The Showreel Course – What you need to know

May 14, 2020 | News

The mid-year intake of the Showreel Course is on track to commence in July 2020. We’ve put together our most frequently asked questions to help you learn all you can about what the Showreel Course has to offer!

What will I learn in the course?
The Showreel Course is a one-year, part-time course that will offer you a toolkit for professional screen acting training and a state-of-the-art showreel. Students explore a range of acting techniques and develop a wide range of skills designed to promote their versatility within the industry.

What are the available class times?
Students have the option of one of two class times in The Showreel Course (Times are allocated based on availability and on a first come, first served basis):

Day class: One full day, 10:00am – 5:00pm, OR,
Evening class: Two evenings per week, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Offering this flexibility provides you with the opportunity to accomodate your training into your work and personal life.

Take a break from reading and find out about the Showreel Course directly from our students on set!

What is the Difference between The Showreel Course and the Diploma of Screen Acting?

The Showreel Course has a high appeal to students who are serious about acting and seek a high intensity, challenging part-time year long acting course. The Diploma of Screen Acting in comparison is a Two-Year, Full-Time creative and technical screen acting program.

Can I have an agent while studying?
Students are welcome to have agent representation while studying at Screenwise – networking and industry experience while studying is beneficial to raising Students profiles.

When can I audition for The Showreel Course??
Screenwise is currently scheduling all auditions via Zoom. With consideration for the convenience of our current audition process, places in this course are expected to reach capacity. Auditions occur on a fortnightly basis leading up to the course commencement date of the 29th July 2020.

AuditionOnline Auditions Available Book your online audition

Please select 'Showreel Course' then 'Showreel Course Online Audition - Feb 2021 Intake' in the application form and a Screenwise staff member will coordinate with you after completion of the application form to schedule a suitable audition time.

Your audition will consist of:
- Prepared Film/TV monologue 30 seconds in length (Applicants choice)
- Prepared Film/TV scene (Provided by Screenwise)

Auditions are delivered via Zoom - an easy to use, reliable online platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices and desktops.

Audition preparation material will be emailed to you after successful submission of your application.
Feb 2021Showreel Course Feb 2021 Intake Commences

Will the course help me get an agent and how?
The Showreel Course offers a unique business unit that provides actors with the business acumen necessary to promote your skills and engage with key stakeholders in the Film and Television industry. Acting is just like any other business – you have to put your best foot forward as you begin your journey as a professional actor. Having a clear understanding of the business aspects behind acting will ensure your best chance of securing the right agent that connects with your brand also.

Where are Showreel Course graduates now?
The Showreel Course boasts a long list of locally and internationally recognised actors that continue to find great success within the industry.

Some members of our Showreel Course alumni include Adam Demos (UnReal, Sex/Life), Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1&2), Sam Webb (Neighbours, Survivor), Nathaniel Buzolic (The Vampire Diaries, Hacksaw Ridge), Matt Levett (A Place To Call Home), Andy Whitfield (Spartacus), Tabrett Bethel (Legend Of The Seeker, Misstresses), George Houvardas (Packed To The Rafters), Ed Kavalee (Radio & TV Host), Claire Scott (Packed To The Rafters, Back To The Rafters), Christian Clark (Gabriel, Home and Away), India Rose Madderom (Rake), Valentino Del Toro (Fools Gold), Casper Nolan-Evans (Catching Milat), Nicole Miller (Singer & Performer) amongst its high profile students and graduates.

Showreel Course students have also scored roles in Underbelly, Crownies, Packed To The Rafters and countless TV Commercials while currently studying at Screenwise.

Students who fit the casting brief and who are not represented by an Agent are submitted for professional TVC’s and small speaking roles whilst currently studying at Screenwise as we believe that networking and industry experience while studying is beneficial to raising students profiles.

How is Screenwise managing in-studio classes during Covid-19?

Screenwise is taking all appropriate measures to comply with the advice issued by the NSW Department of Health when our classes resume in studio. This includes the implementation of physical-distancing practices, ongoing hygiene solutions, and health monitoring procedures as part of our Covid-safe plan. If you require any further information regarding the practices that Screenwise is adopting on site during Covid-19, please feel free to contact info@screenwise.com.au or call 9281 4484. 

Have anymore questions you think would be useful for this blogpost? Email the team at Screenwise via info@screenwise.com.au

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