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Exams and Bachelor

Exams and Bachelors

In order to issue the Bachelor of 1st level in Acting, equivalent to a three year degree, for the purpose of admission to public competitions, according to Law 228/12, as provided for in Article 11 of DPR 212/2005, the Accademia Internazionale di Teatro has adopted the following Study Plan:
• During the three years the students must pass all theoretical, theoretical/practical and practical exams related to the specific subjects of the year. The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths with possible “laude”. The exam is considered passed with a minimum evaluation of 18/30.
• Student will pass to the following year, after having acquired the necessary frequencies, supported all the exams and participated in all the tests and the shows, and having achieved 60 Academic Training Credits.
• The duration of the three-year course includes the acquisition of 180 Academic Training Credits as follows:
The Academic Programs of the Accademia Internazionale di Teatro are structured mainly in practical lessons and theoretical lessons to support academic training.

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Exams and exemptions 1st year (60 ATC)

  1. Voice education, emission techniques and diction
  2. Dramatic reading and expressiveness
  3. Tragic monologue
  4. Ancient tragedy: ritual, poet, narrator, coryphaeus
  5. Neutral mask
  6. Dramaturgy, narratology and scenic writing
  7. Acting: Movie - Tv acting
  8. Mime, white pantomime - Narrator / mimic
  9. Musical literacy
  10. Singing
  11. Improvisation techniques: fables and oriental tales
  12. Dramaturgy and narratology
  13. Dance Theatre and body expression
  14. Character's construction in the auteur theatre
  15. Poetic and in verse acting
  16. Modern drama
  17. Make up for theatre
  18. Creation of a theatrical costume

Exams and exemptions 2nd year (60 ATC)

  1. Stage relation techniques/Buffon parody
  2. Acting on musical score
  3. Breathing techniques and martial arts
  4. Masks, jokes and soliloquies of the Commedia dell'arte
  5. Acting - Film acting and New Media
  6. Acting in English
  7. Elements of contemporary dance
  8. Acrobatics
  9. History of show business and direction
  10. Cinema history
  11. Writing for puppetry
  12. Feldenkrais Method
  13. Text analysis
  14. Shakespeare: monologue and dialogue
  15. Vocal interpretation
  16. Elizabethian Theatre, verses and prose
  17. The comic phenomenon: Study of the "gag" and "dysfunction"

Exams and exemptions 3rd year (60 ATC)

  1. History of Mime, Dance and Music
  2. Theatre and visual arts - Surrealist choreography
  3. Theatre of the Absurd - The avant-gardes of the '900
  4. History of Art and scenic architecture
  5. Physical Training Didactic
  6. Vocal Training Didactic
  7. Characters of farce and modern comedy
  8. Choral singing
  9. Manipulation and scenography in movement
  10. Elements of Theatrical Pedagogy
  11. Direction design, of stage action and actor direction
  12. Organization, entertainment legislation, promotion and production, stage regulation


Final exams presented to the Examining Commission include the following tests:

  • Theoretical test: presentation of the original written diploma thesis
  • Practice Test: presentation of a performative practice test.

The final evaluation, at unquestionable judgement of Professor Commission, will consider student’s entire course of studytime and method of learning, credits and evaluations acquired, creative and performative activities, final exam, as well as any other element considered relevant.

At the end of the three-year course the Bachelor in Acting will be issued equivalent to three years bachelor for competition purpose.

The professional opportunities allowed are those that concern the skills acquired in the three-year period of study:

1. Actor / performer (theatrical and cinematographic)
2. Director (live, cinematographic and audiovisual show)
3. Scriptwriter (theatrical and cinematographic)
4. Theater teacher
5. Promoter of the cultural and entertainment sector

In order to take the final exam of the Accademia Internazionale di Teatro, it is necessary to have supported 80% of lessons of the total teaching hours of the acting course. The structure and definition of training credits system of acting exams of  the Accademia Internazionale di Teatro - Scuola di Recitazione Roma, following the best Theatre academies of Italy,  follows the Directives indicated by the DPR 212/05 for the achievement of the Bachelor in Acting (ACCADEMIE DI RECITAZIONE / SCUOLE RECITAZIONE).