ITMSA Drama School

The ITMSA Drama School provides professional and innovative training to talented and motivated students whose backgrounds and financial circumstances prevent them from entering the drama programmes of existing institutions of higher learning. Our highly discounted tuition fee structure offers the opportunity to those who have the desire to enter the world of theatre

A unique training model was developed to fast track and capacitate these students with the essential knowledge, skills and competencies to successfully compete for theatre, film and television work. The school focuses on classical and contemporary genre encompassing its various disciplines.

Students enrolled for the school are subjected to a rigorous auditioning and selection process which ensure that they are committed to the process, that their financial contribution is well invested and that they enjoy a reasonable chance of success in what is a very difficult and competitive industry.

Students who successfully complete their first year are invited to join the second year school where they are guided through a more intensive and advanced course.

The course is divided into a series of blocks which focus on Shakespeare, indigenous South African drama, creative writing and the development of original scripts which students perform. Students prepare audition selections for year end examinations which are adjudicated by a panel of external examiners comprising leading professionals in the South African theatre industry. These auditions are also attended by leading Cape Town agents.

As a result of our fast track methodology, many of our past students have been offered work in film, television and theatre.

Have a look at our Successes.

Curriculum

The ITMSA drama school curriculum covers the following disciplines:

Admission and Fees

Enrolment Form

Download the ITMSA Drama School Enrolment Form.

Programme Times

The ITMSA Drama School runs every Saturday from 09h00 - 16h00.

Benefits of the Programme

Successes

The Saturday Drama School which is an important component of the ITMSA has been in operation since 2007. In 2007 the programme graduated 12 students. In 2008 the programme produced 16 graduates. Twenty graduates are expected in 2009. All of the 2008 students are currently working professionally in the theatre industry with over 60% having been signed by leading agents in Cape Town. Sample biographies of previous students are included below.

Drama School graduates include: