YAFTA Screen Acting Diploma
Finance Options Available. Spread your course fees over a period of up to 5 years. Subject to application.
The YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma is an 18-month, part time, blended learning course. The diploma has been designed for those with little or no experience of the acting industry who wish to undertake intensive training to equip them with the necessary tools and experience to progress from beginner to professional actor within 18 months.
This course has been designed to work alongside careers and family life to allow those who are passionate about pursuing a career as a screen actor to do so with a reputable company without too much disruption to daily life.
Our students follow a structured syllabus which has been designed by a team of graduates from the world’s top drama schools including; RADA, LAMDA, Central School of Speech and Drama, ALRA and LIPA, and Occupational and Business Psychologists who specialise in assessment and selection, specifically, the design and delivery of examination processes.
This is a blended learning course requiring 3 full contact days per month, which run on either Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday at our studio in Leeds. Each cohort will attend on the same day for the first three weeks of every month. In addition to the contact hours, there is a distance learning aspect of the course and mentoring programme which must be completed.
For the first 15 months, students will work predominantly on developing their craft and will be required to pass the YAFTA Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Certifications in Screen Acting.
There will be some overlap of your acting training and industry training in the last 6 months. For the last 6 months of the course, in addition to completing the advanced certification you will be working intensely towards your career as an actor under the guidance of a mentor who will be advising you regularly on the next steps that you need to take in order to start working as a professional actor.
During the final semester of the course, as well as your advanced level training, you will undertake a number of workshops including:
Understanding the Acting Industry.
The Business of Working as an Actor.
Casting Director Workshops With Various Top Casting Directors.
Psychological Preparation for the Industry.
ENTRY TO THE COURSE IS BY AUDITION ONLY.
Scholarships: There are scholarships available for those who show outstanding potential at audition stage. These scholarships offer an award of £1500 towards the full cost of the cost.
YAFTA DIPLOMA reviews
“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 have learned a lot of invaluable skills in such a short period of time. I would also like to note that the professionalism shown by the tutors has exceeded my expectations.”
The next diploma intake is September 2017. For this cohort attendance will be required for a full day on a Saturday. Auditions will take place on Sunday 16th July 2017.
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