Professional screen acting training for children, teenagers & adults across Yorkshire.


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.


Read what our YAFTA diploma students have to say about the Acting for Screen Diploma Course.



This year’s Summer Intensive offers a new and exciting timetable and training with a variety of YAFTA tutors.

The six day course will culminate with a casting workshop with casting director Rick Laxton whose casting credits include Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Disney’s Evermoor Chronicles, Nickelodeon’s House of Annubus, CBBC’s Rocket Island and Peter Kay’s Car Share to name but a few.

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.

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.

Our Aim

It is our aim to prepare all students for work as a professional film and TV actors. We educate our students to equip them with the necessary skills, tools, knowledge and psychological preparation which are essential to succeed in the film and TV industry.

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.

Industry Opportunities

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.

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