Current Program

May 12-June 12, 2024


Application Deadline: December 20, 2023

Bordeaux Countryside

May 12th – May 28th, 2024

ACTING – Ensemble-based training, scene study, improvisation with distinguished theatre director Viktor Ryzhakov – visiting professor, University of Theatre and Film Art, Budapest, former Artistic Director of Meyerhold Center and Sovremennik Theatre, Moscow.

SINGING – Choral, Solo, and Duet vocal training with Tatyana Burell – visiting voice and music instructor at Theatre Academy Academy De Limoges, France, actress, voice and music director Sovremennik Theatre, Moscow.

MOVEMENT – Natalia Fedorova – Movement Coach at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

Classes are held Monday through Saturday from 10a-6p. Acting classes meet every afternoon. All other specialty courses meet on a rotating schedule in the mornings. All courses are taught in English.

Excursions around the amazing southwest of France

While in the Bordeaux countryside, we will be staying and taking classes at La-Vaure Estate villa.


May 28th – May 31st, 2024

Excursions, theatre performances, other tourist attractions. More details will be announced soon!

Housing – Hotel Konti Bordeaux


May 31st – June 12th, 2024

Three master classes with Jacques Lecog Drama School’s
director, Josef Houben

Visit the Louvre, Versaille, Orsay Museum, the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, and a boat tour on the Siene River
Attend theatre shows
Exceptional food experiences

Paris housing details TBA.

Program Cost

  • $250 Application fee (due before December 20th, 2023)
  • $5,650 Program
  • TOTAL: $5,900

Transportation to and from the airport in Paris is included.
Airfare is not included in the program cost. IFTER will organize discounted group airfare pricing.

Payment Breakdown:

  • Application fee – due with application
  • January 15, 2024: $2,000
  • February 15, 2024: $ 1,250
  • March 15: $1,200
  • April 15: $1,200

*Prices and deadlines are subject to change. Note: application deadlines and payment deadlines are not flexible. Failure to meet deadlines may result in additional fees.

To Apply

Deadline: December 20, 2023 All applicants are required to submit a headshotresume, and letter of recommendation, along with a one to two page informal essay written in a letter style. This letter should describe your art and training background and, most importantly, who you are as a person as a person. Consider including your interests, your talents, your passions, your fears, or anything that you feel is essential to your unique personality. Also include some information about why you do theatre, what draws you to this program and what you would like to gain from it. We ask  that you also submit some photos from your daily life â€“ you with family, with pets, in a special place, with friends– anything that describes you. **Please notate if you are applying for the acting or directing track.**

Applicant Eligibility- Must be 18+ years of age and comfortable studying in English.

We review all applications and make our admissions decisions on a rolling basis. It is to your advantage to apply early.

If you do not already have a passport, you must apply for one as soon as possible. The process to obtain a passport can take 3 months or more. 

Email questions and application submissions to