Part-Time Foundation in Acting for Film

Part-Time Foundation in Acting for Film

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? Met Film School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience.

Receive a 10% Early Bird Discount on all our short courses, when you book six months ahead of the course start date.



Part-Time Foundation in Acting for Film 

  • Part-time 12-week course (Tuesdays 7pm-10pm)
  • Equips you with the technical skills relevant to film acting
  • Builds a foundation in script analysis and performance
  • Teaches you how to project confidence in front of the camera
  • Covers clowning, improvisation and physical movement
  • Suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required


Part-Time Foundation in Acting for Film is a twelve-week course for students who are interested in taking an acting course but require a part-time schedule. It allows you to explore what it takes to act for camera and decide about the next steps in your career or studies.

  • Learn specific techniques to project confidence, improve physical movement and deliver believable performance in front of the camera
  •  Discover the use and purpose of subtext in performance
  • Enhance your understanding of performance tools and obstacles, whilst evaluating your choices as an actor when addressing script material
  • Find out how to break down a scene into story beats and be able to define terms such as ‘through the line’ and ‘spine’
  • Develop an appreciation of how the process of analysis can improve your performance
  • Examine how to get the most from your rehearsals and be able to put into practice techniques such as improvisation, speaking out an interior monologue and rehearsing the script beat by beat



  • Improvisation
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Subtext – what is it and how can it be used
  • Tools to improve a performance – subtext, facts, objectives and obstacles
  • Discussing the ‘choices’ facing an actor in a scene
  • How a good script analysis can improve a performance
  • Applying the results of the analysis to a performance
  • How to break down a story into story beats
  • Be able to define the terms ‘through-line’ and ‘spine’
  • Clowning techniques
  • Techniques to improve physical movement
  • Improvisation workshops
  • How staging can chance the story of a scene
  • How action reveals character details
  • Know how set etiquette works
  • Rehearsal techniques to improve performance in a filmed scene
  • Using your newly acquired skills during your performance in a filmed scene
  • Review and analysis of rushes
  • How to move to the next stage of your acting career

Dates & Prices

  • 15 September 2020 — 1 December 2020
  • UK/EEU Students


    International Students



    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: The course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However, in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact or give us a call: +44 20 8280 9119

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate a first-come, first-served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email

    Duration: Twelve Weeks, Part-Time, Tuesdays 7pm-10pm


  • Situated and based in the world-famous Ealing Studios. Ealing Studios is a professional film and television production environment and MetFilm School is based inside this space, along with numerous other companies and businesses. Being on the lot creates a great screen industry context for the School but does not bring access to shoots or other studio activities. Occasionally opportunities do arise for our students and these are advertised through our student opportunity department, MetFilm Futures.
    MetFilm School does have its own studio space – Stage 5 – which is mostly used by those studying on our Post Graduate Cinematography course. It is also accessible on a case by case basis to students shooting films and other kinds of project but has to be booked in advance.
    Regarding the main studios, we expect all students to be courteous, professional and respectful while they are on the lot. For obvious reasons, they cannot enter sets or professional productions freely.
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  • Award-winning tutors and guest speakers. All our tutors and guest speakers are working screen professionals with numerous industry awards and nominations, including BAFTAs, Emmys and Oscars. Learn more about our tutors and guest speakers
  • Part of the industry. Through working closely with our sister companies Met Film Production and Met Post, we better integrate our students into the world of creative media. Met Film businesses provide our students with work placements, graduate employment and master classes with industry professionals. Find out more
  • Recognised quality. Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Creative SkillSet. Find out more.
  • Leading the industry. As the fastest growing film school in the UK we are proud of our innovative approach with a strong focus on new media and platforms, which is delivered throughout all our courses


Frequently Asked Questions

We have collated much of the useful information we are often asked about on our Frequently Asked Questions page.