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Please find a list of Frequently Asked Questions below. Anything not covered below can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is possibly the most ‘frequently asked question’ and understandably so. We are pursuing an accreditation, but we would like to point out that the Performing Arts is a talent-based occupation and our focus at LAMTA is on the practical teaching and training of many disciplines to an extremely professional level. No performer has ever been asked to produce a degree or certificate at an audition. It is only about what you can deliver in the room. This, and everything that goes with this, is what we are preparing our students for at LAMTA. In short, LAMTA does not currently offer an accreditation recognised by SAQA but we are in discussions and going through the processes with the Council of Higher Education (CHE) which will result in a Diploma on the NQF. Please note that this may still take number of months to achieve, but we are working on it.
Unfortunately not. LAMTA will send an accommodation list with details of private landlords, local letting agents, and student accommodation agents on request. The majority of students will live in nearby suburbs in rented accommodation, sharing flats and houses.
It is not currently possible to pay LAMTA tuition fees on a monthly basis, however, we will review requests on an individual basis.
You will need to set aside funds for books, reduced price theatre tickets, dance wear, dance shoes and for any photocopied material. We try to keep photocopied material to a minimum, but you may require to copy songs for your own repertoire.
We are in the process of appealing to corporates and individuals for sponsorships and donations to allow us the ability to offer financial aid to deserving students and those who are in need of assistance.
Absolutely – we are looking for talent, potential and ‘trainability’. We require that at least 1 of the 3 disciplines that make up the ‘Triple Threat’ are of a very promising standard upon auditioning for LAMTA.
Most applicants accepted into LAMTA are 17 or 18 years old after their schooling is completed. Rare exceptions are made.
Yes, but the LAMTA course is very intensive, and there are often periods where classes end at 17:00 and Project Work commences in the evenings from 17:30. Full-time study is a full-time commitment so you will need to take this into account.
The LAMTA Calendar runs closely in line with the Western Province school terms and holidays with the addition of a 1 week mid-term break in Terms 2, 3 and 4.
The LAMTA course is a very full and extremely intensive schedule; 6 Classes a day from 08:30 – 17:00, five days a week. For many periods throughout the year, project work and production rehearsals will commence in the evenings and you will often have class work to prepare for the following day. Just like the industry itself, studying Performing Arts requires long hours and lots of self-discipline.
LAMTA Lunchroom, which is operated by ‘Dish’, will prepare and serve a daily menu of healthy soups, salads, sandwiches, coffees and drinks. These will be on sale for a few hours over lunch, Mon-Fri.
Bullying, on any level is not tolerated at LAMTA and any incidences will be dealt with swiftly and severely. Furthermore, LAMTA does not discriminate on the grounds of race, age, gender, colour, ethnic or national origins, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or religious beliefs. We expect our students and faculty to support and adhere to these principals.
LAMTA produces 3 Productions every year on the Theatre on the Bay stage. Students across all levels of the Academy will have the opportunity to perform and partake in these productions in a number of capacities; on stage, backstage, Front of House, and in the production office. As part of the overall and all-rounded Theatre training that LAMTA offers, students will all fulfil duties in various departments through-out their studies at LAMTA.
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