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Taught by top industry professionals, our three, 6-week, short courses offer an immersion into the essential elements needed to become an actor for film and television.

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Short Courses

Acting for Camera

The Fundamentals Of Performance

“If you are wanting to begin your acting journey, this course is the place to start. Get in on the action & learn from the Greats!”

Dates: 12 February – 20 March
Days & Times: Mon & Wed / 5:30pm – 8:30pm 

Cost: R9 910.00 (includes all training material and certificate of completion).

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Understanding the self is fundamental to authentic performance, building confidence and connecting to truth. This course enables the actor to develop the tools required to deliver believable performances on screen.

The course culminates in the performance of a dynamic scene and monologue.

COURSE WILL COVER:

  • The body as an instrument
  • Trusting instinct and following impulse
  • Memorising lines and blocking
  • Script Analysis
  • Motivation and uncovering subtext
  • Character

The course culminates in the performance of a dynamic scene and monologue.

COACH: TAMRYN SPEIRS

A professional film, television and theatre actress who followed her dreams to study abroad in New York in 2007 where she worked with her mentor Susan Batson, acting coach to the stars.

Acting for Camera

On Camera Bootcamp

“Want to ACT for movies or series? This course is your Launchpad”.

Dates: 15 April – 27 May
Days & Times: Mon & wed / 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost: R9 910.00 (includes all training material and certificate of completion).

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In the Acting for Camera-On Camera Bootcamp course, students develop the specific tools required to deliver a winning on-camera performance, as well as the essential techniques needed for auditioning in film and television. 

The course culminates in the filmed performance of a scene.

COURSE WILL COVER:

  • Exploring shot size and angle
  • Economy of performance
  • Memorising lines
  • Continuity
  • Managing nerves
  • Audition Techniques
  • The Business of Acting
  • On set etiquette and protocol

The course culminates in the filmed performance of a scene.

COACH: TAMRYN SPEIRS

A professional film, television and theatre actress who followed her dreams to study abroad in New York in 2007 where she worked with her mentor Susan Batson, acting coach to the stars.

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Acting for Camera

Accessing Emotions

“This is a vital course if you want to be an actor.”

Dates: 23 April – 30 May
Days & Times: Tues & Thurs / 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost: R9 910.00 (includes all training material and certificate of completion).

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

The development of the emotional self is the key to unlocking truthful performance. Knowing how we are shaped by our life experiences and understanding their role in our psychological development, enables the actor to harness emotional truth and deliver dynamic performances on screen.

The course culminates in the performance of an emotionally charged monologue.

COURSE WILL COVER:

  • Sense and Affective Memory
  • Substitution
  • Character development
  • Tragic flaw
  • Emotional breath-work

The course culminates in the performance of an emotionally charged monologue.

COACH: ROWAN STUDTI

Professional Film and TV Actor.

Student Testimonials
Kertrice Maitisa, Actress

(Mamello (SABC Sitcom); The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock

“Every time I speak about my studies or hear about anyone wanting to study acting in Cape Town, whether full time or part-time, I jump to suggest my alma mater.

I feel that it is one of the few academies that really prepare you for what the entertainment industry expects of you not only locally, but internationally.

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!

On a personal level, it was an amazing feeling to have an institute show the support I’ve received post-graduation, as you grow as a performer and individual in your career. I’ll always relive my time at Act Cape Town and just remember how much gratitude I have and high regard I hold, for every single person who worked and helped shape part of who I am as a performer today.”

5/5
“I learned so much & met amazing people.”
5/5
“Course content is top class, and contains everything the aspiring actor needs to know.”
5/5
“The coaches are amazing; the environment is incredibly nurturing.”

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