An unparalleled course for the screen actor
An Industry-leading course curriculum
The only program of its kind, the Diploma of Screen Acting offers students an industry-leading screen acting toolkit that has a proven track record for career success in the Film and Television Industry.
Personalised and boutique learning
Receive specialised attention and guidance from award-winning directors and actors that will finesse your acting craft to it’s full potential.
Production of a quality Showreel
Receive a state-of-the-art Showreel that is professionally shot and edited by our award-winning directors and technicians.
Exclusive Industry Showcase Presentation
Come face-to-face with leading industry directors, producers, agents and casting consultants in an exclusive Industry Showcase Presentation
Screenwise Studios are air-conditioned and fully equipped with HD cameras, LED studio lights, microphones, Green Screen, and much more.
Study in a prime Sydney CBD location
Screenwise is surrounded by fine dining restaurants, designer warehouses, chic boutiques, cafes and trendy bistros and is based just metres away from Central Train Station and all major bus routes.
Australia’s only Two-Year Full-Time Screen Acting Course Diploma of Screen Acting 10065NAT
Students undergo two years of full-time (20 hours per week) comprehensive creative and technical training.
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An industry leading course curriculum
Based on the “Roberts Method”, the Diploma of Screen Acting mixes a strong academic element with a hard-nosed professionalism. It provides total focus and immersion training in the unique skills and techniques required for screen acting to ensure that actors can meet the demands of today’s film and television industry.
The Roberts Method also emphasises a strong focus on the personal and boutique approach to acting. This ensures that each student is provided with the attention and guidance to finesse his or her acting craft to it’s full potential. The learning structure of this method also encourages the importance of social and team-based engagement – a necessary tool for actors in the workplace who are required to engage on-set with other professionals within the industry.
Students will undertake industry-standard film and television shoots including a professional Showreel and American Accent Showreel. The Diploma of Screen Acting culminates in a major showcase performance for Australia’s industry representatives including Agents, Directors, Casting Directors and Producers.
Throughout their studies, students are also exposed to rare industry opportunities and have collaborated with leading education institutions such as AFTRS and UTS, production companies including Tracks Post Productions and RKPix as well as Brendan Cowell’s stage play turned Screenplay Ruben Guthrie.
Industry award-winning leadership
Overseen by Denise Roberts (Wonderland, Schapelle, The Moodys, Cliffy, Mrs Biggs, Packed To The Rafters, Blood Brothers, Always Greener), Screenwise employs the crème de la crème of industry professionals – award-winning actors, directors and casting consultants.
Denise has been working as a professional Actor, Producer, Director, and Author for over 35 years. During this time Denise has picked up accolades at every stage of her career, including an AFI Award, an International Variety Club of Australia Award, an ACCTA Nomination, 4 Silver Logie Nominations plus more. Read more here.
Each tutor at Screenwise brings with them a lifetime of artistic and industry knowledge that has become indicative of the Roberts Method – valuing a need for the perfect measure between creative and business tools in order to navigate a successful career in acting within the Film and Television Industry.
It is due to their industry expertise and authority that students are also exposed to rare networking opportunities.
Preparing actors for the workplace
Statistics from the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) show that 85% of an actor’s career-long income will be derived from television and film. With the majority of renowned acting schools in Australia focusing on theatre, Screenwise aims to give students the crucial skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in the film and TV industry.
Diploma of Screen Acting students being their acting career from the moment they commence their studies – not after they graduate. Students are provided with opportunities by Screenwise to audition for professional productions alongside their studies. Wherever possible, Denise recommends her students to her personal contacts lists of Directors, Casting Agents and Production Companies.
Diploma of Screen Acting alumni have enjoyed critical and commercial success working as actors, voiceover artists, as well as directors and producers across the film and television industry.
The Diploma of Screen Acting is comprised of 14 Core Units including 1 Elective. The normal duration of this course is 1380 contact tuition hours delivered over a two-year full-time program. Applicants for the two-year full-time Diploma of Screen Acting must be 18 years at commencement date.
Screenwise is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and a member of the Australian Council For Private Education & Training (ACPET).