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Certificate in Acting for Film (20-Week)

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This full-time course covers the core skills and industry insights that you’ll need to launch a career in acting, from voice and movement techniques to getting ready for castings and auditions. Ideal for those looking to retrain as an actor and build an enhanced understanding of on-set practices and the technical requirements.


Why Take the Course?

Why Take the Course?

The Full-Time Certificate in Acting for Film (20-Week) course provides a comprehensive introduction to the acting techniques in the fast-evolving media industry, covering a broad range of areas of working as an actor. Students will be expected to spend some time off campus going to auditions, meeting casting agents and networking.

  • Learn about the various job opportunities for an actor in today’s market, including acting and voice acting for film, radio and commercials.
  • Become familiar with the filmmaking process, understanding how to work with a film crew on set.
  • Receive introduction to motion capture, an innovative fast-growing area of filmmaking, which focuses on movement in the virtual world.
  • Study the fundamentals of combat movement, essential for action films.
  • Improve your vocal and physical expression and build an understanding of on-screen acting skills and technical aspects of the profession.
  • Participate in a shooting day with a professional film crew.

What you will study

What you will study

The following list is an overview of the topics and themes covered in the Certificate in Acting for Film. For more information, please download the course outline below.

Subtext in Acting – Theory and Practice

Students discover the use, purpose and influences of subtext in performance.

Storytelling in Acting

Address key questions such as what is a story? What makes a story interesting? What is a good script? And how you should set about choosing good roles.

Script Analysis and Performance

Learn how to break down a scene into story beats.


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.

Filmmaking Skills

Explore the filmmaking process and understand its stages in broad terms, as well as learning the names and functions of all principal crew members.

Voice and Movement

Sessions focus on voice and movement will develop physical presence and vocal expressiveness as a performer.

Advanced Core Acting Skills

The core acting skills and drawn from the Meisner techniques, Mast, Improvisation, Stanislavski and Clown.

Audition Workshop and Preparation

Sessions will prepare students for the different forms an audition can take and understand how to rehearse and perform an audition piece.

Dialect Workshop

Look at the details of accent and dialogue in order to expand performance capabilities and increase appeal for casting directors.

Portfolio Shoots

Students will take part in a series of portfolio shoots; scenes and monologues.


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for London

Minimum Age: 18 at the start of the course.

This course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

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.

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.

Duration and Location

  • Duration: 20 weeks of study over a 22-week period, Full-Time.
  • Location: MetFilm School Campus at Ealing Studios.

Application Information

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