12 month professional acting course
Our year-long course is ideal for you to really get stuck into a project to be proud of. Act, produce, and work on delivering a short film to be shown at an industry showcase and exhibited at festivals.
The 12 month professional acting course will allow you to develop a deep understanding of screen acting, knowledge of how the industry works and how to win, and grasping how directing, filming and editing works too. Not to mention networking within the industry and receiving a professionally finished film for your showreel, too.
This course is the most comprehensive offering we have, and we’re proud of it.
Throughout the course
During the full 12 months, you will regularly have the opportunity to dedicate days to shooting in front of camera when you’re ready, building scenes culminating in your own short film.
And it’s great that you get to make your own short film. But there is serious work to be done, too. That’s why our course outline below explains how the course will be structured, to maximise your learning.
First six months
The first six months will focus on you going to the next level with your acting technique and style.
We will teach you our ‘toolbox’ approach to acting that encourages you to develop your own technique to acting. We will take a three-pronged approach to your development, to make sure you push your limits.
We deliver on acting theory too. We will work extensively on understanding and considering different theories to add even greater depth to your acting. From Stanislavski’s Active Analysis to Meisner’s Truth and Chekov’s Psychological Gesture, we go through it all.
Second six months
The second six months is where you get to make your mark and stand out as being not only an intelligent actor, but someone who knows the industry well enough to understand all its moving parts.
This is the business end of things: how to market yourself, get a proactive agent, pull together a showreel, organise logistics of a shoot and get in the editing room.
You will attend seminars, lectures and workshops with leading professionals from across the industry to get a breadth of understanding. These six months are vital to your development as a player in the industry.
But the acting doesn’t stop: you will continue to learn different styles of dialogue, work on the intimacy of your close ups, and build character arcs.
It’s not all coasting, of course. We will set weekly homework and have regular formative assessments on your development throughout term, and a summative assessment towards the end of your course. We will use the Trinity marking standard to grade your work.
But it’s a two-way street: you will keep an acting journal to self-reflect on your progress. You are your harshest critic after all.