Through our screen acting courses, we educate 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, education and working lives.
We believe that in order to teach acting you must have trained at a high level. All YAFTA tutors are drama school trained actors, 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.
A one year blended learning course teaching the technical and practical aspects of screenwriting
Beginner to Professional Actor, 18 Month blended learning programme. Includes all training and actor tools.
YAFTA’s 18 month diploma course is a Spotlight accredited programme. This means that upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to join Spotlight Students who complete the diploma programme will have the opportunity to participate in the LA Intensive programme.
To celebrate the YAFTA Group’s 10 Year anniversary, we’re pleased to announce a new scholarship scheme with the release of 10 Diploma Scholarships for the October 2023 cohort. The Scholarship contributes 15% towards the total course fees and are awarded by judgement of the senior talent, management and lecturing team at YAFTA. All those who apply to the course will automatically be considered for a scholarship if they are successful in securing a place on the course.
We won ‘Best Agency for New Talent’ at the New Voice Awards, part of the Edinburgh TV Festival.
4 week course, 6pm-9pm 4x weekly session.
January: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.
Early bird rate available at £295 for any bookings made by the end of November.
The first Career Booster course is on Commercials and will focus on teaching you everything you need to know to become a successful Commerical actor. Featuring in a commercial can be incredibly lucrative for an actor, however, acting for commercials is its own niche with a specific set of skills required to successfully land that commercial audition.
Derek is a lecturer on the YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma Course. Derek has taught for over twenty years in L.A. He has had a successful acting career, starring in three TV series, appearing in over one hundred commercials, as well as working as a casting director running casting sessions for thousands of actors.