Partner schools

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Our partner schools

The Academy of Theatre and Dance

The Academy of Theatre and Dance is the Netherlands’ premier training school for all theatre and dance disciplines at bachelor and master’s degree level. Our academy is the only one of its kind in the Netherlands: we are the only theatre and dance academy in the country with all disciplines and relevant resources under one roof. Students from fifteen specialisms can meet and inspire one another here, break new ground and challenge conventional thinking. They can collaborate and feed each other’s ideas, learn and take courage from one another – and bring new ideas to life in the process.


Accademia dei Filodrammatici di Milano

Founded in 1796, it is one of the oldest schools of Performing Arts in Europe, and also one of the founders of Écoles des Ecoles.
The school trains actors through courses of elocution, acting, speech, voice, movement, mask, modern dance, singing and theatre culture, all of them with a two years duration.
Beside the institutional curriculum of studies, the Accademia organizes specialization courses open to graduated actors and other theatre professionals. 


ArtEZ University of the Arts
ArtEZ Univeristy of the Arts prepares students to perform at the highest level as professional artists, designers or teachers, in a wide scope of contexts such as visual art, design, architecture, music, dance and theatre. ArtEZ stands for an internationally recognised standard of quality in art education. Graduates have developed their artistry and craftsmanship and to imbue their art with societal meaning through working with others. They are prepared for professional practice at the highest level and in an international context.
The Danish National School of Performing Arts

The School offers educational programmes at BA and MA level. DASPA educates graduates who will have a thorough knowledge about their own subject field and who simultaneously will master a cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial mindset. The programmes are directed toward an expanded field of employment – for performing and creating artists – and will embrace knowledge, skills, and competencies within the entire performing arts field. The programmes are characterised by close interaction between practice, theory, and reflection, and the subject-related substance is based upon artistic knowledge.



ENSATT is a theatre school unique in Europe. Under one roof, ten theatre professions are taught. Each training department is led by one or more active professionals surrounded by a team of speakers, each and every one specialist in an artistic or technical field.


Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema

The objectives of the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, according to its Statutes, are training of highly qualified professionals, research activities, artistic experiments and production, launching or participation in development projects and community involvement.


The Folkwang University of the Arts

The Folkwang University of the Arts is the central place for artistic training in music, theatre, dance, design and academic studies. In line with the Folkwang idea of the cross-disciplinary interaction of the arts, a plurality of different art forms and disciplines have been united under one roof here since 1927. Folkwangers from the photography, communication design and industrial design programs have been re-included as of 2007. Today there are Folkwang campus and venues in Essen, Duisburg, Bochum and Dortmund.


Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London.

Ranked as one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world and recently awarded top conservatoire, Guildhall School delivers world-leading professional training in performing and production arts, in partnership with leading artists, companies and ensembles.



During its fifty years of existence, INSAS has forged a reputation in the fields of audiovisual and theatre both in Belgium and abroad. The school welcomes students from all walks of life and backgrounds, opening up to the diversity of cultures and human experiences.


Institut del Teatre

Created by the Diputació de Barcelona in 1913, the Institut del Teatre has more than a hundred years of history as a center dedicated to teaching, creating, researching and conserving the heritage in the field of performing arts. During all these years it has played a decisive role in the modernisation of the Catalan theatre scene.


Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

The Faculty of Theatre and Film trains highly skilled specialists in theatre, dance, cinema, art history and theory, and arts management. The faculty was established in 1991 and initially drama theatre actors were trained there. However, over several decades it has developed into the main centre in Lithuania for the education of professionals of stage, film and related professions.


La Manufacture

The Manufacture is a “laboratory-school” offering young artists from the fields of theatre and dance an environment to create and experiment. They train on the fundamentals of their art to acquire autonomy, while exploring their own creativity and the theoretical and practical stakes of the contemporary art scene. The Manufacture is a member of the Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts of Occidental Switzerland (HES-SO). The school delivers accredited Bachelor and Master diplomas, leads research projects and offers continuing education in the performing arts field.


Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Since its founding in 1953, the Academy of Theatre has been Norway’s leading educational institution for the acting professions. The Academy offers a three-year Bachelor’s course for actors and directors and a two-year Master’s course in theatre, specialising in acting, direction, stage writing and stage design.

The Academy embraces both traditional and experimental techniques. Our primary goal is to help our students develop all the skills they need for a career in theatre, uniting the traditional craft that has long underpinned our great theatrical institutions with the best of the more experimental and creative techniques coming from the independent field.

The University of Arts Târgu-Mures

The University of Arts Târgu-Mures prepares actors, puppeteers, directors, choreographers, playwrights, theatre critics, designers and music teachers. The University is also an institution that holds a theatre and a puppet theatre, which organise professional artistic performances in every season.


Théâtre National de Strasbourg
The Théâtre National de Strasbourg is a national vocational training school under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. Since its creation in 1954 by Michel Saint-Denis, the School has been unique in its existence: its existence is inseparable from that of the theater, whose premises and infrastructure it has always shared; its pedagogical logic is that of interdisciplinarity: it trains within the same class of students (or “group”) actors, stage managers, scenographers and costumers, directors and playwrights.
University of Music and Drama Hamburg

It is the aim of the University to draw on both of these aspects in all areas of its work. A reflection
on the artistic process is essential for the constantly changing relationships between art and society and between the pursuit of excellence and responsibility. As such theory and knowledge are essential to the basic notion of this Leitmotif.

Zurich University of the Arts

Zurich University of the Arts is one of the major universities of the arts in Europe. The study and research programme covers the areas of design, film, fine arts, music, dance, theatre, transdisciplinary studies, and the teaching of arts and design.