ACTING FOR SCREEN DIPLOMA
Designed to fit around work and family commitments, this 18 month part time blended learning course takes you from beginner to ready-to-work professional actor in 18 months. Includes all training and actor tools.
Understanding the Acting Industry
Learn everything you need to know to work as a professional actor in our 10 week online training programme Understanding the Acting Industry: A Guide to Getting Started. Get the entire course for only £49.99, less than half the price of purchasing the modules individually.
Listen out for Derek Newton and Charlotte Armitage on Emmerdale.
THE CREATURE BELOW
Anna Dawson’s debut feature is out now on DVD.
Cococut on BBC 3 starring Katy Poulter.
The Current War
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and our own Katy Poulter.
Going For Gold
John Guilor and Guy Slocombe cast in Bollywood film ‘Gold’.
Calvin Cawood joins Maxine Peake and other famous faces.
Made in Leeds Commercial
Starring Jorge Diaz, Andrea Watson and Mark Cowling.
See Katie Proctor as Kelly in new CBBC show Creeped Out.
Charlotte Armitage filming role of Elise on Coronation Street.
In The Club
Hannah Waring and Lottie Cheverton are In The Club.
Inside Soap Awards
Liam Bairstow nominated as Inside Soap Awards’ Best Newcomer.
Jordana Ashkenazi and Katy Poulter bag comedy roles on BBC 3!
ON THE BOX
Catch John Guilor on the History Channel.
LONDON COMEDY SHOW
See Elina Alminas’ one woman show.
ON THE BOX
Christina Economides and Chris Porter in a commercial on Sky.
The Career of Evil
See Elina Alminas in the TV adaptation of Robert Galbraith’s novel.
STAYING ON THE STREET
Liam Bairstow continues as Alex in ITV’s Coronation Street in 2017.
Virtual Learning Environment
YAFTA have created a revolutionary online training system for the acting industry. Through our Virtual Learning Environment you can undertake a variety of courses that have been designed to compliment your in-class actor training.
Through an engaging, exciting and enriching environment, we endeavour to develop highly competent actors who exhibit a proactive and professional attitude towards their career, craft and education. We encourage the development of a number of important transferable skills which will aid students in their personal lives, school education and working lives.
We believe that in order to teach acting you must have trained in it yourself at a high level. You can rest assured all YAFTA tutors are drama school trained, have professional screen acting experience in mainstream film & TV work, are paediatric first aid qualified and hold DBS certification when working with children or vulnerable adults. Our class sizes are kept small to ensure that students get the most out of their education at YAFTA.
Our students have auditioned for or gone to secure roles in major film & TV productions including; Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Happy Valley, In The Club, Hollyoaks, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Tyrant, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, CBBC Productions, Nickelodeon, Outlander, Cold Feet, Last Tango in Halifax and BBC1’s From Darkness to name but a few.
“I have been really impressed with the integrity and professionalism of YAFTA and their structured approach towards actor training. It makes me very happy to see training of this calibre in my home county, Yorkshire!”
“I can’t say enough about how YAFTA has given my daughter so much more confidence, she has learnt new skills, but most importantly she says it is fun! She also loves the teachers and has made lots of new friends. I am impressed with their organisation and professionalism, they have been so encouraging and approachable, have now enrolled my son! “
“I’ve found YAFTA to be insightful with their suggestions for projects I’ve cast. Their actors have always behaved professionally, have been well prepared, gave very natural performances and listened well to direction. They have always been a lovely agency to deal with.”
“I know the YAFTA team well and am always impressed by their level of commitment and enthusiasm to everything they do. Their passion is clear to see in the skill and standard of acting ability in their students”
“A very professional organisation with experienced and friendly tutors for acting classes for all ages and levels and affordable Masterclasses for the more serious actors. I would highly recommend YAFTA to anyone of any age who is a keen to benefit from a structured, acting industry based education and learn from people who are experienced in the acting industry.”
“As a parent who knows little about the industry I have really appreciated the professional way in which YAFTA and the agency are run and the practical information provided to help understand how the industry works. I can highly recommend YAFTA to anyone wishing to explore Television and Film acting”
“I have been interested in acting for a while, but never felt brave enough to commit to it, and YAFTA has given me the chance to try it without any judgement. I would definitely recommend YAFTA to anyone who wants to try out acting, and maybe they’ll find like I did, that they want to stay”
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Ian Bevitt Workshop
Showcase your skills and receive feedback from top TV Director Ian Bevitt. This workshop will sell out fast.
YAFTA’s Mentoring Programme will help you to achieve your goals through creating a step by step plan that you follow on a monthly basis.
We are delighted to announce that after heavy demand, YAFTA now have a variety of classes available in Sheffield.
In The Club
We are very excited that YAFTA Students Lottie Cheverton and Hannah Waring will be in BBC1’s In the Club. Well done girls!
Designed for current students who wish to expand on their skill set and spend time working intensively on their craft.
ART OF SELF TAPING
YAFTA’s Self Tape Workshop – practically conduct the full process of filming, editing and uploading your own self tape.
The YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma is an 18-month course. Designed for those with little or no experience of the acting industry.
Six days of intensive actor and industry training which culminates in a casting workshop with Coronation Street’s Casting Associate Joanne Moss.
The next YAFTA showreel days are taking place on August 27th and November 26th. Limited spaces available click below to find out more.
YAFTA End of Year Showcase & Awards Event is talking place on Friday 14th July 2017 at the Rose Bowl in Leeds.