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Full-Time Courses – Accredited / Internationally Recognised
Course Description

Taught by top industry professionals, the 2-year acting for film program prepares the student for work as a professional actor in the film, television and theatre industries.

The program consists of:

  • 1st year Higher Certificate Course (NQF 5 QUALIFICATION)
  • 2nd year Advanced Certificate Course (NQF 6/DIPLOMA LEVEL QUALIFICATION)

Students are offered the flexibility of completing either one or two years depending on individual requirements.

At the conclusion of the two year program, students are given the opportunity to audition for the prestigious Third Year Professional Program. This cutting-edge training, designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the profession, offers unrivalled performance experience to a select group of students.

To be competitive in the industry, we recommend students complete the full 3-year program.

Class size is small and places in our courses are limited – please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to download 2022 Application Form.

Higher Certificate in Acting for Film
Entry Criteria:
For detailed info on audition / entry requirements, click here to download 2022 Application Form.
Course Info:

The Higher Certificate in Acting for Film (1st Year) concentrates on building a solid foundation in the craft of acting through exercises, mastering technique, theory and performance practice.

The year culminates in a film shoot showcased at Graduation.

“Act Cape Town has given me the tools, knowledge and opportunity to apply myself as an actor and helped me bridge the gap from studying to working in the industry” – Evan Hengst, Actor (Lioness, The Kissing Booth)

Act 2020 – Showcase Highlights
Advanced Certificate in Acting for Film
Entry Criteria:
For detailed info on audition / entry requirements, click here to download 2022 Application Form.
Course Info:

The Advanced Certificate in Acting for Film (2nd Year) consolidates and refines the acting techniques learnt in the first year whilst further broadening the skills base necessary to be successful in the industry.

With an increased focus on project-based learning, advanced certificate students participate in a variety of productions, from voice-over, to theatre to short films. Students final work will be screened at Graduation. Material may be used for acting student’s show-reel.

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Student Short Film Trailer “Unspoken” Now Showing on SHOWMAX!
Third Year Professional Program
Entry Criteria:
For detailed info on audition / entry requirements, click here to download 2022 Application Form.
Course Info:

Building on a strong foundation set in our 2 Year Accredited Program, the ‘Third Year Professional Program’ affords a select group of student’s unrivalled performance experience and exposure. Master classes with top industry professionals together with the internationally recognized LAMDA qualification, complete this unique mentorship program.

A hands-on, fully immersive production year, designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the profession.

“Cut-Out Girls” Trailer – Produced by Act Cape Town Productions in association with Haas & Kaas, starring a full cast of ACT Professional Program Graduates!

CUT-OUT GIRLS SCREENED AT CINEMAS NATIONWIDE, ON DSTV BOX OFFICE AND IS NOW SHOWING ON SHOWMAX!

Cut-Out Girls is inspired by the #MeToo movement and is a film about date rape aimed at inspiring social change.

2022 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Higher Certificate in
Acting for Film
Term 17 February – 1 April
Term 219 April – 15 June
Term 311 July – 16 September
Term 43 October – 25 November
Graduation8 December 2022
Advanced Certificate in Acting for Film /
Third Year Professional Program
Term 17 February – 1 April
Term 219 April – 15 June
Term 311 July – 16 September
Term 43 October – 25 November
Graduation8 December 2022
Act Cape Town is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate No. No.2013/ HEO7/002.
Our Coaches
“With courses taught by award-winning industry professionals, you get the expertise you need to step into the local & international industry and pursue your dream!”

Grant Swanby

Academic Head/Programme Manager
Highly acclaimed and multi-award winning actor and producer, in the film, theatre and the television industry.
Rob Coutts
Coach
Locally and internationally trained actor and founder of The Long Shots, an acclaimed South African Improvisation Troupe.
Rowan Studti
Coach
Locally and internationally trained professional film and TV actor, and certified UCT teacher.

Nicola Hanekom

Senior Coach
Highly acclaimed & multi-award winning actress, director and writer in the film, theatre and television industry.
Daniel Barnett
Coach
Professional actor and experienced SA casting director on the cutting edge of the commercial audition process for actors.
Kanya Viljoen
Coach
Winner of South African Theatre Magazine’s “Best Emerging Director Award” and Multi-award nominee for writing and direction of play, “Raak”.

Tamryn Speirs

Senior Coach
Award winning, New York trained, actress and director for stage and film, and certified international LAMDA teacher.
Fiona du Ploy
Coach
Award winning director and choreographer of local and international productions, for both stage and screen.
Uga Carlini
Coach
Multi-award winning filmmaker, and celebrated South African Director, as well as founding member of internationally recognized film company, Towerkop Creations.
Star Alumni Testimonials
5/5
“ACT has given me two of the best things needed to succeed in the acting world: preparation and opportunity.”
Jessica Sutton – Actress
(Motherland: Fort Salem; The Kissing Booth)
5/5
“Having coaches who are still working artists was a privilege like no other because you get first-hand experience and expertise. You leave with an incredible toolbox of accumulated skills to help you excel!”
Kertrice Maitisa – Actress
(Mamello (SABC Sitcom); The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock)
5/5
“Act Cape Town changed my life. Not just to be MUCH better at acting but it also taught me how to be a better version of myself and to express my inner truth”.
Dale Lourens – Actor (Moffie)

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