"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"
The insights I’ve had even early into the course have been invaluable and educational. The best thing about this course is that it’s not being taught by someone who is just a ‘teacher’ but actual professionals currently working in production.
I am very grateful for all the opportunities YAFTA have provided. Not only have I had some amazing experiences on set, I’ve learned about how to handle rejection and keep on going. I have enjoyed every minute I have spent at YAFTA so far.
Most recently I played a lead guest role in BBC’s Casualty which was a fantastic experience, and in 2017 I filmed an episode in the new CBBC series, Creeped Out. In 2016 I did two short films (Nelly and Noah and Radio Connection), one of which I was in the lead role.
It is my aim to pursue a career in acting and I think the ongoing training at YAFTA will help me to get there. I would wholeheartedly recommend it.
I’ve been delighted with the level of service and professionalism I have received from YAFTA. The classes have helped me regain my confidence in my acting ability and I have learnt new skills with the excellent level of teaching, even though I have a BA in acting. I have been accepted onto the agency and am getting work already, including a main role in a female comedy sketch show! I would highly recommend YAFTA to any new and inspiring actors as well as to anyone who is experienced in the industry and wants to further their skills. YAFTA has opened the doors to so many projects and I’m looking forward to my future with them and the many more work opportunities I am totally confident will arise with the agency as my representation.
I chose YAFTA because the courses offered everything that I wanted to learn, you don’t just study acting – you learn everything from voice, camera technique to the business of acting. I’ve been coming to YAFTA pretty much since it started, it just feels like home to me now. I’m surrounded by like minded people and the classes push you to get the best out of your performances.Being with YAFTA has been an amazing journey for me and one I’ll continue to follow as you never stop learning your craft.
The quality of teaching is phenomenal. I cannot recommend YAFTA enough. The opportunities they offer make you feel part of something so wonderful. Thank you YAFTA.
My children (aged 7 & 12) have thoroughly enjoyed their weekly YAFTA classes which have helped with their confidence and acting ability. As Agency members, they have had the chance to audition for varied roles with the BBC & ITV.
My children (15 and 12) joined YAFTA last year. The teaching in all the classes is of excellent quality, challenging yet positive and supportive. They have both learnt a tremendous amount in a very short time and are having a great deal of fun. My daughter has already had the opportunity to audition for a lead role in a Film4 feature film and both of them took part in a YAFTA programme for Made in Leeds TV.
As a parent who knows little about the industry I have really appreciated the professional way in which YAFTA and the agency are run and the practical information provided to help understand how the industry works. I can highly recommend YAFTA to anyone wishing to explore Television and Film acting.