The YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma is an 18-month screen acting course. The diploma is designed for those who want to develop their screen acting skills to a professional level without drama school training. 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 act for screen course is a Spotlight accredited programme, meaning students will be eligible to join Spotlight upon successful completion of the course.
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.
To provide quality screen acting training to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge and tools to work as professional screen actors after 18 months.
This is a blended learning course requiring 3 full contact days per month, which run on either Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday at our studio in Leeds. Each cohort will attend on the same day 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.
In March 2020 we launched a structure which makes the diploma course more accessible for those who travel long distances to attend. This course will require attendance over a full long weekend per month rather than weekly.
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.
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.
Students have the opportunity to attend a variety of screen acting workshops with industry professionals. Recent workshops have included:
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:
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.
Studying with YAFTA gave me two things, a vast tool box that I can call upon in any situation and a space to get it wrong, make mistakes and keep smiling through it all. The industry knowledge I have gained through the diploma and workshops will serve me in every audition and career decision that I make from here on in. YAFTA has propelled me onto a path that I will follow and continue to discover for the rest of my life. It’s exceptional training for living the everyday in the world of film and television.
(£9700 total fee for 18 month course) Interest free payment plans available
Recent masterclasses have included workshops with:
The ACTING FOR screen diploma course also includes
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.
These scholarships are being offered to support the next generation of screen acting talent and to encourage people of all backgrounds to pursue their career in film and TV acting.
The Scholarships will subsidise 15% of the YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma course fee which equates to £1,440 towards the total course fee.
Applicants for our YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma October 2023 intake will automatically be considered for a scholarship if they are successful in securing a place on the course.
There are only 10 scholarships available and these will be awarded by judgement of the senior talent, management and lecturing team at YAFTA.
If you would like to arrange to speak to a member of our team about the YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma course, please provide your details in the form below and a member of our team will get back to you: