- Fall Term (12 weeks): October - December
- Winter Term (12 weeks): January - March
- Spring Term (12 weeks): April - June
- Summer School : July - September
- In.F.o.Ma.T. : early July
Festival of acting groups : Late September
- Classes are held 15.15 - 21.45 on weekdays, 13.00 - 19.30 on Saturdays and 13.00-17.30 on Sundays.
- There are five fully equipped halls (A, B, C, D, E).
- Each class meets once a week (2 hrs).
Each student has the right to choose the class that suits him/her best, choosing as many classes as he/she wants according to needs, preference and time available. As the student has the right to choose his/her teacher, the teacher may also set his/her own conditions of participation in the class. Thus, certain classes could be attended by all, while others might require elementary theatrical experience and so on.
There is no specific time limit for the completion of training.
ACTING GROUPS we strongly recommend that the students participate in 'acting groups' created by themselves. This participation is taken under consideration when a student is about to obtain the Certificate of the Theatre of Changes or the scholarship given by the School.
AUDITORS / OBSERVING CLASSES We strongly suggest that you audit classes before registering in order to get familiar with the class. Auditing is permitted in all classes once per term. Auditing costs 6 Euros for each 2hour class. Anyone who has been registered at the School can be an auditor.
CERTIFICATE The certificate of the Theater of Changes (ToC) can be obtained upon successful completion of: a) 60 different classes (25 acting, 12 voice, 12 movement and 11 optional ones) and b)the final exams.
KEY STUDENTS-ASSISTANTS In each class there is one key-student who is not charged for the lesson, but in return offers his/her services to the tutor (camera, photocopies, presences / absences, etc.) Someone has the right to become a key-student, once he/she has already registered on three courses and a vacancy occurs.
Some students might be needed as part-time assistants so that the School can function effectively. In return, they enrol, free of charge, in one or more courses, provided that they act as key-students.
PRESENCES/ ABSENCES At the end of each term, (but no later than two months after this) all students may obtain certificates, confirming their attendance at the course(s) in which they have enrolled. The certificate will state the level of cooperation between student and teacher, such as ‘Very Good’, ‘Good’ ‘Average’ or ‘Poor’. ‘Certificates will be awarded to all of those who have attended at least 8 lessons of the course (during the term). Note is taken of absences and presences at the beginning of each session and confirmed at the end. Students who arrive late may be permitted to attend if the teacher so allows, but their absence at the start of the session will remain on record. A similar record will be kept of those who leave before the end of the class.
SCHOLARSHIPS ToC offers annually one scholarship in support of a student who wishes to continue his/her studies abroad. The faculty will select this student from those who have been awarded the Certificate of the Theatre of Changes. ToC also enables five students per term to attend one class of his/her preference free of charge, offering him/her a mini scholarship. The "Vangelis Giakoumakis" scholarship is offered at every term to a qualified student. The "Andreas Voutsinas" scholarship is offered every year to a student that attends a full 3 year program. For more information about the required qualifications please contact the administration office.
SUBSTITUTIONS The teachers are performing artists who gain their livelihood from the theatre, not from teaching. Their work is actually an offer to the students, a concession to them, which is why we are able to provide classes at minimal rates (6 EURO per hour). Every effort is made to keep substitutions to a minimum, but those occasions when the teacher is tied up, the students will be taught, for as long as is needed, by another qualified member drawn from the faculty.
The Head Office of the Theatre of Changes reserves the right to exclude without compensation or advance notice any person who impairs the order of a particular class or the effective running of the school as a whole.
The administration office is open on weekdays 15.00 - 22.00, Saturdays 13.00-19.30 and Sundays 13.00-17.30.