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 all students for work as a 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.
ACTING CLASSES
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
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
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
CASTING WORKSHOP WITH JOANNE MOSS

This workshop provides an opportunity to network and showcase your skills to Joanne Moss (Coronation Street Casting Associate). This workshop tends to book up quickly, book now to avoid disappointment

September 21
HEATHER BASTEN CDG CASTING DIRECTOR WORKSHOP
Saturday 26th October 2019 - Limited places available
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CASTING WORKSHOP WITH IAN BEVITT

An excellent opportunity to showcase your skills to a Director of Emmerdale and Coronation Street. Students who have attended this workshop have impressed Ian enough to secure roles

NOVEMBER 10
SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP WITH LISA HOLDSWORTH
We are very excited to bring to you this exciting screenwriting workshop with Lisa Holdsworth
November 17
HEADSHOTS EXCLUSIVE OFFER
We regularly run headshot sessions in Leeds. You will receive 5 retouched images in colour, black and white, high resolution and low resolution
LIMITED PLACES
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!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YAFTA
"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

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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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