Accademia Internazionale di Teatro
Scuola di Recitazione - Roma

Accademia Internazionale di Teatro is actually one of the most qualified international Higher Education Institutions and is currently the only Italian theatre institute, together with the National Dramatic Art Academy “Silvio D'amico” and the Theater School “Paolo Grassi”, to award a Bachelor's degree in Performing Arts, with competition purpose according to law 228/12.  Accademia Internazionale di Teatro is specialized in the study of Acting, Theater / Cinema / Television, with particular reference to the live performance and Performing Art, and prepares, since 1984, the theatrical and cinematographic actor through a complete theoretical / practical study path, aimed, on the one hand, to deepen the technique and the knowledge of scenic languages, on the other, to develop the personal and creative expression of each student.

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Teachers of the Academy, personalities of proven experience, also in the international field, combine the teaching of dramatic art, the use of voice (diction and singing), body expressive movement (mime and dance) and direction, using the most important twentieth century pedagogical methodologies: Lecoq, Stanislavskij, Mejerchol'd, Grotowski, Strasberg.

The new Academic Program adopted for the A.Y. 2022/2023 by Accademia Internazionale di Teatro responds to the needs of the labor market by opening employment prospects post Graduate Diploma ranging from more strictly performing activities, teaching, collaboration with social and health facilities, to the theater in companies, up to the planning and organization of cultural events. There are also numerous initiatives to promote students' theatrical activity through workshops, essays and shows open to the public, participation in school mornings, cultural and theatrical calls, co-productions also with theatres of national importance, as well as collaboration with some of the most important Italian casting agencies. (ACCADEMIE RECITAZIONE / SCUOLA TEATRO UE / ACCADEMIE DI TEATRO MIUR).


Accademia Internazionale di Teatro is open to young people over the age of 18, holding a secondary school diploma. The Academy requires attendance for the achievement of the 1st level Academic Diploma in Acting (Scuole Teatro / Scuole Recitazione).

The teaching method of the Academy, in line with its international vocation, is aimed at developing the skills necessary for access to the world of entertainment in theater, cinema and television in order to train actors and directors able to put in the field his professionalism both in Italy and abroad.

In order to prepare the actor for the development of the labor market, the Academy provides "acting" workshops and specific stages for camera acting together with teaching of theatrical academic recitation, as necessary basis for every type of acting.

During the three academic years the students will have to:

  • Pass all theoretical - practical exams of the A.Y. 2022/23 (Scuola di Teatro / Accademia di Recitazione Italia / Scuola di Recitazione Roma)
  • Participate in rehearsals and shows of the A.Y. 2022/23 (Scuola di Teatro / Accademia di Recitazione Italia / Scuola di Recitazione Roma)
  • Participate in the final exams of the A.Y 2022/23 (Scuola di Teatro / Accademia di Recitazione Italia / Scuola di Recitazione Roma)

Accademia Internazionale di Teatro, included in the best Acting Schools in Italy, has courses accredited by the Ministry of University and Research with D.M. 251 of 19/04/2016 (Accademie/Miur/Afam/Alta formazione artistica), courses authorized by the Lazio Region (Scuole Teatro / Scuole Recitazione / Scuole Cinema), and by the EU on the basis of the European Actor’s Training Programs (Scuole Teatro / Scuole Cinema / Scuole Recitazione / Accademie Teatro / Accademie Recitazione / Accademie Cinema).

Admission Accademia Internazionale di Teatro - Acting School in Rome

Bachelor degree in Performing Arts - A.Y. 2022/2023

To subscribe to the admission tests for the International Theater Academy, the aspiring students must personally book the interview by telephone at the  Accademia Didactic Secretariat, starting from September the 8th,  in Rome.  

The application form to participate in the Announcement of Competition  A.A.2022/2023 can be filled out and delivered between 14th of September and the 13th of October 2022. This procedure can be contextual to the Aptitude tests and Interview.

 The Performance Tests for aspiring students of Acting Academic Bachelor of the Accademia Internazionale di Teatro, A.Y. 2022/2023 - will be held on Thursday 13 October 2022 at the Teatro Anfitrione.


Requirements for registration

• Minimum entry age: 18 years old
• High school diploma
• Equivalent Diploma
• Residence permit (For foreign applicants)
• Perfect knowledge of the Italian language
• Good level of general culture
• Perfect physical / mental health


• Identity card
• Tax/Fiscal Code
• 2 ID photos
• 1 close-up + 1 full figure photos
• Curriculum Vitae
• Equivalent Economic Situation
• Admission Test Fee € 100

ADMISSION TEST 14th September - 13th October

1st PHASE: Aptitude test - Interview
2nd PHASE: Introductory Course
3rd PHASE: Performative tests

PREPARATORY COURSE 3rd - 13th October

Candidates who are unable to attend the Introductory Course will be able to present themselves as Privatists

Scholarships Accademia Internazionale di Teatro - Scuola Recitazione Roma

Public funds Laziodisco

Accademia Internazionale di Teatro joins Laziodisco (institution for the Right to University Studies in Lazio) which grants scholarships and other Benefits (accommodation places, supplementary contributions for training experiences abroad and degree prizes) through funds for the Right to University Study in Lazio.  To apply for the only competition announcement of Laziodisco, the aspiring students, of the Accademia Internazionale di Teatro, will have to meet specific economic and merit requirements: the economic requirement is assessed on the basis of the Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator (ISEE), while the merit one is taken into account only from the second year and is based on credits earned. The students declared winners are entitled to the scholarship following the publication of the relative ranking. The Benefits made available by the Unique Competition Announcement for Laziodisco are:

1. Accommodation places
2. Contributions for international mobility
3. Degree award

Accademia Internazionale di Teatro

The Accademia Internazionale di Teatro, Scuola di Recitazione Roma, for A.Y. 2022/2023 also provides 5 Partial Scholarships awarded on the basis of merit to students belonging to the 1^ and 2^ income bracket based on indicator (Accademie di Teatro - Accademie Recitazione).

After December 22nd , at the unquestionable judgment of the College of Professors, the results of admission tests, academic exams, credits, acquired assessments, creative and performative activities and the quality of participation in the shows will determine the assignment of the 5 scholarships with the merit criterion among students belonging to the 1^ and 2^ income bracket. If the number of students in the 1^ and  2^ income brackets is less than five, the remaining scholarships will be extended to the students of the 3^ income bracket and assigned with the same criteria.

Programs Accademie di Recitazione - Accademie Riconosciute MIUR - AFAM

The Bachelor's Programs in Performing Arts at the International Theater Academy are structured into mainly practical lessons and theoretical teachings to support academic training.

1° Year
Interpretation/ Acting

The ancient tragedy / Neutral Mask

The stage presence – The neutral mask
The choir, the hero, the coriphaeus, the speaker, the poet
The myth and the ritual in epic theatre
The greak theatre: Eschilo, Euripide, Sofocle
Tragic monologue: analysis and acting

Narrative acting

Oriental and occidental Tales and stories
Mysteries and sacred representations
Acting: narrator/mimator
Public call and storytelling

The character in the Auteur's Theatre

Anthropology of gesture
Acting: typologies – archetypes
Larval masks of Basel
Characterization technique
Construction of theatrical character
Sensory exercises and text analysis
Empathy, intention, undertext
Dramatic and interpretative partiture
The counter- character: realism/stylization

Acting - Stanislavskij/Strasberg

Concentration, observation, attention
Psychological and behavioral analysis
The “ifs” and the given circumstances
Esploration and motivations of character
Analitic- affective-emotional memory
Pubblic personage - Private personage
Dramatic action and narrative arch
Audition film techniques
Acting not consequential to the plot
Acting on camera
Repertoire from auteur cinema
Shot: field and counterfield
Acting in the foreground

Modern Drama

Poetical acting: the great feelings
The modern drama: cinema and theatre
Psychology and environment of modern drama
Exasperated acting of feeling
Ragtime – Comics – Comic melò

Mime and Pantomime

Mime and white Pantomime
Accelerated pantomime cinematographic
The art of gesture
Decomposition of movement

Use of voice 1°/2°/3°

1: Timbre - Volume – Range
Syllables – Phrasing – Articulation
Imprint and dramatic reading
The resonators: channels of sound
Vibrations: amplification of sound
Technical reading exercises
2:Emission techniques
Diaphragmatic breathing
Phonation related to movement
Soliloquy – Monologue – Dialogue
3: Vocal training
Voice education
Alteration and deformation
Onomatopoeic – Grammelot

The expressive movement 1°/2°/3°

1°: Physical training
The Neutral Mask: The elements, spaces, lights, colors
Relaxation techniques
Yoga elements
2°: Grammar of gesture
Acrobatic and martial arts
Vector movement
3°: Rhythm - balance - impulse
Body expression
Feldenkrais method

Improvisation 1°/2°

1°: Movement, gestures and speech
Great feelings and imagination
2°: Non-verbal language
Areas of silence

Poetry Acting 1°/2°

1°: Tone - rhythm - volume
The sound of the evocative word
. Imagination - visualization - interpretation
2°: The metric laws
Rhythmic development

Makeup and Costume 1°

History of fashion and costume
Theatre and Cinema costuming
Theatrical makeup techniques
Cinema makeup techniques

2° Year

Commedia dell'Arte

La Commedia all’improvviso and human
The demimasks of the Commedia dell’arte
Characters, plots, jokes and canvases
Theatrical acting and improvisation
From commedia dell’Arte to comedy of Auteur


Costume satire
L'Illustre Théâtre
Satire to the bourgeois class
Satire to ecclesiastical class
Satire to medical class
La “Comédie Française”

Shakespeare Theatre and Cinema

Acting: tragedies and comedies
Monologues – Theatrical dialogues
Text analysis and acting
Verse and prose in the Elisabethan theatre
The “fool” figure
Power, madness, misunderstanding, premonition
Emotional path of character
Catharsis and interpretative evolution
Direction: scene and background
Shakespeare in Cinema – Analysis


The allegorical theatre
Acting in grotesque
Buffon’s deformation
The medioeval and modern buffon
The pack
The buffon parody


Comicity: mechanism and disfunctions
The theatrical clown
Decomposition – “comic timing”
Study of “gag”
Acting: Improvisation technique
Relation with the audience at theatre
Solitary entrance – the comic duo
Anomaly, the separation, the innocence
The failure of the claim

Acting in English

Intonation and expressive reading
Acting for set and stage
Elements of English language

Acting and New Media

Film acting techniques
Listening plans
Web series
Machine movements according to the actor

Text analysis, dramaturgy and cinema 2°

Text analysis
Character’s profile and story
Overall interpretation
Settings and situations
Psychological structures and ludic structures
Theatrical works in the cinema
Scenic writing

Dance and Coreography 1°/2°/3°

1°: Contact improvisation
Rhythmic rupture
Afro – dance
2°: Modern and contemporary dance
Incoherence, rupture and transformation
Torsions, space shots and inversions
Dance – theatre
3°: Systems of instant composition
Elements of choreography
Movement architecture
Dance – theatre
Improvisational macrosystems
"Motions" of feelings
Theater and visual arts

History of theatre and directing 1°/2°/3°

1°: History of theatre
Theatre as rite: The Ancient tragedy
The oriental theatre
2°: History of mime and dance
The “Directing theatre” and the “Theatre of art”
The medieval theatre
The theatre od the comedy of art
The Elizabethan theatre
History of cinematography
3°: History of theatrical theory
The modern theatre
Theatre of the ‘900 and the avant-garde
The great authors of the history of theatre
History of Direcion

3° anno

Modern theatre

Anton Čechov
Henrik Ibsen
August Strindberg
Vladimir Majakovskij
Federico García Lorca
Luigi Pirandello
Jean Genet
Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Botho Strauß
Teatro romantico
Teatro naturalista
Teatro verista

The artistic Vanguards

Dadaist Theatre
Futurist Theatre
Surrealist Theatre
Cruelty Theatre: Artaud
Epic Theatre: Brecht
Theatre and figurative arts
Alfred Jarry
Jean Cocteau

Theater and arts

Analysis of pictorial works
Movement and abstraction
Text and pictures in movement

The Theatre of the Absurd

The nonsense
Samuel Beckett
Eugène Ionesco
Harold Pinter
Georges Perec
Raymond Queneau
Absurd at the cinema: i Monty Python

The modern comedy

Farcical acting
Situation comedy and of repetition
The theatre in theatre – Style Exercises
Frayn, “Noises off”: the backstage – the duo
Eugene Labiche
The English Farce: P. Shaffer and R. Cooney
Acting in Eduardo’s comedy
The comedy: noir, brilliant, grotesque

Modern Satire and parody

Satirical acting
Parodic acting
Caricatural acting
Television: analysis and interpretation
Image and frame of modern theatre
Cartoon and comics
Media sociology – Intrinsic dysfunctions

Directing and screenplay 3°

Techniques, styles and directorial languages
Linear, analogical and surreal directions
Structure of a play
Casting and actors’ direction
The music, the costume, the scenography
Original writing
Plot and interweaving
Free adaptation: summary of a play
Structure and theatrical styles
Writing of a canvas
Cinema writing

Theatrical pedagogy 3°

The training – The teaching
The theatre lesson
International and academic pedagogy
The pedagogical critic
Elements of psychology

Cultural management 3°

2°: Copyright and image rights in the show
Legislation of the show
3°: Project management of the show
Stage regulation
Marketing, communication and fundraising
Productive system of live show, cinematographic show and international events

Music and singing 1°/2°/3°

1°: Musica literacy
Rhythmic and melodic trainings
Jazz improvvisations
Percussions section
2°: Musical
Acting on musical track
3°: History of music
Choral sections
Choral exercises and canons

Stage architecture and Open Air 3°

Writing for the puppet theater
Design and construction
Architecture of stage space
Objects manipulation
Moving scenography
Macro and Micromanipulation

MIUR Accreditation Accademia Internazionale di Teatro - Scuola Recitazione

Accademia Internazionale di Teatro is authorized to issue the Academic Bachelorof 1st level in Acting (DADPL02) by the Ministry of Education, University and Research with Decree n. 251/16, signed on 19th April 2016 by Minister Stefania Giannini.

The Didactic organization the Academic Bachelor of 1st level in Acting  is been updated with D.M. n. 111 of January 15th 2021.

In the MIUR evaluation, verification criteria were applied that assessed the teachers' curricula, the correspondence of the teaching system to the training objectives, the programmatic agreements with national and international working realities and the standards of locations and instrumental equipment.

The Academic Bachelor of 1st level in Acting, is equivalent to any Three years Bachelor's degree  (Class L-3) in D.A.M.S.;  Arts, History, Science, Techniques and technologies of Music and entertainment ; disciplines of entertainment and communication; Design, management, communication and events of art and culture for the purpose of admission to public competitions according to law 228/12.  It also allows the access to Master’s Degree courses of 2nd  level in the best Accademie di Recitazione universitarie in Europa (EQF 6° Livello). (ACCADEMIE TEATRALI / SCUOLE RECITAZIONE / SCUOLE TEATRO