My Account| Basket
My Account| Basket
Our classes

Screen Acting Foundation - 3 Months

Screen 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 any film or TV set. In this course you will develop the acting skills needed to succeed: enjoy acting masterclasses, film a professional showreel, receive headshots and perform in an original short film with a professional crew.

Take your career to the next level. Audition today by sending us a short video here 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:

• Focus on two creative projects: a short film and a professional showreel 

• Advance your fundamental acting skills to enhance the truthfulness of your screen 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, screen performance and more

How long is this course?

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

What will I cover?

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

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing and trainers you can move freely in

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

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

• Students who want to dip their toe into intensive acting training before committing to full-time Drama School 

• 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 working on creative film projects 

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.

"We can’t wait to work with you on our Acting Foundation - 3 month course. It’s an exciting opportunity to train full time and experience what it’s like to be a working actor, as you go from project to project throughout the course. Everything you need for the next stage of your acting career.

I’m passionate about taking your acting skills and career to the next level. We’ve taken the best elements of drama school training, and focused them into 12 challenging and exciting weeks that will give you everything you need to succeed as an actor. Can’t wait to see you on the course."

Rob Ostlere, Course Leader

ACTING FOUNDATION - MODULE OVERVIEW

There are 9 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 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) 

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 script work

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: 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 9: 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 15-20mins within 3-4 weeks  

THE AUDITION PROCESS

Audition for free by submitting a short video. Places are filling up so we recommend sending in your audition video as soon as possible.

This is an opportunity for you to express yourself creatively and for the tutors to assess your suitability for the course. Have fun with it! 

Please note that the places on this course are limited and places will be allocated, following auditions, on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • To audition for this course, please follow this link to the audition form, or click the button below. The form will open a new page. 
  • Fill out the form with your details and attach your audition video.
  • Successful auditionees will be contacted personally by City Academy
  • We will contact you within one week to let you know the result of your audition 

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

We take a practical and experiential approach to performance. You’ll have the opportunity to work with top teaching talent as they guide you to find truth in your performance and tell stories that matter to you. 

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 for the Short Film and Showreel projects.

Our Approach
DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
17 Apr - 7 Jul Mon 10:00-17:00 12 weeks (Monday - Friday, ex bank holidays) Acting Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £5,400.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course
19 Jun - 8 Sep Mon 10:00-17:00 12 weeks (Monday - Friday) Acting Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £5,400.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course
18 Sep - 8 Dec Mon 10:00-17:00 12 weeks (Monday - Friday) Acting Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £5,400.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

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.

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.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

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)

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
17 Apr - 7 Jul Mon 10:00-17:00 12 weeks (Monday - Friday, ex bank holidays) Acting Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £5,400.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course
19 Jun - 8 Sep Mon 10:00-17:00 12 weeks (Monday - Friday) Acting Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £5,400.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course
18 Sep - 8 Dec Mon 10:00-17:00 12 weeks (Monday - Friday) Acting Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £5,400.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

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.

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.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

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)

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.

×