ACTING FOR SCREEN DIPLOMA

An online interactive delivery or in-person taking you from beginner to professional screen actor in 12 months
ACTING FOR SCREEN DIPLOMA
An online interactive delivery or in-person taking you from beginner to professional screen actor in 12 months.
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Diploma Applications Open

The next audition applications take place on Sunday 7th July 2024 at 3pm. 
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Diploma Applications Open

Feb (online), March (in-person), May and October. We recommend that you complete this form on a desktop or laptop

The YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma is a 12-month screen acting course, available as an online option or taught in-person at our Leeds based academy.

The diploma is designed for those who want to develop their screen acting skills to a professional level without drama school training. You will undertake intensive training to provide you with the necessary skills, insight and experience to progress from beginner to professional screen actor in one year.

This screen acting training course is suitable for those with some existing acting experience and will equip them with the necessary skills and tools to act for TV. Students will have the unique opportunity to work directly with casting and TV directors to help them secure their first screen acting role.

This acting for screen course is a Spotlight accredited programme, meaning students will be eligible to join Spotlight upon successful completion of the course.

STRUCTURED SYLLABUS

Students will follow a structured syllabus designed by a team of acting graduates from the world’s top drama schools including: RADA, LAMDA alongside Occupational and Business Psychologists who specialise in assessment and selection.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

To provide quality screen acting training to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge and tools to work as professional screen actors after 12 months.

BLENDED LEARNING

Whether taught online, or in person this is a blended learning course.

The in-person course requires 3 full contact days per month, which run on either Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.

The online course is taught on two evenings each week, for three weeks per month.

Each cohort will attend on the same day/s for the first three weeks of every month. In addition to the contact hours, there is a distance learning aspect of the course, an experiential component and a mentoring programme which must be completed.

There will be preparation and study to undertake in between sessions but the course has been designed to fit around work, family and educational commitments.

CERTIFICATIONS

In this screen acting course, students will work on developing their craft, their skills and industry experience needed to act on TV. Students will be required to pass the YAFTA Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Certifications in screen acting to achieve the full diploma award.

 

Students will be given a mentor to guide them through the industry aspects of the course to ensure you are Spotlight ready upon completion. They will equip you with the industry knowledge you need to begin your career as a professional screen actor.

INDUSTRY TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Throughout the course, student will have the unique opportunity to participate in a number of screen acting workshops with high profile directors, casting directors and industry professionals.

Industry Workshops

In addition to your acting training, you will undertake a number of workshops specifically related to working in the industry. These workshops will cover:
The YAFTA Acting for Screen Online Diploma is focused on facilitating your development from beginner to professional within 12 months. Students will be required to pass the YAFTA Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Certifications in Screen Acting to be able to achieve the full diploma award. Auditions for the course will take place online.

Memberships

The YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma course qualifies students for Equity Student Membership. Students are also eligible for free student membership with the Royal Television Society.

working as a professional actor

Additionally as part of your regular programme You will undertake training on a number of topics designed to prepare you for the realities of working as a professional actor, including:

INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Upon completion of the YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma, students will have the opportunity to apply to be represented by YAFTA Talent Agency (PMA) for screen acting opportunities within the UK. YAFTA actors have gone on to secure roles in the UK’s leading film and TV productions.

AGENCY REPRESENTATION

Students who successfully complete the YAFTA diploma course will be eligible to join Spotlight and will be considered for representation with YAFTA Talent Agency. Our agency works hard to help our graduates to secure work as professional screen actors in mainstream film and television.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

To support our students with the reality of working as actors, we also offer the option for our acting for screen diploma graduates to become YAFTA franchisees at a reduced cost. This provides graduates with an income generating business that they can operate alongside their acting career.

STUDENT REVIEWS

92% of our graduates have either secured paid acting work or gone on to further study within 12 months.

Course fees

Online Acting for Screen Diploma

Course fees for academic year 2023-2024: £5000.

Online Acting for Screen Diploma

Course fees for academic year 2024/2025: £6000 (VAT inclusive). From August 2024 all fees will be subject to a 20% VAT increase. We work with Kandoo finance providers so you can spread your fees over an affordable period (subject to eligibility).

In-Person Acting for Screen Diploma

Course fees £7,700 inc VAT for courses commencing from October 2024

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We have finance options available for people with varying circumstances. At YAFTA International we believe that you shouldn’t have to pinch your pockets to be able further your film & TV career. You can pay in affordable monthly instalments to better suit your needs and budget.

To help you purchase from YAFTA International, we have partnered with Kandoo, a regulated credit broker to offer all our customers a range of highly flexible finance options. Kandoo is a comparison service that searches to find you the best Personal Loan option that’s right for you.

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