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


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 collaborative 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. 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 and TV productions including; Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Happy Valley, In The Club, Hollyoaks, Holby City, Casualty, Game of Thrones, Homeland, The Current War, Funny Cow, Love Lies and Records, Armchair Detectives, Outlander, Cold Feet, Last Tango in Halifax and many other productions from the BBC, ITV, CBBC, Nickelodeon and more.



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.


Acting for Screen Diploma Course

The next diploma intake is in February 2019. For this cohort attendance will be required for on a Sunday starting on Sunday 3rd February 2019.

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

Film & Television Production Diploma

first of its kind in the North of the UK

This is a one year, part time, blended learning course. The diploma has been designed for those with little or no experience of film & TV production, who wish to develop the technical skills required to produce content for film & television. This intensive training course will equip students with the necessary technical knowledge and skills to start gaining work experience in the industry.

Screenwriting Diploma


YAFTA’s Applied Screenwriting Diploma course is a one year blended learning course which requires attendance for 3 hours per week for 3 semesters of the year. In addition to the compulsory contact hours, students will have a distance learning element of the course to complete between sessions.



Sonia will use her wealth of experience from working on the casting of major TV series to help guide you through the casting process.

acting workshop

15th December 2018

We are very excited to welcome back Ian Bevitt, Director of Coronation Street and Emmerdale for an exclusive Acting Workshop


Exciting Opportunity

We’re offering one lucky winner from an underrepresented group a place on either the Acting for Screen Diploma or the Film and Television Production Diploma, both worth £7,700

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