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About Us – Screenwise Acting School

Screenwise was established seventeen years ago with the purpose of providing specialist, career-focused training in acting for film & television. The Sydney-based acting school is overseen by Multi-Award Winning Actress* and Australian Film and TV Legend Denise Roberts (Schapelle, The Moodys, Cliffy, Mrs Biggs, Packed To The Rafters, Blood Brothers, Razzle Dazzle, Always Greener, GP) and is inspired by the tenacious, dedicated and professional nature of the ‘Roberts Method’ for which it is based on.

Screenwise was the first to recognise the need for a drama school specifically designed to teach the art of screen acting by offering current working industry professional actors, directors and technicians as it’s tutors.

Screenwise continues to employ the crème de la crème of industry professionals – award-winning actors, directors & casting consultants that adopt an articulate and inspirational approach to their teaching. Students are exposed to these professionals on a regular and intimate basis, and are offered the rare opportunity to network and train closely with accomplished and experienced actors who define what it means to have a practical and rewarding career in the Film and Television Industry.

“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.” – Trish McAskill, United Artists.

Screenwise offers intensive full-time and part-time creative and technical screen acting programs that are accredited and up to date with Australian and International film industry standards. Screenwise made history when it became the first Registered Training Organisation* to offer a Two-Year Diploma of Screen Acting*. The One-Year Part-Time Showreel Course has equally made it’s mark on the industry by combining first-class acting training with a state of the art Showreel on completion. Screenwise also continues to offer a range of Short Screen Acting courses for Beginner, Intermediate and Advance levels whilst catering to a range of other industry needs – including training in American Accent, Presenting to Camera and Improvisation.

Screenwise is not only leading other Sydney Acting Schools in both performance and program content, it is, and will continue to be at the forefront of acting education nationally and internationally offering the very best the industry has to offer. The school is committed to producing Screen Actors of the highest international calibre who understand the importance of their profession and the responsibility that comes with it. Screenwise actors bear 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.

* To find out more about Denise Roberts and her list of industry awards and achievements you can view her complete profile here

* Registered Training Organisation Provider Code: 91699