Professional Acting Academy and Award Winning Talent Agency offering unique industry training in Screen Acting, Film & Television Production and Screenwriting

It's our aim to prepare students for work as 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

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INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES
Our students have auditioned for or secured 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.

Whether you’re a teen or adult, beginner or more advanced actor, our weekly acting classes are taught by trained acting professionals. Classes are available in Leeds, Harrogate, Sheffield and York

ACTING FOR SCREEN DIPLOMA

Beginner to Professional Actor, 18 Month blended learning programme. Includes all training and actor tools.

NEXT AUDITION DATES 30th December & 23RD JANUARY 2020

Find out 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

NEXT AUDITION DATE Monday 30th December

FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION DIPLOMA
An intensive training course to 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
Here at YAFTA we are committed to supporting and encouraging those passionate about creating a career in the Film & Television sector, regardless of age, disability, background or ethnicity
We’re offering one talented individual a place on either the 18 month Acting for Screen Diploma or 12 month Film and Television Production Diploma, both worth £7,700. The Acting Diploma will commence February 2020 and the TV and Film Production Diploma in October 2020.
CASTING OF ACTORS AND TALENT FOR THOSE WORKING IN PRODUCTION
Teaching those working in production everything they need to know about the process of casting actors and talent for film and TV work
December 15
PSYCHOLOGICAL DUTY OF CARE FOR YOUR PRODUCTION
January 26th 2020 - Limited places available
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AUDITIONING FOR TELEVISION

In this workshop for actors with all levels of experience, Casting Director Rick Laxton will use practical script-based exercises to explore how to best approach TV auditions.
JANUARY 26 2020

IAN BEVITT DIRECTING WORKSHOP

This interactive workshop will provide invaluable insight into the work of a TV director as well as guidance of how to apply this in reality
MARCH 8 2020
HANNAH WARING
Before my time at YAFTA I had absolutely no experience of screen acting. I chose YAFTA because I felt the course covered everything I needed to know - not just about acting but the industry as a whole. To learn from industry professions was something I was very interested in. So far these experiences have been invaluable.
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"YAFTA are insightful with their suggestions for projects I’ve cast. YAFTA actors are professional, well prepared, with very natural performances. A lovely agency to deal with"

JANE ANDERSON

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CASTING DIRECTOR

"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"

IAN BEVITT

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CORONATION STREET AND EMMERDALE DIRECTOR

"I know the YAFTA team well. I am always impressed by their level of commitment and enthusiasm. YAFTA’s passion is clear to see in the skill and standard of acting ability in their students"

SOPHIE STOCKS

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EMMERDALE

YAFTA Championing Fair Representation
YAFTA MD, Charlotte Armitage and YAFTA Actor, Liam Bairstow appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss the need for more disabled actors in mainstream roles.
VIRTUAL ONLINE TRAINING
Understanding The Acting Industry: A Guide to Getting Started. Everything you need to know to work as a professional actor
YAFTA ACTOR NTA BEST NEWCOMER
James Moore, (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
YAFTA 2019 SHOWCASE & GRADUATION
Wow what a night! We had a fantastic time celebrating our graduating Diploma classes, evening class students and awarding our ‘One to Watch’ winners!
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Screenwriting Workshop with Lisa Holdsworth
We are very excited to bring to you this exciting screenwriting workshop with Lisa Holdsworth.

Lisa has been writing professionally since 2001. Her first commission was an episode of the ITV series FAT FRIENDS. She went on to EMMERDALE where she spent three years, before writing for NEW TRICKS, the top-rated BBC police series. She won the RTS Yorkshire Best Writer award for one of her episodes. There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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