Q: Can I see the course schedule before I sign up?
A: Certainly! Course outllines are posted on the site, under Classes and Workshops
Q: Can I attend only some of the classes, without signing up for the entire programme?
A: Only after you have attended the frist two programmes, which will familiarise you with the foundations of what we will be working with. The programmes are progressive and the final project is designed to include only the participants of the programme, it is therefore not possible to accommodate drop-ins. You are welcome to pay for the programme and attend when you can, but you will not likely be included in the final production.
Q: Are there classes other than those in the programme?
A: Yes, we will be hosting weekend workshops, according to the need and demand of the acting community. We will also be running specialised programs 2 to 3 times annually, which will be conducted by established, renown actors, directors, film-makers, and others working in the industry (primarily from the UK and the USA). Although all workshops and courses will be open to the public, In some cases, priority may be given to continuing students enrolled in the programmes.
Q: Where are the classes held?
A: Currently, the weekly acting classes will be meeting at the Henry Wang Building, Tsinghua University, Wudaukou, Haidian. Some workshops have different locations, please check the site under the specific programme for updated information.
Q: Is there a refund if I do not attend all the classes in the programme?
A: Unfortunately, no. Your tuition pays for the space, instructors, and other operating expenses, all of which we have to pay in advance, we therefore cannot refund any fees after you have committed to the programme. At best, we can offer a complimentary credit to future classes, but this must be determined and approved by one of the administrators, and the amount will be at the administrator’s sole discretion.
Q. Is there a refund for the workshops, if the class is cancelled?
A. Certainly, we have no reason to retain your money if a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, or other unforseen reason; however, if you withdraw from a class or workshop within 24 hours of the start time, then there is a 50% retention fee to cover our administrative costs. Please note that specialty workshops have specific deadlines for withdrawals.
Q. Can I audit a class?
A. Of course you can. For our regular weekly classes, you may audit for 1 hour, and for the workshops, you may audit for 30 minutes.