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2 years full time, 20 hrs/week
Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting
The 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting is a two-year full-time comprehensive creative and technical screen acting program. It covers the full spectrum of skills and training required to produce a high-calibre and professional screen actor.
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From acting short courses to the two-year full-time 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting and everything in between, we offer a wide range of highly-acclaimed acting classes in-person in Sydney and delivered online. We also offer classes in American accent, and presenting on camera to round out your skill-set as an actor or nail your next presentation at work. Screenwise is home to some of the best acting courses in Sydney.
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As the first Government Accredited Registered Training Organisation to offer a two-year 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting, Screenwise acting classes and courses attract students from around the country and the globe. Located in the heart of Sydney's CBD, our acting school is easily accessible by all forms of public transport.
Since it's inception many Screenwise students have gone on to achieve international acclaim, including Chris Hemsworth, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Demos and Stef Dawson. Screenwise tutors are internationally regarded award-winning actors, directors and casting professionals. Screenwise's CEO and Founder is Denise Roberts - best known for her roles as Julie Winters on ABC's GP and Isabelle Turnbull on Channel 7's Always Greener. Screenwise teaching staff are working industry professionals with decades of knowledge and experience which allows Screenwise to offer some of the best training in the country.
Screenwise is committed to producing screen actors of the highest calibre. Professional actors who understand the importance of their profession and the responsibility that comes with it.
Professional actors who carry with them the social commitment to use their formidable skills of acting in such a way that the world has been left a little better for their efforts.
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Whether you're looking to start your acting journey with a short acting course, looking to take your career to the next level with a full-time or part-time course, or need personalised attention with private coaching and acting lessons, Screenwise has the acting course or service for you - no matter your experience, skills, location or age.
Improve your on-camera presentation skills or polish your American accent next time you land an audition for an international film or television show. We can help you reach your acting goals. Get in touch with our team today to find out more about our range of acting classes some of which we now offer as online classes for anyone looking to start their screen acting journey from beyond the Sydney area.
Screenwise has more than 21 years of experience in training screen actors of the highest international calibre. Professional actors who understand the importance of their profession and the responsibility that comes with it.
Screenwise alumni have seen incredible success in Australia and around the world. Screenwise tutors are all working industry professionals: actors, directors and casting agents. Screenwise is industry recognised and respected by agents, casting agents and directors.
"Screenwise offers the best training for film and television acting that I have seen in this country. Denise brings together the cream of industry professionals to instruct the students in all facets of acting for screen. I cannot recommend her classes more highly." - Christine King Casting
Screenwise offers a wide range of acting courses that will suit you depending on your age, skill level and schedule.
- The 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting, a two-year full-time government-accredited course that will give you everything you need to start a career as a professional screen actor.
- The Showreel Course, a one-year part-time course that is the perfect way to kick-start your acting career while you continue work or full-time study.
- Screenteens our program for high-school students ages 12-16 that run on weekends during school terms and intensives during school holidays.
- Our 6-week short acting courses at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels, to introduce yourself to the essentials of screen acting at your own pace.
- American Accent classes to ensure your accent is up to scratch for international auditions.
- Presenting for Camera whether you're looking to host or present for TV or just nail your next Zoom presentation.
- Or for a more personal touch you can book one-on-one coaching sessions with one of our tutors.
Of course we can! If you've got any questions about what course is best for you contact us and one of our staff will be more than happy to help you find the right course for you!
Our Alumni include high profile actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Todd Lasance, Ashleigh Cummings, Christian Clark, Adam Demos, Alexander Bertrand, Carlos Sanson, Darren McMullen, Zachary Garred, George Houvardas, Tabrett Bethell, Yvonne Strahovski, Stef Dawson and Andy Whitfield.
Overseen by Denise Roberts (Grey Nomads, Wonderland, Schapelle, Always Greener, GP) the teaching staff include award winning actors, directors, casting directors and technicians who are currently employed and up-to-date with the Australian and International film and television industry standards. To be the best, you have to learn from the best.
Tutors include actors: Denise Roberts, Alan Flower, Gary Sweet, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Mark Lee, Matt Levett, Andy Ryan, Paul Kelman, Rhondda Findleton, Philip Quast, Robert Mammone, Rachael Blake, Peter Kowitz, Jonny Pasvolsky, Jenni Baird, Maya Stange, Caroline Brazier, Peter Kowitz, Teo Gebert, Pip Edwards, Anthony Ackroyd
And directors: Peter Andrikidis, Geoff Bennett, Darren Ashton, Lynn Hegarty, Dan Krige, Melissa Anastasi, Kriv Stenders, Danny Raco
Absolutely. Screen acting is a technically demanding skill set, and learning to manage those technical demands whilst improving your acting ability is essential to ensure your best chance of success in an incredibly demanding industry.
Dedicating time to acting training can show serious commitment to the career as well as constructive prior experience when applying for roles or seeking an agent. It's also an invaluable chance to explore the craft in a safe environment while receiving guidance from professionals in the field.
From screen acting skills and techniques to the business of acting, Screenwise teaches its students everything you would need to know to find your footing in the acting industry; it’s what makes us one of the best acting schools in Australia.
Acting skills and techniques are the building blocks which create the overall foundation for your performance. The skills we teach include how to break down a script, develop character backstory and working on a set in an effective way with both the cast and crew.. There are a plethora of techniques and skills that you will learn during your time at Screenwise where you are able to build up your repertoire and give your best performance every time. Check out our range of courses to find what best suits your needs.
They don’t call it showBUSINESS for nothing! Additionally, The business of acting is something Screenwise prides itself on educating students about . Learning how to create your online presence, booking auditions and conducting yourself in a professional manner when working with other cast and crew is vital in the industry.
If you need any other information don’t hesitate to contact us.
Screenwise offers classes for people at all stages of their acting journey, whether you are a beginner actor looking at dipping your toe into the water for the first time or you are a working actor who would like to refine your skills and gain professional showreel scenes to build out your body of work and showcase your ability. Whatever your goals, Screenwise can facilitate a course that is the right fit for you - that’s why we are one of the best acting schools in Australia. Why wait though? Apply today and get started on your acting journey.
There is no right or wrong age to learn the craft of acting. It does take time to develop your skills and build a profile within the industry, so don’t hesitate to jump straight in and kick-start your career. Screenwise’s Screenteens course is the youngest point of entry we offer, available to 12-16 year olds. Screenteens prepares young adults with professional and practical screen acting techniques for a successful transition into the Film & TV industry. Our Beginners Short Course is the best place to start for anyone looking to be an actor with classes available from 17+ years of age. It is a thorough and practical introduction to screen acting conducted in a safe and supportive atmosphere. So what are you waiting for? Apply today at one of Australia’s best acting schools and start your acting journey.