Screen Acting Intensive - 4 Weeks

Key Facts


  • Four Week Full Time Screen Acting Course
  • 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday – Friday
  • Comprehensive full time acting course based in prominent venues in central
  • Appropriate with those with a little acting experience or complete beginners
  • 100% practical course taught by industry professionals
  • Opportunity to film and take away a showreel ready scene with an experienced Director and DOP.
  • training
    Type Screen Acting
  • training
    Training Acting Techniques, Camera Techniques, Improv, Showreels. Auditioning, Agents, Industry Insight
  • level
    Level Beginners or those with some experience
  • training
    Style Method, Meisner, Stanislavski

Who is this course for?


  • Complete beginners, or those with some experience of acting classes.
  • A person wishing to take the first steps into an acting career.
  • Those who are looking to get an insight into the world of screen acting in a professional, supportive atmosphere.
  • Anyone who would like build confidence, and develop personal skills.

At City Academy we are proud of our wide age range of participants. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions, or email the Course Director with any questions:

What will the course cover?

This Four Week Full Time Screen Acting class is designed to prepare the student for professional practice in the fundamental acting techniques for Camera. Participate in a planned progression of timetabled classes, master classes and industry workshops carefully formulated to encourage development in a variety of practical and creative skills for screen acting.

The course content includes:

  • Participate in a variety of filmed exercises for Acting for Camera Technique
  • Creativity and Improvisation
  • Character development
  • Text analysis
  • Subtext in acting
  • Vocal technique (for native and non-native English speakers)
  • Movement for Camera

Industry workshops in:

  • Commercial Casting
  • Casting Agent professional advice
  • Agent Q and A
  • A Working Actor’s perspective

Weekly projects:

Week 1: Solo self tape

Week 2: Duo Sequence Scene

Week 3: Short film project

Week 4: Professionally directed scene for TV/FIlm


What will you learn?

Training will happen across an engaging curriculum, taught by leading industry professionals. You will learn the following:

  • Required technical language
  • Key acting techniques used in screen acting
  • Fundamental differences between acting for stage and screen
  • How to rehearse and develop a character
  • The importance of correct text analysis
  • How to strengthen and personalise your voice
  • Exploration of movement for screen
  • How to work collaboratively with others in film
  • To work with your strengths on screen to create a truthful performance

Throughout these screen acting lessons, you will benefit from workshops in:

  • Practical Camera technique
  • Auditioning for commercials - tips and tricks
  • Casting a role with feedback from an industry Casting Director
  • Improvisation
  • Storytelling
  • Q and A with industry Agent
  • Meisner - Technique
  • Stanislavski - System
  • Uta Hagen - Objectives
  • Lee Strasberg - Method

A specialist in each discipline will guide and support you as you learn the tools used in the profession. Our screen acting coaches are all working, professionals who bring to bear their own expertise.

Skills developed on the course

Students will develop in the following areas:

  • Understanding the difference between stage and screen
  • Improve overall confidence in research, rehearsal and performance
  • Respond more truthfully in a variety of screen contexts
  • Embed believability into character
  • Begin to listen and respond to others more impulsively
  • Nurture physical, vocal and imaginative skills specifically for screen
  • Collaborative and creative work with others
  • Gain an individual toolkit of strategies on how to approach acting for screen.

How will the course be taught?

As with all of our screen acting courses, you will be taught in a supportive group environment. Every student will be fully engaged and given attention and feedback at suitable moments throughout the class and time will be allocated for tutor demonstration and explanations.

Outside of class time. practising exercises, researching topics, developing character, learning lines and recording what you have been taught each day in your personal learning diary will be required. Stretching or strengthening exercises in your own time will always support your work in class.

You will be asked to conduct the following:

  • Research tasks
  • Text analysis
  • Learning lines
  • Practise exercises
  • Weekly Project creation
  • Daily entry into the personal learning journal

We highly recommend you wear appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear - suitable to move in. Some of the tasks will require full movement and stretching so please bare this in mind when thinking about what you should wear. You may be required to work in bare feet, so please be prepared to do so. Please bring a notepad, pen and some water with you.


Classes starting soon

Date 06 May - 31 May
Day Mon
Time 10:00-17:00
Duration 4 weeks (Monday - Friday)
Tutor Tom Colley
Venue Farringdon Studios, EC1
Price £2,094.00


06 May - 31 May 
4 weeks (Monday - Friday) 
Class Screen Acting Intensive - 4 Weeks
Date 6 May - 31 May
Day Mon
Time 10:00 - 17:00
Duration 4 weeks (Monday - Friday)
Tutor Tom Colley
Venue Farringdon Studios, EC1
Price £2,094.00
6 May - 31 May
10:00 - 17:00 
4 weeks (Monday - Friday) 
Membership Subscription Details 

Membership to the Jazz Company will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows from your joining date. The Company rehearses throughout the year, with the following breaks: Easter (one week break), Summer (3 week break) and Christmas (no classes between 16th Dec - 30th Dec 2014).

To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year. This means there are no breaks in your monthly payments.

We offer two payment options for the Jazz Dance Company:

Monthly payments - £55 per month: After your first payment we will debit from your card on the first working day of each month (if you joined part way through a month we will make the necessary adjustment). There is a minimum membership of three months. If you wish to cancel your membership after this period, you will need to send written confirmation of your cancellation to, leaving at least 2 weeks’ notice before your next payment.

Annual membership: This option saves you 20% and is non refundable.

Online & Phone Bookings

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 if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the your first Company rehearsal.

Please see Membership Subscription Details (above) for information on when and how you can cancel your ongoing subscription, once you have already started the Jazz Dance Company.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

Screen Acting Intensive - 4 Weeks venues

  • Farringdon Studios, EC1

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Screen Acting Intensive - 4 Weeks tutors

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  • Tom Colley

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