Workshops FAQ

What happens if I miss class?

If there is the same level of class in which you’re enrolled on offer at the same time, you’re welcome to do one make-up class. That’s limited to classes during the same semester on the same week as the missed class.

ITS has a policy of two absences before considering how you can progress in the following term. It is up to the discretion of the ITs faculty to decide on your progress from one level to the next.

Do I automatically progress through ITS levels?

To progress through the workshops, you much achieve a basis of understanding each level is meant to inculcate, as well as show a continued regard for the ensemble and the basic precept of listening positively to the rest of the class. If a student doesn’t show a continuing understanding of the levels, they may be required to repeat a level.

If any participants in the workshop are party to behaviour that is counter-productive to creating a safe and constructive workshops environment, that student may be told that continuing the workshops is not available to them. ITS has no space for jerks.

If I miss a term for whatever reason, can I just come back in where I left off?

Absolutely. People are busy and we get that life can get full. Our normal policy allows for a year of having missed the workshops before possibly being considered by the ITs faculty on what level you should return on.

Do I have to finish ITS levels in order to audition for ITS House Teams?

No. It is expected that you be part of the ITS student body but you can audition at any time during or after having participated in ITS workshops. Because we have a strong relationship and keen awareness of how our students perform, we’re inclined to give people in the higher level ITS workshop preference.

What happens if I register and then decide not to continue?

If you decide not to continue with your ITS improv workshop, you’re entitled to a full refund prior to the week before your workshop started. Once your term has started, you may be entitled to have your fees deferred until the following term if you make us aware you cannot come to the workshop within the first two weeks of the term. After two weeks, your full fee will be paid towards the term you paid for.

ITS is a safe, inclusive organisation. We allow for ideas to be challenging and for thoughts to flow freely, but we operate with full respect of all peoples, regardless of gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, race or ability. If at any time, you feel that you have been maligned based on your personhood in a workshop or as a consequence of ITS workshops, please inform your instructor and/or cale@improvtheatresydney.com.au. We endeavour to keep all our students challenged but never at the sake of their vulnerability.

ITS reserves the right to remove and/or exclude any participants from workshops for behaviour that is not conducive to a safe, inclusive and constructive workshop environment.

For any other questions, please contact us.