General description of services offered (library, support)
The Accademia has a two-floor multilingua library which includes: reference books, works of dramatic literature, a section dedicated to audio and visual learning, and a variety of magazines. The Academia’s library has a strong relationship with the Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese (Sbt), through which it is possible to find research materials throughout Switzerland and Europe.
Students can take advantage of the special computer stations to search the library’s catalogue. The librarian is available to provide advice and guide students to find library materials.
The library service is open on the following days and time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 13:30.
For information, contact the service manager, Mrs. Silviana Vogt.
Sport USI / SUPSI
Students, staff and teachers of the Accademia benefit from the services offered by Sport USI / SUPSI, which includes various disciplines (including fitness, dance, winter sports and water sports, climbing, etc.) excursions and the possibility to receive discounts for fitness center subscriptions.
The Accademia organizes Italian courses at the beginning of each academic semester for foreign students. The level needed to begin the school is A2 / B1. At the end of the course there is an exam.
Research assistance for scholarships
For those who need assistance in finding and filling out an application for a scholarship, the Accademia provides an expert in the field, who is able to evaluate the documents prepared by the students with a critical eye, and to give advice on how to write their own curriculum vitae.
Theater tickets and theater visits
Students benefit from the Accademia Teatro Dimitri by receiving an enormous price reduction on tickets for all shows at the Teatro Dimitri (only 5 EUR/CHF a ticket). Also, on a regular basis throughout the year, the Accademia organizes theater evenings for events of particular interest in other cities (ex: Lugano, Bellinzona, Chiasso, Milan, Basel, etc.)
Description of services for professional integration
Thanks to the wide recognition it enjoys and a strong network of contacts with both institutions and private individuals, the Accademia Teatro Dimitri often assumes the role of liaison in the commission fees for events, artistic involvements and performances for its graduates. Some of them are also hired for teaching and individual workshops.
Through special projects such as the Gotthard Project 2016, the Accademia serves as vehicle and employer for many of its alumni.