Where is the International Screen Academy?

The International Screen Academy's Sydney studios are located at 242 Young St Waterloo NSW 2017, Australia. Trains: 900m walking distance from Green Square Station. Buses: 300m from ISA on Bourke St and Elizabeth St.

What is unique about ISA?

Working with actors, filmmakers & animators under one roof gives a unique experience providing opportunities for professional relationships. Making movies is our central training method & you will shoot lots of projects - telling your story in a world class facility.

Are the accredited courses full or part time?

All students must enroll full time. ISA does not offer part-time or correspondence study at this time for our accredited courses.

For information on upcoming short-term programs, please see our ISA Focus Programs.

What method of acting does ISA teach?

At ISA we provide exposure to a variety of acting techniques and encourage each student to develop their own unique working process.

What is the Application Process?

Please see our Online Application page. It is our pleasure to assist you with every stage of your application.

What are the class sizes?

ISA is a boutique academy with a strictly limited number of enrolments per course per year. We limit each individual class to no more than 16.

Can I reapply, if my application is not successful?

Yes. You can apply as often as you like. We recognise that experience is the best teacher of all and encourage applicants who are not successful gaining admission to try again.

Can I continue further study towards a Bachelor degree?

Yes. Successful graduates can pursue further studies with Raffles College of Design & Commerce and/or Edith Cowan University.

What happens if I do not successfully complete all Units of Competency?

If you do not complete the entire course of study, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for successful completion of individual units of competency only.

I am not sure if this is the right career for me.

Being a creative professional is a lifetime commitment. Graduates who succeed in the professional world come to the ISA program with a commitment that they will completely embrace each moment of the program. We understand concerns about living a creative life and provide support while you grow as an artist. In many instances, applicants who unsure about this type of carer attend one of our Masterclasses or short-term workshops to better understand how we train and what the world of being a creative professional is like. If you would like to attend one of our free workshops or even sit in on one of our regular classes, please contact us.

What is the study timeframe for the accredited courses?

The 10130NAT Advanced Diploma of Acting for Contemporary Screen Media is a 2 year, 4 semester course.

The CUF60107 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media qualification is a 2 year, 4 semester course.

For information on Short-Term, Workshop and Masterclasses please visit ISA Focus Programs.

Are there any entry requirements for the course?

Applicants must have a certified Senior Secondary Certificate of Education for the completion of Year 12 or equivalent or undertake an assessment of competence in reading and numeracy.

Applicants must be aged 18 years old at the time of course commencement and have effective English language, communication, interpersonal skills. Applicants will be required to participate in either an audition, film pitch or skills test to demonstrate aptitude. This will be reviewed by an ISA panel of industry experts.

Who owns the copyright my productions?

ISA does not claim any copyright in work produced by students during their time at ISA. Authorship, copyright ownership and rights assignments need to be established and negotiated on a case by case basis. ISA does reserve the right to use student work in part or in full for educational, promotional and marketing purposes. ISA will always respect the moral rights of student creators.

Does ISA recognise previous skills, knowledge or study towards the course?

Yes. The International Screen Academy will recognise a student's existing level of skill and knowledge through Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. You can find out more on the Policies & Procedures page.

Do I need experience to be selected for the accredited programs?

We do not require extensive experience for the accredited programs, however you will need a sincere level of dedication. In your audition/interview we will require definitive answers as to why you want to achieve your goals. We can teach skills, positive commitment comes from you.