed on your potential to meet the demands of the course and considered entirely on the basis of your own merit. These auditions are held throughout the year. Check our website page for the next published audition dates or call the school during office hours.
ISSA operates an Equal Opportunities Policy. The audition panel makes the final decision regarding entry to the School and we aim to notify you in writing within one week.
Successful applicants will have demonstrated a significant degree of talent, aptitude and commitment as well as the ability to make a positive contribution to, and benefit from, the Screen Acting Course and the ISSA.
Term dates for the academic year are available on this website. The year is divided into four modules of eight weeks, separated by one month.
ISSA is committed to enabling equality of opportunity for all its students and staff within the context of the profession. Prospective students with disabilities are encouraged to discuss their needs fully with ISSA at the earliest opportunity.
The school recognises and welcomes all legislation and existing codes of practice produced by the appropriate Commissions for the promotion of equal opportunities for all.
Students are evaluated at the end of each module. All tutors supply a report for each student.
The School has a full working studio, with facilities for multi-camera acting, lighting and editing using professional equipment. Classrooms, a Green room, computers, a library and an administration office.
Books and Equipment
Students are informed of any specific requirements such as clothing, close to the start date.
There are no set books that you have to buy for the course, but there are some that you may find sufficiently useful to warrant having your own copy. The School has a Library. Guidance will be given when you start the course. Students will be required to supply their own stationery.
The ISSA welcomes applications from overseas students whose written and spoken English is of a high standard. Applicants should apply through the normal process as explained in this prospectus. Overseas students are advised to ensure that their visa adequately covers the duration of the course.
For financial awards purposes, you will be regarded as an overseas student 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.
Overseas 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 you for employment, or develop your career further. Successful careers in the performing arts are made by your reputation which in turn depends on your attitude, professional discipline and adaptive creative process. The school aims to bring students into contact with potential employers in a variety of
environments as a means of enabling you to bridge the gap from student to professional practitioner.
ISSA does not permit students to take external work during term time. However if a student takes up part-time work outside of school hours, such work cannot be allowed to interfere with the demanding timetable of studies.
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.
Alcohol and Drugs Policy
Proscribed drugs are absolutely forbidden within ISSA. Being under the influence of drink or proscribed drugs during ISSA working hours will not be tolerated under any circumstances and may result in a students immediate dismissal.
ISSA is a non-smoking environment
For more information please ring us on 020 8709 8719 or email us via our contact page