My Account|Basket
My Account|Basket
Our classes

Acting Foundation - 3 Months

Acting Foundation - 3 Months

Immerse yourself in actor training and apply your skills to a series of creative projects in this 3-month course. This full-time course will see you come together with a group of likeminded actors under the guidance of industry experts. 

Learn how to find opportunities, audition successfully and feel confident on stage and on set. In this course you will develop the acting skills needed to succeed: enjoy acting masterclasses, film a professional showreel, produce a short film, receive headshots and perform in a live showcase for industry professionals.

Take your career to the next level. Audition today by sending us a short video and receive personal feedback from our tutors. 

What you will cover on this course

You will cover the fundamental skills to become a confident actor. Covering voice, movement, improv, text-analysis, camera technique, scene study, self-taping and more. 

On this course you will:

  • Work on 3 creative projects: a short film, a professional showreel and an industry showcase
  • Advance your fundamental acting skills to enhance the truthfulness of your performance
  • Incorporate techniques from practitioners including Meisner, Stanislavski, Hagen and Adler.
  • Enhance fluidity and control in movement classes
  • Develop vocal & accent skills
  • Adapt your performance to a variety of shot-types 
  • Invest in audition technique to increase your chances of securing work 
  • Find an approach to text to advance your scene work

Enjoy personal feedback & guidance from a selection of industry specialists in voice, movement, stage and screen performance and more

How long is this course?

This is a 3 month full-time course, Monday to Friday from 10.00-17.00

What will I cover?

10 modules in acting, screen acting, self-taping and auditioning, showreel, industry showcase, private coaching, headshots, a short film and more.

What should I wear?

Students are required to wear comfortable, black coloured clothing for this course eg. a black t-shirt and trousers or leggings.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Our Acting Foundation - 3 months is a full-time course aimed at actors looking to enter the profession.

  • Students who want to dip their toe in the industry before committing 
  • Actors looking to break into the industry 
  • Performers who have some acting experience and want to fast-track their career
  • Anyone more casually interested in acting who wants the experience of intensive training 

If you don’t fit into these brackets, don’t worry! Our team are on hand to chat to you about your requirements and to see if this is the right fit for you.

“I am really looking forward to sharing what I’ve learnt in my career so far, and guiding actors as they progress on their own journey on our Acting Foundation - 3 month course” 

Rob Ostlere, Course Leader

ACTING FOUNDATION - MODULE OVERVIEW

There are 10 core modules on this course that will provide students with comprehensive actor training. Each core module comprises several related classes lead by industry specialists including screen and stage actors, voice and accent coaches, movement experts, a casting director and an agent and more. 

Module 1: Acting skills 

  • Fundamental acting-skills 
  • Advanced acting skills 
  • Practitioner-based techniques (e.g. Meisner, Method) 
  • Acting techniques for stage 

Module 2: Acting for camera 

  • Finding “relaxed stillness” on camera
  • Creating variety in a performances
  • Adapting approaches to suit genre
  • Learning various shot-types from moving cameras  to close-ups 

Module 3: Voice

  • Finding a vocal practice to develop over the course and beyond
  • Breathing techniques to root the voice and emotions
  • Singing lessons to find colour and expression in the voice
  • Vocal control for close-ups and wide-shots
  • Explore vocal modulation, articulation, pitch, pace, rhythm and tone 
  • Applying voice to text and character 

Module 4: Movement  

  • Explore physical expression, relaxation and the stillness necessary for closer shots
  • Practitioner-based movement training (e.g. Alexander Technique, Laban, LeCoq)
  • Translating movement into text  

Module 5: Self-taping and auditioning 

  • A complete guide to self-taping  
  • What to expect at an in-person audition 
  • Mock audition project  

Module 6: Self-taping and auditioning masterclasses

  • Industry masterclass with stunt co-ordinator
  • Industry masterclass with leading actors
  • Industry masterclass with casting director
  • Industry masterclass with acting agent  

Module 7: Creating a professional showreel 

  • Tailored casting to find the perfect scenes 
  • Acting workshops to finesse the performance of your monologues
  • Shoot your starter showreel on location
  • Receive your professionally edited showreel within 3-4 weeks - perfect for making the most of casting sites, approaching agents and getting the attention of casting directors.  

Module 8: Preparing for showcase 

  • Scene selection tailored to suit you
  • In class rehearsals in groups, pairs and as individual 
  • Techniques for managing nerves
  • Mindset coaching for the on-stage industry showcase
  • Two performances: a matinee for friends and family and the final showcase for industry professionals
  • Invite your contacts to watch you perform
  • Industry Networking Event following the final showcase  

Module 9: Industry coaching 

  • Understand how the industry works: who’s who, common mistakes & best approaches 
  • Expert advice shared from dozens of interviews with industry-insiders, everything actors need to do to find work 

Module 10: Short film 

  • Meet a professional script writer before they develop your script 
  • Work on an end of course ensemble short film project – scenes in pairs to maximise screen time
  • Shot on location in London 
  • Professional crew, locations, cutting edge Black Magic equipment under the guidance of a Director and Director of Photography. 
  • Receive your professionally edited short film of 10-15mins within 3-4 weeks  

COURSE LEADER

ROB OSTLERE

Rob Ostlere has extensive experience on screen, including Restless (BBC), Game of Thrones (HBO), a regular award-winning role in BBC’s Holby City, and upcoming appearances in I Hate Suzie (Sky/Bad Wolf) and the movie Infinite (Paramount). His theatre roles have taken him across the country, performing in esteemed venues such as The National, Young Vic, Chichester Festival Theatre and The Hampstead. 

Rob is the author of The Actor’s Career Bible (published by Bloomsbury Methuen in 2019), a career guide for actors based on interviews with over 75 industry-insiders. Most recently he was asked to write the foreword for Bloomsbury’s 2021 edition of The Actor’s and Performer’s Yearbook, as well as contributing four interviews with leading figures from the industry. 

Our Approach

Voice and movement classes will train you to master your faculties and find freedom in your speech and physicality. 

A strong focus on the teachings of Sanford Meisner and Konstantin Stanislavski will provide you with the tools needed to confidently approach any text with truth and believable meaningful actions. 

Actors will be able to learn and apply these techniques to Modern scenes that will be performed in front of top industry professionals, giving you the perfect chance to showcase your work and talent to industry experts. 

Our Approach
DATEDAYTIME (BST)DURATIONTUTORVENUEPRICEBOOKING
25 Apr - 15 JulMon10:00-17:0012 weeksActing TutorsCity Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave., Farringdon£5,355.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

Spread the cost

Interest-free payments to suit you.

At City Academy we are very happy to offer you flexible, interest-free payment plans to spread the cost for you. 

Please call our friendly Student Services team to arrange a payment plan, or fill in the form below and we will contact you. 

Call our team on 0207 042 8833 or contact us using the button below and we will get in touch with you shortly. 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATEDAYTIME (BST)DURATIONTUTORVENUEPRICEBOOKING
25 Apr - 15 JulMon10:00-17:0012 weeksActing TutorsCity Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave., Farringdon£5,355.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

Spread the cost

Interest-free payments to suit you.

At City Academy we are very happy to offer you flexible, interest-free payment plans to spread the cost for you. 

Please call our friendly Student Services team to arrange a payment plan, or fill in the form below and we will contact you. 

Call our team on 0207 042 8833 or contact us using the button below and we will get in touch with you shortly. 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

×