The YAFTA Intensive

The YAFTA Intensive is a six day intensive acting course for those looking to really hone their skills. It will culminate in a casting workshop with Rick Laxton.

Rick Laxton has been the casting director of Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and head of casting at Lime Pictures. Rick is now a freelance casting director working on productions such as Disney’s ‘Evermoor Chronicles’, Nickelodeon’s ‘House of Annubus’, CBBC’s ‘Rocket Island’ and Peter Kay’s Car Share to name but a few.

The course is open to both current students who wish to expand on their skill set and spend time working intensively on their craft and prospective students who wish to undertake a YAFTA course prior to committing to long-term training in the field.

The course is designed for adults but exceptions can be made for teenage students of YAFTA who already demonstrate a high level of acting skill.

This course is unlikely to be suitable for those who have attended drama school.

Throughout the six-day, YAFTA Intensive Programme, students will cover:

  • Improvisation Techniques
  • Characterisation Techniques
  • Continuity in Screen Performance
  • Agents, Casting & Audition Technique
  • Working with Text.
  • Acting Technique: Hagen
  • Acting Technique: Method
  • Acting Technique: Laben
  • Acting Technique: Stanislavski
  • Working with the Voice
  • Casting for Film & TV with Rick Laxton

Students will benefit from working with a variety of tutors who have trained at the country’s top drama schools including RADA, LAMDA, CSSD, LIPA and ALRA and industry experts including agents and casting directors.

The first 5 places are available at the discounted rate of £320 per person.

Date: August 28th to September 2nd 2017
Time: 10am to 5pm Mon-Fri. 11am to 3pm Saturday.
Location: YAFTA, 101-103 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1JL
Cost: £395

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Workshop Only Booking.

Date: September 2nd 2017
Time: 10am to 3pm
Location: YAFTA, 101-103 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1JL
Cost: £45

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