FAQ & Policies
Workshops & Masterclasses policies
IF I ENROLL TO MORE THAN ONE WORKSHOP, DO I GET A SPECIAL DISCOUNT?
IDEA is strongly focused on sharing skills and promoting study. Exceptionally for the current year, IDEA offers a special discount for its students as follows:
10% discount on the total expense for students who simultaneously enrolls to two workshops;
15% discount on the total expense for students who simultaneously enrolls to three workshops.
ARE THERE OTHER DISCOUNTS?
YES! Currently we have “Bring a friend…” promotion, which offers a significant discount on enrollment fee for both students who decide to join our courses together. In order to get the above-mentioned promotion, students must write us an email telling that they are friend of another student who want to enroll to a workshop and that they want to join the same workshop together. As an alternative to that, two students can enroll at the same moment writing in the email that they are friends and want to join the same workshop together. Once we receive the confirmation from both students, they can get the discount.
Here are some examples of discounts with “Bring a friend … promotion”:
A workshop with enrollment fee of 399 euros VAT included, costs 349 euros VAT included applying the “Bring a friend …” promotion.
ARE PROMOTIONS AND DISCOUNTS CUMULATIVE?
Of course! If two students enroll simultaneously to two workshops, they both get the “Bring a friend…” promotion and the 10% discount on the total expense for the two workshops!
WHAT IF I COULD NOT JOIN THE WORKSHOP ANYMORE? CAN I GET A REFUND?
Absolutely! In case students cancel their participation to our workshops, they can ask for a refund of the enrollment fee under the following conditions:
70% refund on the enrollment fee if they cancel 25 days before the workshop starts;
30% refund on the enrollment fee if they cancel between 24 and 15 days before the workshop starts.
If students cancel their participation during the last 14 days before the workshop starts, they will not get a refund.
In special circumstances, IDEA Academy staff at its own discretion can offer the possibility to attend another of its workshops to students who decide to change course.
REFUNDS, WITHDRAWAL & CANCELLATION
After enrolling in IDEA Academy and paying the non-refundable enrollment fee, students have 7 days before the beginning of the course to withdraw from the academy. They are then eligible for a full refund of all fees and any tuition paid, not-including the non-refundable enrollment fee.
Students enrolling in a course need to stay with the class, regardless of how their work schedules change, or their job situations change. When they enroll, they should be sure that they can fully commit, and complete the course. Students should be sure to have the time and resources to fully participate for the entire length of the course. If unsure about their ability to participate, students have until just before the course begins to withdraw.
At any point during the course: Once enrolled, students have until that module begins to opt out (courses are composed by three modules, each one 12 weeks long).
During the first week of the first module, students can withdraw but because IDEA Academy has already employed their instructors for the course, students are obligated to pay the first installment of the agreed-upon tuition for the course, even if they cannot participate.
During the first week of the second module students can withdraw and, as for the afore-mentioned reasons, they are obligated to pay the second installment of the agreed-upon tuition for the course, even if they cannot participate.
During the first week of the third module students can withdraw and, as for the afore-mentioned reasons, they are obligated to pay the final installment of the agreed-upon tuition for the course, even if they cannot participate.
Registration or other fees will not be refunded. Withdrawal can be initiated by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org with a clear request for withdrawal (messages through other channels such as, Facebook, Twitter or other social media or messaging service WILL NOT be taken into consideration). Any cancellation or withdrawal refund payments will be issued within 30 days.
Students must pay before the module begins, in order to enroll. Enrolled students must keep their payments current to maintain status at the academy and retain access to the school facilities and assets.
Students should email the Payments Department, at email@example.com to bring their account current and resume student status. If students need to arrange a different due date, the Payments Department can work with them as long as it is within the seven day grace period.
Existing students who fail to pay for the current term must contact the academy at firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid having being suspended from the course.
HOW CAN I FIND A PLACE TO STAY IN ROME?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/affittasiroma/about/ (This group is in Italian but it is also possible to speak in English)
VISA APPLICATION FOR NON-EU STUDENTS
WILL I BE ABLE TO FIND A JOB AFTER THE COURSE?
IDEA Academy is an internationally renowned hub with close ties to industry professionals and studios. Through our network of studios in the videogame and animation industry and our attendance to fairs all over the world, we make sure our students can showcase their work at every given opportunity.
Starting from the Academic Year 2018/2019, by enrolling in IDEA students have a chance of winning a scholarship for any annual course taught in IDEA. The scholarship covers the tuition of one year of course (annual subscription fee and tuition fee) but does not cover the expenses related to living in Rome (accommodation, food, etc.).
The deadline for enrolled students who want to apply for the scholarship is June 30th. Scholarship requests sent after June 30th will not be considered.
Results will be announced before the start of IDEA Academy's course directly to the successful candidates via email.
Living in Rome
Food is fairly cheap and the city is filled with coffee shops and take-away street food vendors where it is possible to have a meal for just a few euros.
Public transportation in the city costs 1,50€ for a 90-minutes ticket, but monthly and yearly passes further reduce the price.