4 Benefits to Getting a Diploma of Screen Acting

Nov 5, 2018

It’s no secret: acting is a tough field to break into. Would-be actors and actresses need every edge they can get over the competition. Acting classes are a great place to start, and this article will cover all four major benefits of getting a Diploma of Screen Acting from Screenwise.

1. You build foundational skills that set you up for success.

Are you familiar with camera and screen terminology? How about production and post-production personnel, or screen acting methods and techniques? These are all basic fundamental knowledge bases that you’ll need to know if you hope to break into the acting industry.

A Screenwise Diploma of Screen Acting will teach you about all of these things and more. You’ll learn the terminology of the industry, as well as build the foundational skills that will position you ahead of the competition when you look to break in. You’ll learn about the business of acting, how to audition effectively, and how to develop your voice. And that’s just the start. 

2. You build a professional portfolio that you can take advantage of as soon as you graduate

The Screenwise Diploma of Screen Acting is much more than a piece of paper. Students begin their professional acting career as soon as they begin studying in the program by having the opportunity to pursue industry work whilst in the program. Students are also given their own professionally produced showreel that they can include as part of their portfolio. The result is that students graduate not only with the skills they need to succeed in the challenging world of screen acting, but also with the portfolio they need to get started in the industry. 

3. You’re given exposure to award-winning actors, directors and casting consultants

We’ve all heard the expression that “it’s not just what you know, it’s who you know.” Luckily, students of the Screenwise Diploma of Screen Acting are able to benefit from both.

It’s true that Sydney-based Screenwise offers one of the most comprehensive screen acting diplomas in the world, and was the first to offer a two-year diploma of screen acting. But it’s about much more than that.

Students studying at Screenwise are given the opportunity to learn and train with experienced, professional actors, directors and casting consultants. These mentors provide guidance both on the creative side and the business side of acting. It is for this reason that students graduating from Screenwise are considered to be of the highest international calibre.

Further still, due to these industry professionals’ experience and authority, students of the program are given access to rare and valuable networking opportunities that ensure they possess both the knowledge and the connections to transition successfully into the industry upon graduation.

4. You gain an infectious confidence in yourself and your abilities

When you’re confident in yourself, it shows. Your eyes sparkle. Your voice carries. Your body language signals to the world that this is someone who believes in him or herself – and that confidence is contagious. When you believe in yourself, others start to as well.

When you study at Screenwise, your confidence comes from having received coaching and mentorship from award-winning industry experts, along with in-depth, well-rounded industry skillsets that set you up for success. You’ll also be walking in the footsteps of industry greats, such a Chris Hemsworth.

Quotes from our students about the Diploma of Screen Acting

Here are just a few things that previous students have said about their experience with Screenwise:

“Screenwise has opened doors I never imagined could be opened. It’s unlocked a new brilliant creative side to me, and has encouraged me to achieve things I never imagined possible. I’ve met, worked with, and befriended people that’ll be a part of my life for a long time to come.

Working with high profile individuals and wicked characters throughout two years, Screenwise is the oyster that transforms every pearl. 2 years of my life that will not be forgotten.”

– Alexander Grant, 2017 Screenwise Diploma of Screen Acting Graduate.

“Screenwise was pivotal in my development not only as an actor but as a person. I can’t express enough how vital my studying there has been in my progression towards becoming a working actor. The fantastic opportunities the school set up for everyone were amazing.

The tutors were constantly ignited with passion that was infectious among the students and myself which made the learning environment so unique. I wish I could do it all again!”

– Joel Halvey, 2017 Screenwise Diploma of Screen Acting Graduate

“It has been an incredible past 2 years at Screenwise that I will never forget. Not only have I made lifelong friends, I’ve had the opportunity to work with amazing tutors and industry professionals. The industry professionals, tutors, and Denise Roberts have helped me grow and shape me as an actor.

They have also taught me so much about the business side of acting. I could not be more grateful for their guidance and support throughout my time at Screenwise.”

– Zoe Klima, 2017 Diploma of Screen Acting Graduate.

For a full list of testimonials, please click here.

 

Established in 2001, Screenwise is a Sydney, Australia-based school that was founded with the purpose of providing specialist, career-focused training in acting for film & television.

Interested in enrolling in the Diploma of Screen acting? The deadline for our 2019 course is Friday 30th November 2018. We’re already receiving a high volume of applications, click here for more information on how to apply!

 

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