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Acting

Today’s universities offer specific courses, which are structured classes that allow students to learn about a particular subject. After completing a class, students usually earn credits, a grade, and/or certifications.

 

What is a course in acting? This is a workshop that is designed to help people get into character for plays and on-camera roles. During the class, students learn about the theory behind acting. They are taught how to understand and read lines. The workshops or classes also help students practice acting in different mediums – film, commercial, plays, etc. Students often have the opportunity to audition in front of others, and they learn to develop a strategy to help them succeed in their career.

 

There are several benefits to taking a course in acting. Although some people are naturally talented in this subject matter, classes help many people gain techniques to become even better. This can provide them with more opportunities and help them succeed. In addition, a workshop is a great way to practice without the stress of casting.

 

The cost of an acting course varies depending on the school. There are several schools across the world that offer rewarding programs for interested students. If you are interested in enrolling, it is a good idea to contact the administration office about the cost.

 

The majority of people who take an acting course are interested in becoming professional actors. They want to pursue careers in film, theater or commercials. However, students pursuing artistic majors can also benefit from this type of course. It might help them in their future career. In addition, many people use the knowledge they gain from this class to help them find a job in the entertainment industry.

 

If you want to participate in a rewarding course in acting, you should be able to find one online that meets your needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Dublin Direct Enrollment - National Theatre School of Ireland-Gaiety School of Acting

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2018 Ireland Dublin Hong Kong + 1 more

You won’t need the luck of the Irish to have an unforgettable study abroad experience in Dublin. By directly enrolling at the National Theatre School of Ireland-Gaiety School of Acting (NTSI-GSA), you’ll have the joy of befriending the Irish, who are known for their hospitality. [+]

Overview

You won’t need the luck of the Irish to have an unforgettable study abroad experience in Dublin. By directly enrolling at the National Theatre School of Ireland-Gaiety School of Acting (NTSI-GSA), you’ll have the joy of befriending the Irish, who are known for their hospitality. You’ll feel more at home knowing that Dublin has a young population (more than half of the city is under 25).

The National Theatre School of Ireland-Gaiety School of Acting specializes in conservatory acting. This program appeals primarily to those students who are ready for the challenge of adapting to an entirely new academic culture that requires significant independent work.

Dublin will also be your classroom. Take in an Irish play at Abbey Theatre, the country’s national theatre. Learn about Dublin’s history by exploring Dublin Castle which was built in 1204. Visit Trinity College Dublin to see The 7th Century Book of Kells, a masterful example of an illuminated manuscript, that is housed in its own climate controlled archive in the university’s old library. Welcome to study abroad!... [-]


Acting for film - Year program

Prague Film School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Prague Film School offers a conservatory Acting for Film program. Students rigorously train in on-camera acting, voice, movement, acting theory and the business of acting. While some 90% of actors experience theater training, 90% of work for actors is in filmed media. To be successful in this highly competitive field, knowledge of techniques specific to film is essential for today’s actor. [+]

September 7, 2018 - May 25, 2019

CAREER MOVE

The majority of students enroll in the acting for film program to launch their career in film acting. Indeed the faculty at Prague Film School provide invaluable expertise and access to the Industry: Ivan Shvedoff, professor of film acting, brings his experience and contacts from over 70 films, including major roles in such films as Mission Impossible, the Bourne Supremacy, Enemy at the Gates, to name a few (he was Matt Damon’s dialogue coach on Bourne Identity). Daniel Brown, with both academic degrees and teaching experience at Cambridge University, has performed alongside such major stars as Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Peter O’Toole and Ben Kingsley. Amy Huck, Acting for Film Chief Coordinator and instructor, is a prolific presence in national and international big-budget productions.... [-]


ACTING AND IRISH THEATER

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2018 Ireland Dublin

Acting and Irish Theatre is a course for international students who wish to expand, explore and deepen their awareness of Irish Theatre. [+]

Overview

Acting and Irish Theatre is a course for international students who wish to expand, explore and deepen their awareness of Irish Theatre

This course is aimed at theatre and acting students around the world who wish to explore and experience Irish Theatre while immersed in its native context.

This course is worth 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits towards any third level drama qualification.

Participants on the course will engage with some of Ireland’s greatest writers, both classic and contemporary, including Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson and Marina Carr; studying the literary and performance context of each play.... [-]


Foundation Course in Acting

The Oxford School of Drama
Campus Full time 1 semester August 2018 United Kingdom Woodstock

Our Foundation Course in Acting is a lively and rewarding course that will introduce you to a range of performance methods and techniques. It’s both challenging and fun – and helps you to develop your creativity and establish the beginning of a technique that will be invaluable for the future, whether you are going to audition for drama school or are planning to act at university. [+]

Our Foundation Course in Acting is a lively and rewarding course that will introduce you to a range of performance methods and techniques. It’s both challenging and fun – and helps you to develop your creativity and establish the beginning of a technique that will be invaluable for the future, whether you are going to audition for drama school or are planning to act at university.

The course is mainly taught by tutors who also teach on our Three Year and One Year courses and with over 32 hours of tuition per week it will really give you a taste of life a drama school.

Graduates of the Foundation Course have gone on to train on our own Three Year Course and at other leading drama schools including RADA, LAMDA, Drama Centre, Guildhall but also to study unrelated subjects at all the major universities. As the course has been running for 17 years, graduates are now pursuing successful careers in the industry, including at the National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Royal Exchange, Tricycle Theatre, BBC and Channel 4.... [-]


One Year Course

The Oxford School of Drama
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Woodstock London + 1 more

This is an intensive course with an extended final term to allow for the last four weeks to take place in London. It is designed for those who have completed their academic studies and have some theatre or film experience already. [+]

This is an intensive course with an extended final term to allow for the last four weeks to take place in London. It is designed for those who have completed their academic studies and have some theatre or film experience already. This is a course for high achievers who are knowledgeable about the industry and are determined to succeed. It is important that you are bright and flexible but at the same time able to meet the challenge of trying new methods of working. We expect you to be fearless in your understanding of yourself and appreciation of others.

We are currently one of only four vocational schools to receive Government funding for our One Year Course.

Course Content

Throughout the course you will have contact with, and feedback from, people working in the industry including Casting Directors, Agents and graduates.... [-]


Three Year Course

The Oxford School of Drama
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Woodstock

This is a demanding course based on the traditional values of classical acting adapted to suit the needs of contemporary media. It is practical, not theoretical, and aims to equip you with all the skills and expertise you need to become a dynamic and courageous actor. [+]

This is a demanding course based on the traditional values of classical acting adapted to suit the needs of contemporary media. It is practical, not theoretical, and aims to equip you with all the skills and expertise you need to become a dynamic and courageous actor. So this means, for example, that the assessments you will undertake throughout the course are structured like auditions, rather than like tests, in order to give you experience of working to the highest possible standard in a high stakes situation.

The training is very much student-centred giving time for individual attention.

To audition you must be eighteen or over when the course begins and have thought carefully about pursuing professional acting training. Whilst academic achievement is not a prerequisite for entry, a degree of intellectual and emotional curiosity is important.... [-]


Acting and Film Directing Course

In Florence Academy
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 months Open Enrollment Italy Florence + 1 more

Learn how to become an actor with a step-by-step acting experience and training in screen acting. Learn how to become a film director. Theorical and practical lessons. [+]

Acting Course

Learn how to become an actor with a step-by-step acting experience and training in screen acting.

Acting course features: Programme: Acting for films, audition techniques, film craft, voice and movement, study of scenes, monologues, meisner method. At the end of the workshop, each student receives a cd-rom containing the works done, a participation certificate, and the opportunity of taking an audition in the famous agency "La Bottega degli attori" in Rome. English available 1 lesson = 50 minutes Film Directing Course

Learn how to become a film director. Theorical and practical lessons.

Film-directing course features :

Programme: Film directing basic rules, direction of the actors and organization of a set set (how to interact with members of the crew, learning to coordinate them). Simulations of a set with the actors of the school. Film directing tips for every different cinema category ( advertising spots, commercials or music video, live shooting...). Film discussion.... [-]


The Acting Course

Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

The Acting programme is centred upon a core acting curriculum, with the addition of many other subjects relevant to professional development. With an approach rooted in the Stanislavski system we will show you the fundamentals of the craft from your first term. From there, your path will be to hone your skill throughout the course so that by the time you graduate you will be ready to work in any facet of the profession. [+]

The Acting programme is centred upon a core acting curriculum, with the addition of many other subjects relevant to professional development. With an approach rooted in the Stanislavski system we will show you the fundamentals of the craft from your first term. From there, your path will be to hone your skill throughout the course so that by the time you graduate you will be ready to work in any facet of the profession.

From this course you will clearly understand the principles of good acting and will gain the skill to put them into practice. This is often wrongly considered to be a rare gift of God or nature given to a lucky few. We will teach you how to become as talented as you want to be. Within hours of starting the course, you will begin to see that is designed for someone who wants to become a highly skilled professional actor and artist.... [-]


One Year in Acting

EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Rome

The educational program refers to the most important methods of the theater of the '900 and contemporary. [+]

PRESENTATION

The educational program refers to the most important methods of the theater of the '900 and contemporary. In addition to the core subjects are planned:

internships and extracurricular workshops with internationally renowned Masters.

If you are applying for this course, you may also be interested in our Introduction to Drama School and Audition Technique short courses.

1st HALF YEAR

AIMS:

know the basic principles of the method of the Russian school and its methodological developments in Europe. learn the theater methodologies in order to be able to traslate the literary text into scenic text. learn the techniques of exploration and discover your own emotional and expressive theatrical potential in the action, particularly in non-verbal level. know the main figures of the Commedia dell'Arte. develop the narrative canvas by the technique of improvisation. learn the rudiments of historical fencing, of stage combat (with and without weapons) and in the service of the acrobatics of comic contrast. learn the basic principles of professional ethics of group and individual. learn the basics of vocal and articulatory. develop intonation, rhythmic sense and listening. ... [-]

Diploma In Classical Acting

EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Rome

The aim is to give the student a more complete comprehension of the playwright’s work, considered not only in the scenario of a European theatre context, but how it is applied in the contemporary scenario and generally related to the work of the actor. [+]

DESCRIPTION of “COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE, ARTE DELLA COMMEDIA” Commedia dell’Arte means theatre and not only this, dramaturgy of social life, and Art means profession, actor discipline. It is a kind of living theatre which keeps evolving, acting in human field of its time. In the theatre the word is connected to the action and the actor is the one who acts. Nowadays, the Commedia dell’Arte keeps operating as an independent category but in particular it is essential in the education and comprehension of theatrical action in author’s text for those who care about theatre. Six months abroad at EUTHECA is for everyone who wants to deepen in theory and practice, the exploration of a close connection between Commedia dell’ Arte and European Dramaturgy. AIMS: The aim is to give the student a more complete comprehension of the playwright’s work, considered not only in the scenario of a European theatre context, but how it is applied in the contemporary scenario and generally related to the work of the actor.... [-]


Course - Acting Essentials

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 4 months January 2018 Canada Vancouver

Created specifically for beginners with a strong desire to take their first steps in front of an audience. Acting Essentials is a four month course that introduces the discipline [+]

Created specifically for beginners with a strong desire to take their first steps in front of an audience. Acting Essentials is a four month course that introduces the discipline and is tailored to prepare students to enter our full-time Acting program.

What You Will Learn

Acting is an art of self-discovery. Your craft is based on a close study of relationships, emotions, and actions, and your talent is seen in every gesture you make and every word you speak in front of the camera. Here are some of the highlights from your four months as an acting student at VFS:

Process

You will gain an understanding of the benefits of a physical warm-up that includes exercises, voice and body work, and improvisation games.... [-]


Course - Acting for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Canada Vancouver

Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve [+]

Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve most often when you're on set. From your very first week in school until the last, you'll be on camera.

What You Will Learn

Acting is an art of self-discovery. Your craft is based on a close study of relationships, emotions, and actions, and your talent is seen in every gesture you make and every word you speak in front of the camera. Here are some of the highlights from your year of acting classes at VFS:

Your Physical Instrument

Every day in Acting starts with a routine physical warm-up that includes exercises, stretches, voice and body work, and improvisation games.... [-]


Course - Acting

Moscow Film School
Campus Part time 2 years October 2018 Russia Moscow

Become a good actor not given to everyone, so professional actors are always in demand. Modern [+]

Become a good actor not given to everyone, so professional actors are always in demand. Modern actor must be able to work in different systems and have a large number of tools to solve any problem posed by the director.

The program includes practical training modules for developing professional skills of the actor: modern acting techniques, speech plactika, scenario analysis, work on stage, in the frame work, the casting, the interaction with the director, the basics of psychology, film, legal aspects, and more.

Aim of the Course

Generate relevant skills and knowledge of professional film and theater actor. Master of classical and contemporary art of acting. Provide students with the opportunity to learn in an effective environment for production relations in the professional community.... [-]


Theater Year

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA New York

Do you have a love for the stage as well as the camera? You can broaden your career opportunities to include the theater—and become a “triple... [+]

Theater

Do you have a love for the stage as well as the camera? You can broaden your career opportunities to include the theater—and become a “triple threat” actor who does it all—with the training of our theater year. In expanding your repertoire of skills to the stage, you’ll learn the unique vocal and physical skills needed to perform and project to the audience. You’ll also study theater history and theatrical styles in exciting, non-traditional classes. Throughout the year, you’ll bring all your skills together in a variety of performance opportunities, including two productions mounted in professional New York theater spaces. It takes solid training to move seamlessly from a theater production to a film audition to a commercial voice-over booth to a three-camera soap shoot. The goal of the theater year is to give you the ability to change gears without thinking. When the curtain goes up or the director calls “Action!” you’ll be ready.... [-]


The Platform Year

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 USA New York

Training the acting instrument is the first goal in year one. The Meisner technique, voice and text, movement and improvisation introduce you to the road of... [+]

The Platform Year

Training the acting instrument is the first goal in year one. The Meisner technique, voice and text, movement and improvisation introduce you to the road of discovery of one’s self as an artist. Next, you begin to explore the technical aspects of working in front of a camera and have the opportunity to learn the information necessary for an actor to function with professionalism on a set.You also begin to work on your craft. You start to explore the given circumstances of a scene and how to own them in an authentic way, taking what the writer has given you and learning how to make those circumstances your truth.While there are many facets to a successful acting career, it all starts with the pure artistry of acting. So your first year at NYCDA is dedicated to developing your acting instrument. It’s an exciting year where you’ll find yourself as an actor and grow, building essential skills and techniques to craft authentic, believable performances. Our program is grounded in the Meisner technique, pioneered by American master Sanford Meisner. You will also study the Stanislavski System of acting, from which all modern acting techniques derive. Of course, you will also receive extensive training in voice, movement, improvisation and more.As the year progresses you’ll really develop your craft, exploring each scene’s unique circumstances so the truths the writer has given you fuel every movement, every impulse, every expression and inflection. At the end of this year comes the fork in... [-]