Six-Weeks Part-Time

Nail Your US Dialect

American Accent

Get the edge in your next audition for an international production by nailing your American Accent.

Screenwise Pty. Ltd.

Upcoming

Course dates

Screenwise’s American accent workshop is designed to give the actor ‘the edge’ when auditioning for American film and TV productions. At Screenwise, we teach actors the vocal gymnastics needed to obtain an authentic American accent. If you are serious about working as an actor, an American accent is a critical skill that you must develop and retain.

Online American Accent Monday June 2022

$605 $499 Earlybird ends 14 Jun 2022

American Accent Monday August 2022

  • 08/08/2022
  • Monday Evenings 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Screenwise Studios Surry Hills
  • Natasha McNamara
$605 $499 Earlybird ends 25 Jul 2022

Online American Accent Monday October 2022

$605 $499 Earlybird ends 26 Sep 2022

American Accent Saturday October 2022

  • 22/10/2022
  • Saturday Mornings 9:30am - 11:30am
  • Screenwise Studios Surry Hills
  • Natasha McNamara
$605 $499 Earlybird ends 08 Oct 2022

Course

Content & Information

About the Course

  • Phonetics
  • Acting and reacting
  • Scene work
  • Monologues
  • Will your American accent stand up to audition nerves and film set pressure?
  • Does your American accent stand the test of a highly charged emotional scene?
  • Is your American accent truly authentic or do you fluke it?

An accent takes considerable time, commitment and muscle memory to learn. If you have the audition, it’s too late to learn the accent – or your attention is on the accent and not where it needs to be.  Be prepared for when opportunity presents itself! Which is why our American accent workshop takes place each week for two hours over a period of six consecutive weeks or three hours over 5 weeks.

Places are strictly limited. The workshop incorporates both phonetics and camera work.

Students perform on camera in Standard American dialect. Standard American  is the most popular when it comes to U.S. screen productions, so this workshop focusses exclusively on Standard American.

Natasha is one of the best voice coaches in the business.

Hugh Jackman

Natasha helped me find an authentic American accent. I was even asked if I was American.

Natalie Saleeba

A big thank you to Natasha for expanding my Knowledge surrounding General American Accent and helping me find my own voice in the dialect.

Sean Keenan

Learn from

the Best

Widely acclaimed vocal coach Natasha McNamara dubbed by Hugh Jackman as “one of the best in the business” returns to Screenwise in 2022 for the American Accent workshop in its extended and exclusive six-week format.

Nail Your

American Accent

International Productions

More and more international productions are shooting in Australia each year. With Marvel Studios moving it’s productions to Australia for the next 5 years, Disney ramping up production in Melbourne and countless other international productions landing on our shores, demand for local actors who can convincingly perform in an American accent is higher than ever.

More and more international productions are shooting in Australia each year. With Marvel Studios moving it’s productions to Australia for the next 5 years, Disney ramping up production in Melbourne and countless other international productions landing on our shores, demand for local actors who can convincingly perform in an American accent is higher than ever.

Acting in an accent other than your own requires you to not just be be able to convincingly imitate an accent, but to be able to do so without thinking, and express naturally within the accent without having to think about it. This requires practice, technical knowledge and the ability to hear and correct yourself. With the help of industry professional dialect and voice coaches the Screenwise American Accent Course will help you nail that accent and set you on a path to land that next international audition.

Looking for some short acting courses to start your journey in screen acting, try our beginner, intermediate or advanced screen acting courses. Or take your career to the next level with the part-time Showreel Course or full-time Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting.

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Frequently asked

Questions

The craft of acting often demands actors to transform their voice and mannerisms to suit different roles. Films aren’t always shot where they’re set and local actors can be required to adjust their accent and dialect to meet the needs of the production. With many international productions now shooting in Australia the demand for Australians with a convincing American accent has never been higher. Also, if you ever plan to travel internationally in your career, pursuing a career in Hollywood a convincing American accent will be necessary to ensure you have the opportunity to pursue any role that comes your way.