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The programme is divided into four terms over two years.
Term One29 July - 29 September 2019 (9 weeks)
25 November 2019 - 1 February 2020 (10 weeks)
Term Two30 March - 28 June 2020 (13 weeks)
Term Three3 August - 27 September 2020 (8 weeks)
23 November - 31 January 2021 (10 weeks)
Term Four1 March - 7 June 2021 (13 weeks)
During these periods you are expected to be in Estonia and fully dedicate your time to your studies and training.
School weeks run from Monday to Saturday, with days usually starting at 9:00 with lectures and skills development classes, followed by a long period of work with the resident Guest Artist, and continuing on with seminars, tutorials and rehearsals until 21:00. You can see a sample weekly timetable here.
In term time, you will be introduced to a wide variety of ways of working. These take time to settle in and the breaks present an opportunity to do additional research and try things out on your own. During off-periods, you can either stay in Estonia with provision for rehearsal space to collaborate with your peers or you can return to your own company. During off-periods, however, your studies continue with weekly online lectures, seminars, self-led studio-based research, various assignments and preparation for next term.
Some study periods might take place outside Estonia and further information will be given to all students well in advance of beginning study.