Screen Acting Diploma
AUSTRALIA'S VERY FIRST 2 YEAR FULL-TIME DIPLOMA OF SCREEN ACTING
AUSTRALIA'S VERY FIRST 2 YEAR FULL-TIME DIPLOMA OF SCREEN ACTING
This Program covers the full spectrum of skills training needed to produce a high calibre and professional screen actor.
We are all well aware of how hard the film industry is and it's getting harder all the time. Work is scarce and highly competitive. Budgets are low, schedules are tight and producers not only need talented actors, they also need technically efficient ones. Screenwise and the industry saw a drastic necessity for acting schools to look beyond just the creative side to the actor's craft and see the big picture. Hence the Screenwise Diploma of Screen Acting.
Applicants for the 2 Year full-time Diploma in Screen Acting must be 18 years of age or close to it at commencement date. Applications open 31st of August and close on the 15th of November each year. Call backs are in December. Late applications are accepted subject to availability and will attract a $20 late application fee.
The Diploma of Screen Acting is a 2 Year Full-time intensive creative and technical screen acting program that covers everything connected to the film and television industry from extended acting methods and techniques, screen combat, green screen, movement and voice for screen, various dialects including standard American, right through to developing relationships with producers, directors, agents and casting directors. Successful applicants will also work intimately with Australia's new up and coming directors from the Sydney Film School and AFTRS. Based on the "Roberts Method" the Diploma 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 meet the demands of today's film industry.
The 2013 intake of the Screenwise 2 Year Full-time Diploma will commence in February 2013. Applications open in August 2012 and Call Back Auditions will commence in December 2012.
The Screen Acting Diploma comprises of 14 Units of Core Subjects and 1 Elective. The normal duration of this course is 1380 contact tuition hours delivered over a 2 year full time program.
Screenwise Diploma students undergo two years of full-time comprehensive creative and technical training. Not only are our Diploma graduates talented, they are completely comfortable on set and on screen, and highly skilled in all facets of production and post production.
The Screenwise 2 Year Full-time Diploma runs over 20 hours per week for two years and is for actors who wish to seek a Diploma in Screen Acting and prepare for and participate in the major INDUSTRY SHOWCASE. During this Industry Showcase Presentation, students perform live on stage in a theatrical production and their final year film is also screened at the presentation. Students are then introduced to the Industry invited Directors, Producers, Agents and Casting Consultants afterwards in a social environment.
Along with this INDUSTRY SHOWCASE, students will also receive a VETAB Accredited Diploma, a professionally produced and directed film together with a professionally produced and directed Showreel on completion. Students Showreels, headshots and CV's are also presented to the Industry invited Guests at the Industry Showcase.
During the program, Students are exposed to a screen acting process that will meet professional demands of the Industry. The Full-time Program has been constructed in such a way that students will receive the most advanced and important acting theories, and professional industry advice available today which include; The Roberts Method, Hayes Gordon Method, Laban, Meisner, Stanislavski and Mamet. Assessments will be conducted in a simulated studio production environment, through performance, self-assessment, reflection and written tasks. These strategies and techniques will integrate and work alongside the students' technical training allowing them to form a workable, effective professional approach to any screen acting demand.
THE FIRST YEAR...SCREEN PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT & TECHNICAL DEMANDS
Screenwise was established over twelve years ago to provide specialist, career-focused training in acting for film & television by employing the crème de la crème of industry professionals - award-winning technicians, actors, directors & casting consultants who are articulate and inspirational teachers and due to the fact that the Diploma students are exposed to these industry heavyweights intimately on a regular basis providing rare networking opportunities, is why Screenwise has become Australia's leading film and television school for actors.
THE CURRICULUM: is a demanding and inspiring process of discovery on -
• Opening the channels of communication,
• Using camera and screen terminology,
• Shot composition, coverage, lighting,
• Cheating, movement, hitting marks,
• Script continuity, prop continuity,
• Developing the voice and spatial awareness,
• Principal personnel,
• Production and post production personnel,
• Lines of authority
Equidistant to the above, is the creative exploration of the art of acting for screen
• Screen Script Analysis (which includes The Hollywood Three Act Structure)
• Screen Acting Methods and Techniques,
• Emotional continuity,
• Actions in Action,
• Various Accents,
• Characterisation and Adjustments,
• Scene Work.
This course is specifically designed for screen, therefore all class work is explored and performed on camera guided by award winning professional practitioners.
THE SECOND YEAR...... SCREEN REFINEMENT & INDUSTRY INTEGRATION
With foundation skills in place, the final year will concentrate on refining screen acting techniques and exploring the post-production and technical demands of a Screen Actor. Showbusiness is exactly that, a business - so in this final year, skills will be attained in promoting and self-marketing through various avenues. In preparation for the students graduation and introduction to the industry, Students will also work intensively on the audition process with some of Australia's top casting directors and with the actors union (MEAA) on contracts and negotiations.
Theatre is also introduced at this time to prepare students for the stage performance at the Industry Showcase presentation. Together with their professionally produced showreel, students will also deliver a short film ranging from 7 to 30 minutes. This final year film which is professionally produced, directed and shot on location will be submitted to numerous film festivals.
• Voice for Screen,
• Screen Combat
• Audition Technique,
• Extended Acting Techniques
• ADR (Additional Dialogue Replacement)
• CGI (Green Screen)
• Thru Line Continuity,
• Film and Showreel Shoot,
• Theatre Development,
• The Business of Acting, (type casting, aesthetics, marketing and promotion, budgets, finance, tax)
• Presenting (Elective),
• Comedy (Elective)
• Industry Showcase Presentation with Casting Consultants, Directors, Producers and Agents.
Screenwise is committed to producing Screen Actors of the highest international caliber. Professional actors who understand the importance of their profession and the responsibility that comes with it. Professional actors who carry with them the social commitment to use their formidable skills of acting in such a way that the world has been left a little better for their efforts.
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