Take your first step towards professional actor training

The acting programmes at the IAB offer contemporary professional actor training to international students. We provide the professional skills required to meet the evolving demands of the 21st-century actor.

These programmes offer a fusion of practical skill-building and intellectual growth, fostering a diverse community of storytellers. With a focus on well-being, industry relevance, and creative development, students cultivate the versatility and artistry needed for today’s dynamic acting landscape.

Our community is vibrant, dedicated, and diverse, with students and faculty from all over the world united with a shared desire to tell stories that matter to us now.

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Acting Degrees: Bachelor and Master

Our acting degrees are meticulously designed to nurture your artistic growth. Uniquely structured, these programmes will cultivate your technical acting skills while encouraging the exploration of the art form’s creative depths.

Moreover, they will provide you with comprehensive preparation for a successful industry journey, equipping you with the skills and insights necessary for a remarkable career in acting.

We offer 2 levels of acting degrees:

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MA in Creative Performance Practice
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BA (Hons) Acting

Bachelor degree in Acting

Our BA (Hons) Acting degree spans three years, progressively building essential skills for aspiring actors. This undergraduate bachelor’s degree covers acting techniques, voice and speech, movement, and singing. Students explore theatre history, theory, and contemporary practices while engaging in practical projects. The first year establishes foundational skills, the second year emphasises application in various styles, and the final year centres on professional practice through public performances and a short film project. The programme cultivates a holistic understanding of the performing arts, equipping graduates with practical proficiency, theoretical knowledge, and industry preparation for a successful career on the stage and screen.

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MA in Acting

Master's degree in Acting

The Master in Creative Performance Practice: Acting offers a comprehensive exploration of acting methods in the context of contemporary international performance. Rooted in creative performance practice, the postgraduate degree emphasises practical learning and research. Divided into two key modules, the programme guides artists in training through a journey of self-discovery and skill development. “The Embodied Actor” module introduces diverse theatre texts and genres, fostering a strong acting foundation through practice, voice, and movement. In “The Contemporary Actor,” students engage with modern theatre forms, sharpening their abilities to identify and perform in various contexts. The programme also addresses interactive storytelling and digital performance, highlighting global performance traditions.

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The acting training at the IAB is personal and transformative. By examining the work of contemporary and classic storytellers, you will develop core skills and find your own creative voice in a series of devised projects. You will establish the habits of lifelong learning as a critical thinker and reflective practitioner. You will experience a global perspective that will empower you to seek out international opportunities and give you the ability to develop your own work.

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Acting alumni success

Our acting alumni can be found in significant stage productions and principal and supporting roles in film and television across major cities around the globe. Additionally, some have established their own production companies and crafted original works. This diverse success attests to the rigorous training and versatile skills gained at our institution.

Guest Creatives

The iab invites a diverse range of distinguished guest artists, including directors, playwrights, agents, and casting directors, to actively engage with the students through a series of workshops, and seminars as well as directing productions. Here are some of the guest creatives that have visited the IAB in the past:

Cosmin ChivuAcademic and Director – 🇺🇸🇷🇴
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Cosmin Chivu has been recognized as an outstanding vital force in the theatre world and has received multiple awards for his work. He is a New York based theatre director born in Romania and has directed over fifty professional and university productions in America, Austria, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, and Thailand. He is the founder of InterArt Theatre Group. Ion-Cosmin Chivu is currently the Head of BA Acting and Directing, International Performance Ensemble at Pace University Performing Arts, NYC. He is actively involved in developing new work and in translating contemporary European plays for an American audience. For four years he has been developing new plays in the Actors Studio’s Playwriting Directing workshop.
Marc Chornet Director, 🇪🇸
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Marc Chornet is the leader of the prominent theatre group Projecte Ingenu and artistic director of the Escenar J. Brossa in Barcelona. Among his directed plays Romeu i Julieta and Hamlet by Shakespeare, together with a stunning revisitation of The Tempest, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, Yerma by Garcia Lorca, InFaust from Marlowe and Goethe, No obstant això… by Josep Maria Muñoz Pujol.
Giovanni MeolaPlaywright and Director, 🇮🇹
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Giovanni Meola is a renowned playwright, scriptwriter, theatre and film director, teacher and festival artistic director. His works and productions have been translated into a number of languages and in 2003 he set up a new theatre company, Virus Teatrali, to produce new writing and rework established classics. In 2016 Giovanni directed his own work “The day of the degree” which was premiered at the Italian National Theatre. In 2018 he directed the first ever staging of the “The Trilogy of Indignation” as a complete trilogy and it premiered at the International NTFI Festival.
Darko LukicAcademic, Theatre Consultant, Cultural Manager Translator and Playwright, 🇭🇷🇩🇪
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Darko Lukic is a Croatian theatre scholar, writer, cultural theorist and playwright with many conference appearances. He has held a number of key cultural posts including membership of the Croatian Ministry of Culture Cultural Council for Performing Arts, Presidency of the Theatre Committee for the city of Zagreb and of the Croatian Cultural Council for International Co-operation Ministry of Culture and a member of PEN International. His plays, ballet libretto’s and dramatic adaptions have been staged in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Spain, Poland, United States, Venezuela, Germany and Romania.
Vipin SharmaActor and Director, 🇮🇳🇨🇦
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Vipin Sharma is a prominent Indian film actor known predominantly for his work in Hindi cinema. He is an alumnus of National School of Drama, New Delhi, India and the Canadian Film Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Vipin is best known for Taare Zameen Par (2007), written by Amole Gupte and directed by Aamir Khan, where he played the role of a dyslexic child's father. He was last seen in the popular web series 'What The Folks' produced by Dice Media, which ended up being one of India's most successful digital shows of 2017.

Why study acting at the IAB?

When you study acting at the IAB, students thrive within a culturally diverse environment, igniting vibrant exchanges of artistic ideas. Seizing on this opportunity, you can embark on a degree validated by a top UK university while residing in Sitges, an enchanting Mediterranean coastal town. This unique blend of academic depth and cultural immersion nurtures actors with the aim of excelling in the realm of acting.

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Acting Education in Europe

If you are looking to get a acting education in Europe, consider studying acting abroad in Barcelona, Spain with us. Situated in Sitges, our school provides not just training, performances, and cultural immersion but also the chance to reside in this lively and culturally rich country.

Acting Semester Study Abroad

Our acting semester study abroad programme allows you to immerse yourself in our vibrant community, with regular lectures and workshops where you can benefit from opportunities to study with our renowned faculty.

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