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.
YAFTA actor wins NTA
James Moore, who plays Ryan Stocks in Emmerdale has won Best Newcomer in the 2019 National Television Awards. The win follows James winning Best Newcomer in the Daily Star Soap Awards.
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.
ACTING FOR SCREEN DIPLOMA
Beginner to Professional Actor, 18 Month blended learning programme. Learn more and apply now.
The next diploma intake is in October 2019. For this cohort, auditions will be held on Saturday 27th July 2019
Read what our YAFTA diploma students have to say about the Acting for Screen Diploma Course.
ACTING FOR SCREEN YOUTH DIPLOMA
A one year, part time, blended learning course. The Youth diploma has been designed for those aged 11 to 16 years.
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 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.
We regularly run headshot sessions in Leeds. You will receive 5 retouched images in colour, black and white, high resolution and low resolution.
Understanding The Acting Industry: A Guide to Getting Started. Everything you need to know to work as a professional actor
“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!”
“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.”
“I am always impressed by YAFTA’s 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 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.”
“YAFTA has given me the chance to try acting without any judgement. I would definitely recommend YAFTA to anyone who wants to try out acting.”
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Available for evening classes and workshops at our locations across Yorkshire.
Helping you to achieve your goals with a step by step plan that you follow on a monthly basis.
We regularly run headshot sessions in Leeds. See our upcoming headshot dates here.
ACTING FOR SCREEN Diploma
An 18-month course. Designed for those with little or no experience of the acting industry.
Film & TV Production Diploma
Offering the potential to pursue a career in film & television production.
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