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scReen acting YEAR CouRse - london

3 yeaRs in 1! taught by industry pRofessionals!
build your poRtfolio. film monthly. get headshots. be in a film!

1 Year Professional Screen Acting Course

3 years condensed into one! Inclusive course for both UK and international actors!

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Introducing our premier Professional Part-Time Acting Course: a one-year program offering monthly classes and frequent opportunities for professional scene shoots. The course culminates in the production of a short film, crafted by a professional crew and director, which is subsequently submitted to various film festivals. Our faculty comprises active actors, directors, agents, casting directors, and professional producers, ensuring you gain industry-relevant knowledge. Upon graduation, you will be fully equipped to embark on an acting career, complete with professional headshots, edited scenes, your own short film, and a network of lifelong friends and industry connections. Additionally, you’ll have the chance for representation.

Many of our alumni have secured representation and, through agencies including RS Talent, have landed roles in both film and television. They’ve held featured and leading roles in feature films cast and produced by Reel Scene’s own Alex Fidelski, which have been screened internationally and won awards. Our graduates gain a profound understanding of the business side of the acting industry they aspire to join!

What Will I Learn?

Elevate your acting career with a year filled with workshops and classes. Put your practice to the test by filming scenes on weekends, participating in essential headshot sessions, attending industry seminars, and contributing to a festival-ready short film!

Where & When is it Held?

Located in London, our classes take place over three days each month, with filming and editing of your exercises and scenes provided to track your progress. You'll have access to The Actors' Gym online, featuring self-tape challenges, online classes, and more to explore between sessions!

How Much Does it Cost?

A year of acting classes, headshots, seminars, scene shoots, edited scenes and a short film for only £9,950!
Looking for payment options? We offer finance plans via our partner Buyline - contact us for more details and to apply!

Who Can Take Part?

Actors from across the UK, Europe, and globally have joined us, commuting monthly. If you aim to enhance your skills for professional auditions and roles in film and TV, and are determined to pursue an acting career, this course is tailored for you.

Learn more about the Screen Acting Year Course

Ours is the only course that shoots regularly, with scenes edited post-class. Why practice a technique for 30 hours without applying it? Our approach is like an apprenticeship—learn by doing. We train actors and then film scenes, enabling them to apply their learning on set, while teaching them on-set etiquette, terminology, and the nuances of framing and continuity. Being part-time, the course allows you to pursue acting while learning, building confidence, knowledge, and a portfolio to apply for roles with the ongoing support and guidance of The Reel Scene.

This course is crafted for screen actors eager to elevate their craft, grow personally, and gain confidence. Not only will you develop your acting process, but you’ll also gain insight into the industry. The Screen Acting Year Course is a hands-on, intensive year of training, culminating in a short film production—perfect for film festivals and that all-important red carpet appearance!

As the 12-month course unfolds, you’ll explore diverse acting techniques and practitioners, from Meisner to Stanislavski (Method), to Chekhov, spanning genres like drama, comedy, TV drama, film noir, and fantasy, such as scenes from Umbrella Academy / Game of Thrones. You’ll collaborate with actors and directors who are experts in these genres. You’ll be engaged in numerous scene shoots, with scripts from your coaches, culminating in a final, festival-ready short film—an excellent addition to your acting showreel!

The course includes online training through The Actors Gym platform, where we provide continual skill-sharpening with online classes, scene studies, voice workshops, masterclasses, and guest Q&As with industry professionals, from agents to casting directors. Participate in self-tape challenges—with feedback—to hone your auditioning skills.

The Screen Acting Year Course is comprehensive, covering not just acting but also essential skills like basic firearms training and an introduction to motion capture—a rapidly growing field in the gaming industry. Learn to project your voice with our voice and accent coaches. You’ll delve into the business side of acting, coached by industry professionals, including working directors, producers, and casting directors, to understand all facets of the industry.

The screen acting year course includes:

  • Acting training, focusing on screen acting for film and TV
  • Acting techniques such as Meisner, Stanislavski and given circumstances.
  • How to perform on camera
  • The casting process
  • Online classes on top of in-person classes
  • Regular film/scene shoots
  • Acting agency seminars and workshops
  • The audition process
  • How to act for various shot sizes
  • The business of acting – presentation by producer and agent.
  • Utilising social media as an actor
  • Harnessing your voice and learning accents including RP English and American
  • Learning to perform using your body, and learning techniques for motion capture
  • Working with a director and crew
  • Professional headshot session with Pure Headshots
  • Choosing footage for your showreel
  • Devising characters and scenes
  • Breaking down scripts
  • Invitations to Reel Scene events, screenings and networking opportunities as they become available during your course
  • FREE membership to The Actors Gym, our online acting platform
  • Being part of a short film!
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Our tutors all currently work in the film and television industry. As well as our acting coaches, including Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean), David Schaal (The Office, The Inbetweeners), Steve North (Doctor Who, Londons Burning, Eastenders), Bill Ward (Emmerdale) and the director of Doctors (BBC) Debbie Howard, we have many more acting coaches from all areas of the industry! Learn more about the acting coaches at The Reel Scene.

We accept English-speaking actors over 16 years old who have the right to study in the UK and are able to meet the financial obligations of the course. Because some of our workshops and courses can be quite intensive and you’ll be working with other actors and a variety of professionals in sometimes demanding situations, we require a self-tape audition and an interview with CEO Alex Fidelski before you can join the course.

Take a look through our acting courses and find the one that suits you! If you can’t attend acting classes in person, why not check out our Online Acting Course, or try The Actors Gym to take part in our range of online acting classes?

If you have any questions you can contact The Reel Scene online. Tell us about yourself, your acting experience and what you hope to gain from studying acting with us. One of our team will be in touch to discuss the next steps with you.

Unique to the Screen Acting Year Course is our professional short film production. You’ll work with your tutors and classmates to workshop short film ideas. We will then bring in a professional director to work with you through improv and exercises to flesh the idea out into a short film, which they will then write. During the last weekend of the course, the short film will be shot with your director and a professional crew. Once it’s been edited and graded it’ll be submitted to short film festivals and will be an achievement for your resume that you can be proud of! Our very first Year Course Short Film premiered at The Gold Movie Awards in London in 2019 and received a Best Actor nomination for one of our students! You can see all of our productions here

Many of our courses and workshops include filmed exercises and scenes, such as The 6-Day Intensive Acting Course, The Asa Butterfield Masterclass and The Screen Acting Year Course. We are one of the few professional acting courses that shoot scenes with our actors every month as part of our Screen Acting Year Course. We want to get you in front of the camera as often as possible, after all, that’s what acting is about! You’ll shoot scenes to practise the particular skills you’ve learned, and these scenes will be edited by our in-house professionals including Joe Nurding (https://www.boommonkey.co.uk/) and editor Lucas Young (Television New Zealand, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King). These scenes are crucial for you to learn about framing, continuity, performance, the effects of lighting and directing and much more. You’ll receive the scenes as files and unlisted YouTube links.

Our Screen Acting Year Course and 6-day Intensive Acting Course both come with headshots!  Not only will we schedule a professional headshot shoot for you with an agency like Pure Headshots, but we will also teach you how to get the best out of your headshots and what casting directors look for in headshots.

Yes, we work with BuyLine to provide a range of finance options – please visit the Finance Information page for details.

We run the course over 12 months, and the classes run for 3 days over one weekend each month. We have a class on Friday evening, then all day classes on Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday class is normally a recording session where we shoot the scenes you have been working on over the weekend. We provide a schedule of the classes at the start of the course, although sometimes individual weekend sessions may be rescheduled due to tutor commitments.

We accept English-speaking actors over 18 years old who have the right to study in the UK and are able to meet the financial obligations of the course. Because some of our workshops and courses can be quite intensive and you’ll be working with other actors and a variety of professionals in sometimes demanding situations, we require a self-tape audition and an interview with CEO Alex Fidelski before you can join the course.

A good agent will only sign an actor once they’ve had a chance to see them work, to see how they work with other actors and crew, and have reviewed their showreel and headshots. Agents from RS Talent regularly attend workshops and classes (we are always looking for new talent) and may recommend further training if you show promise. That’s why it’s great to come to these workshops, meet people, make friends and make yourself known! Many of our graduates leave our courses and go on to gain representation.

who woRks with us

Working Actors

Including Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean), David Schaal (The Inbetweeners) and Steve North

Casting Directors

Including Luke Brady (Casting Networks, Game of Thrones) and Harry Gilbert (RRR)

Film Directors

Including Charles Henri Belleville (Jet Trash - Tom Hardy, Sofia Boutella) and Henry Scriven

Film Producers

Including James Simpson (The Merchant of Venice, with veteran actor Al Pacino)

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who aRe the coaches?

Steve North

Steve North

Actor / Director Steve North starred in the feature All Those Things and has appeared in many shows including Doctor Who, EastEnders, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, The Bill, Murphy’s Law and Holby City. Steve has an extensive experience teaching acting will be one of your tutors for the first 3 months of the course.

David Schaal

David Schaal

Renowned actor David Schaal is well known to TV viewers for his roles on hit shows like The Office and The Inbetweeners. As well as appearing on UK television in recent shows like Victoria (ITV), David works in the US and also regularly appears on stage. David is currently writing a feature film developing a comedy series. David will be one of your tutors for the first 3 months of the course.

Debbie Howard, Director: Debbie was an actor for twenty five years appearing in many popular television programs including Life on Mars, Coronation Street and Holby City. She directed many episodes of Doctors (BBC) and produced a number of documentaries.

Bill Ward, Actor: Bill Ward has been acting on stage and screen for over 20 years, appearing in shows like Coronation Street, After Life (with Ricky Gervais) and over 700 episodes of Emmerdale.

Robin Berry, Actor / Mocap Artist: Robin works with Andy Serkis at The Imaginarium and is known for films including The Jungle Book: Origins and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Lydia Bewley, Actor / Comedienne: Lydia Rose Bewley is known for her role in The Inbetweeners Movie. She also appeared in the ITV2 sitcom Plebs and the E4 sitcom Drifters.

James Simpson, Producer: James has been involved with producing of twenty-six films, on many of which James Simpson was Executive Producer/Producer, including the BAFTA-nominated The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino.

Kevin McNally, Actor/Writer/Director: Kevin has been an actor for over 40 years and well-known for playing roles including Joshamee Gibbs (Pirates of the Caribbean) and appearing in many shows including Bottom, Dcotor Who, Downton Abbey, The Crown and many more.

Terry Besson, Voice Coach: Terry Besson is known for Vikings, Clubbed and Still Crazy. He has worked with A-list actors including Sean Connery and Sean Bean and huge film productions from The Fifth Element to The Hunt for Red October

Charles Henri Belleville, Writer/Director: Charles Henri Belleville is an award winning writer/director. His latest feature Jet Trash, starring Sofia Boutella and Robert Sheehan premiered at The Edinburgh Film Festival in the Best of British section. His first feature The Inheritance won the inaugural Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards.

Alex Fidelski, Producer/Agent: Alex is the CEO of the Reel Scene and the RS Talent agency. he has also been involved in the casting and production of a number of feature films including To a Cinder, The Bystanders, Taste of Tears and It’s the Blackness.

Adam Morse, Director: Adam is the award-winning director of the feature film Lucid (co-starring Billy Zane from Titanic)

Jen Dunkley, Talent Agent: Jen is an experienced talent agent.

Gabriel Foster Prior, Writer/Director: Gabriel is the writer/director of the hit British sci-fi/comedy The Bystanders

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AUDITION DETAILS

Owing to the demand for this course, we require all potential students to submit an audition video. Auditions cost £25 (to cover our time) and we will provide you with written feedback on your audition. If you're accepted onto the Screen Acting Year Course, this fee will be deducted from the course fee.

Mar 2024 - Feb 2025 - SOLD OUT

Sep 2024 - Aug 2025 (audition required)

Mar 2025 - Feb 2026 (audition required)

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