National Academy of Mime and Acting - Teaterhögskolan
English language section of National Academy of Mime and Acting
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
School/Program: Fine Arts and Design
The National Academy of Mime and Acting is based in Sweden and can trace its roots back to 1787, when King Gustav III started the practice of training actors in the country. Until 1960, most actor training programs were connected with the theater, such as the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. 1964 saw the establishment of three separate acting academies in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö. In 1966, another academy was started in Luleå. The academy is dedicated to help hone the talent and skills of dedicated students interested in the performing arts.
The academy principally offers programs on mime and acting, both of which are three year courses of study. However, the National Academy of Mime and Acting also has a range of continuation courses, which focus on different aspects of acting. These courses are of varying length, depending on the subject. Students who are interested in joining will be judged on their abilities as showcased through a set of special auditions. The university does not provide scholarships and students must be fluent in Swedish to participate in the auditions.
The National Academy of Mime and Acting accepts students into its acting program every year, though prospective students must note that out of roughly 900 applicants only 8-10 students are chosen. Mime auditions are held every three years, with the total number of applicants reaching 150. Prospective students should also be aware that the deadlines for all applications may vary.