Surely you must have some questions?
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No, no particular qualifications are required.
Yes, sure, but you have to be a European citizen (to be able to attend classes for the whole year) and also know Italian as well as a native speaker would. If you can’t speak much Italian or come from a non-European country then the College International is the one for you.
Yes. The courses are intensive.
It depends. There will be periods in which you’d have lessons all day and there could also be a show or a concert during the evening. Other times however, you would come in to study with your classmates or simply because you fancy it. The Holden will become a bit like your second home.
No. Let’s not go overboard, it will just feel like a second home.
Yes, we have a list of houses, hostels and hotels that would be useful in the short term whilst you look for something more settled.
Sure you could. First of all, you would not be alone. We are here for you and the second year students have lots of tips for the newbies.
Turin is a city that you can easily get used to and find your way around in every sense; in fact, the streets are set out like a big chessboard. If there is one thing that the Piedmontese know how to do, then it’s how to put their cities in order.
For those enrolled at the International, the first day is 28th September 2020. Start getting your schoolbag ready!
Pardon?! You haven’t even started yet and you’re already tired? We would say that school more or less finishes in June.
Not in the traditional sense. Original College students will however have to come in to do tests and project presentations quite frequently.
Opening Doors is only accessible to Original students and lasts for three days. They’ll have the chance to present their best project to a range of professional collaborators. Each student has a few minutes to convince the audience that their idea is the best bet and the one worth pursuing.
No, only those who have more than seventy percent attendance and a ready structured project can take part. Audiences include: directors, cinema and theatre producers, editors, agents, business owners, festival directors and curators.
Two annual 5,000 euro scholarships are awarded to foreign students. They are assigned on the results of the entrance test.
If you are foreign, you will only have access to the scholarships.
Yes: it’s the second step you have to take in order to enrol. The first is to fill in the Application Form. We will send you the test by email and then you have a week to send us your answers.
No need to panic: you don’t have to study anything beforehand. If you are a bookish type, a film buff or a social butterfly and endlessly curious, you will be fine; we are more interested in how you see the world.
No, anyone who is resident abroad can do the test via email.
Yes, but they are brief and function as a ‘get to know each other better’ exercise. If you’re doing the test from abroad we can run it via Skype.
Unfortunately not. You have to wait until next year.
Perhaps, but it would be a bit like being taught how to cook by a food critic instead of a chef. Our small classes (an average of 21) also make the difference. There will be lessons with everyone, as in the case of Holden Start but you will also have one to one lessons with a teacher.
Yes, you will study with Italian or international professionals and the lessons will be in English. Moreover, as you will be from different countries, you will need it as a common language with classmates and also with which to write your work.
One week after you submit the test. You will then have another week to decide if you want to enrol.
One of the many jobs to do with narration: there are the classic areas such as journalism or the more modern options, such as writing web content or taking care of a company’s social media. In truth, it’s not all that easy to answer this because of the range of possibilities. If you’d like to find out more about what some of our students have gone on to do, then take a look at the Alumni page.
Yes. Once school is over you will have a diploma that has been recognised by literary sector professionals since 1994. It allows our graduates to excel in television, editing, cinema and theatre, publicity and radio.
The Holden costs 10,000 euro per year. You can find all the information on fees and scholarships by clicking here.