5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Acting School in Sydney

Oct 1, 2015 | Blog, Screenwise Presents

Deciding on what and where to study is an important step in your acting career. It isn’t an exact science, and the decision you make must be one that is right for you.

If you’re planning on taking an acting course and are trying to choose an acting school in Sydney then here are 5 helpful questions you should ask yourself.

  1. What are your acting career goals?

Are you looking to gain a wide range of skills, or looking to specialise in a particular area of acting? Being clear on exactly what you want to get out of acting school will help you make the right decision about which course you sign up for.

Not every acting course will be the right one for you – some are for more experienced actors and don’t cover the fundamentals, while others may cover basic skills you have already mastered.

Or maybe you would benefit from some private tuition, rather than a larger group class? Get in touch with the acting school directly to discuss which course is right for you.

  1. How much time do you have?

Most acting schools offer full, part-time and short acting courses. If you are looking to study full-time for the next couple of years, a Diploma of Screen Acting (10065NAT) may be the right choice for you. This full-time course lasts for two years and covers a full spectrum of the skills and training needed to become a professional screen actor.

If you can’t commit to a full–time course then several short courses may be a better option for you. Short courses can last as little as three hours and run throughout the year.

In order to get the most out of the course, you will need to consider choosing an option that is realistic for you and your personal circumstances. 

  1. Have you checked the Acting School’s credentials and reputation?
  • How long has the acting school been established?
  • Have they won any awards?
  • How successful are their alumni?
  • Are the acting programs offered accredited by the Australian and International film industry standards?
  • What do friends, family and other actors say about the acting school? Asking the opinions of others can often be useful when you are trying to make a decision.
  • Do they have any testimonials on the website?

At Screenwise we’re proud of the fact that we were established over 14 years ago, and have become a top-rated acting school in Sydney, offering career-focused training for acting in film and television.

Our successful alumni include: Stef Dawson – who most recently starred in The Hunger Games, Chris Hemsworth, Todd Lasance and Isabel Lucas. 

  1. How easy is it for you to get there? 

The location of the acting school is important. Take some time to research how easy it will be for you to travel there and investigate the surrounding areas. This will give you an idea of what there is to do in the surrounding area at lunchtimes or when you are on a break.

Screenwise is centrally located in Sydney’s trendy Surry Hills. It is only a short walk from Central Station and a quick train ride away from the iconic Bondi Beach and Newtown, making this a great spot to study and enjoy Sydney City life.

  1. Who will be teaching you?

The quality of the teaching staff can make a big impact on your acting school experience, as the tutors who train you will be a major influence in the development of your skills and how you learn your craft.

Make sure you choose a school that gives you the opportunity to train with tutors who have varied industry experience and are still working professionals.

Choosing the right acting school in Sydney is key to your personal and professional fulfillment and success. Take the time to research the options available to you and once you are ready, get in touch and apply for the course you have chosen.

Get in touch today for more information on the acting courses available at Screenwise in Sydney.


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