About the


Bringing the performing arts industry to you in our hometown of Sitges, Spain

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Discover Your Potential

We are a world-class performing arts training and higher education institution offering BA (Hons), Foundation and Masters programmes in acting, dance, and musical theatre.

We offer academic excellence, internationally recognised staff, and a focus on employability, in an environment that fosters creativity and celebrates diversity.

"We help performers unlock their creativity
through their individuality"

Our approach

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Focus on individuality

Our contemporary way of training is focused on individuality. We believe in finding your own voice as an artist and giving you all the skills necessary to succeed.

by doing

Our method is learning by doing, which means most of our programmes are about rigorous practical training. 

Gain Performance experience

We want you to put your skills into practice right away, that’s why we’re putting you in front of an audience so you start gaining performance experience as soon as possible.

Join our international community

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Students from over
50 different nationalities

We are an international community, where students from over 50 different nationalities come together with one mission – to learn about the performing arts. 

Being part of such a rich international community and learning about different cultures will help expand your horizon and help you grow as a performer and a person.

Our Campus

We have two campuses available for our students. The IAB main building and Mas Alba.

Both campuses have studios with wide open windows floading with natural light, there’s a 200-seat theatre for performances, a cafe to relax between classes and a library filled with performing arts books.

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Life in Sitges, spain
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living and performing by the beach

Sitges is a beautiful town on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, located just outside the city of Barcelona.

Known for its beaches, nightlife and culture, Sitges has become a popular study abroad destination for students.

Student Services and Accomodation

There is a wealth of affordable accommodation options in Sitges, most within a short walking distance from the IAB. 

IAB’s Student Services are ready to help you ease into your new life here. 

Diversifying the Curriculum at IAB

The IAB is a multinational and multicultural environment recruiting students and staff from across the globe striving to create a culture and practice of inclusion. We encourage and celebrate opportunities for cultural appreciation and cultural exchange. Our curriculum deliberately uses a wide frame of references to enable learning and teaching methods to ensure that no-one feels excluded by the way content is delivered. Further detail can be found in our Diversifying the Curriculum statement

IAB Timeline

2013 – IAB inauguration with 60 students for the Foundation programmes at the Can Pei Campus.

2014 – The 3-year degree programmes validated by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) commence for Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre.

2015 – IAB launches it’s Masters programmes.

2017 – IAB Can Pei Campus expands to include 6 additional studios adjacent to the main building.

2019 – IAB begins collaborating with other institutions including Pace University in New York City for a semester study abroad programme.

2020 – IAB adds a new addition to its list of bachelor degrees: BA (Hons) Commercial Dance.

2021 – As applications and student numbers grow, IAB expands further and introduces double cohorts for Acting and Musical Theatre.

2022 – IAB expands to an additional campus in Mas Alba area.

2023 – IAB celebrates its 10th anniversary with the launch of the new Master’s programme: MA in Creative Performance Practice, specialising in Acting and Musical Theatre.