Part-Time Six-Month Acting for Film

Part-Time Six-Month Acting for Film

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? MetFilm 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.

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OVERVIEW

Part-Time Six-Month Acting for Film

The Six-Month Part-Time Acting for Film is a practical and intensive course for students who are looking to build skills to produce powerful on-screen performances.

While this course is suitable for beginners, we do require a CV and a showreel where possible to demonstrate your acting. If you are unable to provide this, we ask that you provide a monologue or ‘piece to camera’ as part of your application.


WHY TAKE THE COURSE?

The Six-Month Part-Time Acting for Film gives students the opportunity to take part in several exercises filmed by a professional crew and edited by a professional editor. Students will examine how to get the most out of rehearsals, explore the casting process and become familiar with the filmmaking process.

Part-Time Six-Month Acting for Film is designed to improve the understanding, knowledge, and practice in the following core areas:

  • The broad areas of work available for an actor  
  • The core techniques in demand within the fast-evolving media industry  
  • Industry practice through hands-on exercises  
  • How to analyse a script to enrich and deepen your performance  
  • Develop your understanding of the technical skills relevant to screen acting  
  • How to improve your confidence performing in front of the camera 
  • On set practices and the relationship with the crew  
  • How physicality and voice inform screen acting   

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Students will explore the following key areas during the Part-Time Six-Month Acting for Film course:

Subtext in Acting – Theory and Practice. Address what subtext is and how it influences a performance will enhance a student’s understanding of performance tools and obstacles.

Script Analysis and Performance. Students will address how to break down a scene into story beats.

Rehearsal. Students examine how to get the most from rehearsals and be able to put into practice techniques such as improvisation, speaking out an interior monologue and rehearsing the script beat by beat.  

Filmmaking Skills. Students learn about the filmmaking process to understand its stages in broad terms. You will also learn the names and functions of all principal crew members.

Casting and Audition. Students examine the casting process and how to prepare for an audition.

Filmed Scenes. Students will take part in several filmed exercises. 

The Course Outline below describes the key craft areas and skills you will cover during your course.


Dates & Prices

  • 6 October 2021 — 13 April 2022
  • 27 April 2022 — 5 October 2022
  • Price

    £4,500

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: While this course is suitable for beginners, we do require a CV and showreel where possible in order to demonstrate your acting potential. If you are unable to provide this, we ask that you provide a monologue or ‘piece to camera’ as part of your application. For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk or give us a call: +44 20 8280 9119

    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 info@metfilmschool.co.uk 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 on 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 info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Six Months, Part-Time.

  • Price

    £4,500

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: While this course is suitable for beginners, we do require a CV and showreel where possible in order to demonstrate your acting potential. If you are unable to provide this, we ask that you provide a monologue or ‘piece to camera’ as part of your application. For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk or give us a call: +44 20 8280 9119

    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 info@metfilmschool.co.uk 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 on 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 info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Six Months, Part-Time.


WHY METFILM SCHOOL?

  • Based in the world-famous Ealing Studios. MetFilm School is based within Ealing Studios, along with numerous other companies and businesses. Our location creates a great screen industry context for the School but does not bring access to shoots or other studio activities. Watch our London Campus Tour
  • Occasionally opportunities do arise for our students which are advertised through our career’s advice department, MetFilm Futures. MetFilm School does have its own studio space; Stage 5 – which is mostly used by those studying on our MA 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. 
  • Award-winning MetFilm School’s tutors are working screen professionals – TV and film directors, producers, screenwriters, editors, animators and other industry specialists with numerous awards, including BAFTA, Emmy and Oscar nominations. 
  • ConnectedThrough working closely with our sister companies MetFilm Productionand MetFilm Sales, we better integrate our students into the world of creative media. These provide our students with work placements, graduate employment and master classes with industry professionals. 
  • Recognised quality.  Our outstanding academic credentialsare recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and ScreenSkills Select.

Frequently Asked Questions

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