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.
Read what our YAFTA diploma students have to say about the Acting for Screen Diploma Course.
The YAFTA Film & Television Production Diploma
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.
YAFTA’s Applied 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.
Introduction to Screenwriting
YAFTA are very excited to be bringing to you a one day ‘Introduction to Screenwriting’ course with professional screenwriter Rick Laxton
Joanne Moss, Coronation Street Casting Associate, returns to conduct a casting workshop. Learn about casting for soaps and how to impress the Coronation Street casting team.
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.
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
Benedict Cumberbatch and our own Katy Poulter.
Going For Gold
John Guilor and Guy Slocombe in Bollywood’s ‘Gold’.
Calvin Cawood joins Maxine Peake.
Made in Leeds Commercial
Starring Jorge Diaz, Andrea Watson and Mark Cowling.
Katie Proctor as Kelly in CBBC show Creeped Out.
Charlotte Armitage filming on Coronation Street.
In The Club
Hannah Waring and Lottie Cheverton are In The Club.
Inside Soap Awards
Liam Bairstow nominated as Best Newcomer.
Jordana Ashkenazi and Katy Poulter bag BBC comedy roles
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 on Coronation Street
OUR AIM AT YAFTA
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. 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 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.
“YAFTA produce a great calibre of bright and talented students who are great to work with. I’ve been able to cast students in my shows and they’ve proved to be really good actors.”
“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.
Helping 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.
Designed for current students who wish to expand on their skill set and spend time working intensively on their craft.
ART OF SELF TAPING
Practically conduct the full process of filming, editing and uploading your own self tape.
An 18-month course. Designed for those with little or no experience of the acting industry.
Six days intensive training culminating in a casting workshop with Coronation Street Casting Associate Joanne Moss.
The next YAFTA showreel day is taking place on November 26th. Limited spaces available click below to find out more.
Meet Rick Laxton, a busy casting director who has a wealth of experience working in the film & tv industry.
This workshop is a great opportunity to showcase your skills to one of the industry’s most successful TV directors.
Film & TV Production Diploma
Offering the potential to pursue a career in film & television production.