Study a Semester Abroad

Study abroad programmes in Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre

Experience the Iab for one semester

If you’re looking for an unforgettable semester abroad, the IAB is the place for you.

Not only will you have access to our world-class performing arts programmes, but you’ll have the opportunity to study in the Mediterranean coastal town of Sitges while living with international students from over 40 different nationalities.

How does a semester abroad work?

You will be joining the IAB students in the second year of the BA (Hons) programme (Level 5) for the full semester, taking part in practical classes, theory classes and performance work. 

The IAB is not part of the Erasmus+ programme.

You can choose to join us either:

Semester 1

September to December

Semester 2

January to May

Please take a look at the academic calendar for the semester dates.

Obtaining credits

LJMU Credits (CPD)

During your semester abroad you will enrolled as a student with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU, our UK validating university). Upon successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) – 60 UK credits.

You can ask your home university to recognise these credits.

Programmes available for semester abroad

Acting Semester Abroad

Dance Semester Abroad

Musical Theatre Semester Abroad

Life in Sitges, spain

You'll be living and performing by the beach

Sitges is a beautiful Mediterranean seaside town. Located just 30 minutes from Barcelona by train, Sitges is an ideal location for a performing arts semester abroad.

The relaxed atmosphere and welcoming culture encourages you to focus on your creativity!


Tuition Fees are payable for the IAB Semester Study Abroad programme.  Accommodation fees are not included in the Tuition Fees.



Semester Tuition Fee: €5700

Health Clinic Membership: €40

International STUDENTS


Semester Tuition Fee: €8450

Health Clinic Membership: €40

How to apply
  1. Complete the IAB Semester Study Abroad Application Form. You will need two academic references and your most recent academic transcript.

  2. Submit video footage as an unlisted YouTube playlist to [email protected]


Perform two contrasting speeches or extracts from speeches, each to be no more than one minute in length. One piece should be classical/heightened text and the second should be contemporary text. Please state the name of the play and the character you are playing before each piece.


Perform four routines/pieces of one-minute each in the following techniques: ballet, contemporary, jazz and commercial.

Musical Theatre

Perform two contrasting songs from two different musicals and a jazz sequence each of no more than one minute in length

Frequently asked questions

To join our Semester Abroad you are expected to be studying, or have studied, at a university or other organisation delivering a higher education programme equivalent to the first year of study on a UK degree.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and this is a recognised academic award in the UK .

Each CPD programme is divided into four modules of study and through your classes, rehearsals and performance work you are provided with the knowledge and technical training to take each of the assessments within a module.

No we don’t offer scholarships for our Study Semester Abroad programmes.