Switzerland – Verscio

 Accademia Teatro Dimitri


The Accademia Teatro Dimitri offers specialized degree courses for performing artists of physical theatre. The school’s approach combines consolidated theatre practice, movement, and circus techniques with innovative programs in training, devising, and performance.

The courses are designed to enhance the individual qualities of each student as they are accompanied through their artistic development, from acquiring movement techniques and theatrical interpretation, to creating staged performances and developing their personal language.

In the town of Verscio (CH), the students train in a unique environment, with both familiar and multicultural dimensions, and receive training characterized by the intense exchange of experiences and opinions.

Founded in 1975 by the clown Dimitri, the Accademia was born out of the desire to offer young people a comprehensive professional artistic education, focusing on body and movement. In 2006, the Accademia was recognized as a university campus affiliated with SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland). Today, the Accademia offers comprehensive training, consisting of a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Master of Arts in Physical Theatre, as well as a Master of Arts in Artistic Research developed with the Scuola universitaria di Musica at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.

The Accademia Teatro Dimitri offers programs of study in physical theatre that are unique in Europe for this type of training; the quality and breadth of the teaching have earned the school its international acclaim.


If you want to learn more about our academy, please click http://www.accademiadimitri.ch/?lang=en



Exchange Opportunities

The Accademia Teatro Dimitri (ATD) is affiliated with SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) and is participating in the Swiss-Eurpean Mobility Programme (SEMP). The activities carried out by the service supports and helps students who arrive threw E:UTSA in SUPSI.


We offer each semester different courses in our Bachelor and Master program. Please look at the following conditions:

  • ECTS credit points will be acquired
  • Incoming student will be integrated in lessons
  • Preferably Italian language knowledge, at least fluent English language knowledge. The BA courses are in Italian- the MA in English language.
  • Duration between 2 weeks and max. 3 month
  • Well trained body and interest in physical work

Get in touch

These are our E:UTSA representatives. In the case you would like to get in touch, just send a message!

Luna Scolari, student representative: luna.scolari@student.supsi.ch

Corinna Vitale , Dean/ Head of BA and MA studies /E:UTSA Board Member:  corinna.vitale@supsi.ch

Tamara Kälin, international relations representative: tamara.kaelin@supsi.ch