Professional Acting Academy and Award Winning Talent Agency

offering unique industry training in Screen Acting, Film & Television Production and Screenwriting

COVID-19 update
We will be conducting our classes via online facilities.

If you would like to book a taster session, you are still able to but, these sessions will take place online. Dial in information will be sent to you once you book your session.

Applications for the diploma course which was due to commence at the end of March 2020 are still open and auditions will take place online, however the start date has been postponed.

Applications for our Acting for Screen Diploma which commences in October 2020 are still open

UNDERSTANDING THE ACTING INDUSRY
ACTING FOR SCREEN DIPLOMA
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.

STUDENT REVIEWS
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

At YAFTA, Charlotte started with a focus on disability then moved on to under-represented groups with the intersectionality of age. That’s what sets her apart as a values-led, inclusive business owner.

Anj Handa - Founder, Inspiring Women Changemakers
SUCCESS STORY, 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.
DIPLOMA STUDENT
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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 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 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!
SUCCESS STORY, 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.
DIPLOMA STUDENT
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James Martin Q&A

James Martin Q&A

James Martin is one of YAFTA’s Talent Agency actors. Having recently won multiple awards for his role in BBC NI drama, Ups and Downs and also set to appear in the new series of Marcella this Spring, we caught up with James to find out abit more about his journey into screen acting.

YAFTA Actor Wins International Awards

YAFTA Actor Wins International Awards

We’re delighted for YAFTA Talent Agency actor, James Martin who is celebrating winning a prestigious industry award for his first role on screen.

The Winner of the 2020 YAFTA You Can Scholarship has been announced as Pauline Tomlin from Burley in Leeds

The Winner of the 2020 YAFTA You Can Scholarship has been announced as Pauline Tomlin from Burley in Leeds

With a fantastic response to the scholarship this year, deciding on the winner was no easy task, but Pauline made a huge impression on YAFTA MD, Charlotte Armitage.

On-Screen Makeup Tips and Insights from a Professional Makeup Artist

On-Screen Makeup Tips and Insights from a Professional Makeup Artist

Here are a few tips from Matthew Burke, a makeup artist based in Brooklyn, NY, on how to grasp the basics of film and TV makeup, so you can do for yourself when working with a small crew:

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