The Acting for Screen class is designed for more experienced actors to explore their craft in front of a camera in a focused and professional environment. Set in the Toni Higginbotham Casting Studios with industry camera equipment and lighting, you will learn to improve your on-camera technique and become more comfortable in real-life casting and filming situations. Students will explore scene analysis, creative choice making and learn how to empower themselves within the industry through awareness of their strengths.
As part of the course, one class is dedicated to learning the ins-and-outs of working in Hollywood including mastering the American accent. The program will culminate with a presentation of your work to casting director and SDS Director Toni Higginbotham, who will provide feedback on your work.
Our Acting for Screen course is on offer in each of our six terms. Our 2017 Term Dates are as follows:
Term 1| 30 January - 11 March
Term 2 | 27 March - 6 May
Term 3 | 22 May - 1 July
Term 4 | 17 July - 26 August
Term 5 | 11 September - 21 October
Term 6 | 6 November - 16 December
6 weeks. One class per week, 3 hours in duration. 6 classes in total*.
You can choose from one of the following timetabled sessions:
Monday nights | 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Thursday nights | 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Saturday afternoons: 2.30pm - 5.30pm
*For those students wanting to push themselves, there is the option to attend two or three timetabled sessions per week in which case, you'll be attending up to 18 classes in total. Considerable savings apply.
Upper Level, 57 Queens Street, Woollahara NSW 2025
$595 | One session a week
$795 | Two sessions a week
$1045 | Three sessions a week
Early-bird offers apply if you book up to two weeks before the start of the course.
Jeremy has nearly 20 years of performing, producing and teaching experience. He has appeared on stage and screen in many productions in Australia and the US. Recent credits include Janet King (Season 3), Jade Of Death, The Combination 2 (upcoming), 4 Minutes 12 Seconds, A Man With 5 Children and The Aliens. He also works as a voiceover artist and is the artistic director of Outhouse Theatre, which he founded in New York in 2006. He has been nominated twice for Sydney Theatre Awards.
Damian de Montemas
Damian started teaching acting to students in his final year at WAAPA. Whilst living in Melbourne filming of the Secret Life of Us, Damian worked extensively as a guest tutor. Damian has extensive experience in Television, Film and Theatre.
His recent credits include Hyde & Seek, Hounds of Love and Wolf Creek. Damian has a long list of TV and film credits including; Ready for This, ABC1 TV movie Carlotta, Somersault, Packed to the Rafters, Neighbours, Rescue Special Ops, Crownies, Cops: LAC. Wild Boys, All Saints, East West 101, Home and Away, Blue Heelers, Stingers and two of his most iconic roles. Firstly as Jason Kennedy in The Secret Life of Us and more recently in Brian Alexander in Underbelly.