Acting Short Courses - AFTT

Acting Short Courses

Acting Short Courses

Accelerate your acting skills with a 6 week short course. AFTT is proud to offer a new series of short courses aimed at providing high quality vocational education for young and mature adults. Explore the art of the Eric Morris technique or even learn how to nail an audition! Expand your knowledge, explore new skills and take the big step forward in your career. Courses begin from $320..

Short courses at AFTT are a great option for you to get a taster in broadening your skills in a specific area of study.Get involved with AFTT Tutors and like-minded professionals who share the same interests as you in a fun and creative environment. You'll have access to great facilities so you can really get hands-on. 

Certification: All attendees are to be presented with a Certificate of Participation at the conclusion of the short course. You will receive an AFTT branded tote bag to be filled with merchandise and information about upcoming short courses, AFTT events and productions - Included in the price.

AFTT short courses do not form part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Eric Morris Technique: Acting Instrument 

Duration: 6 Week Short Course

Dates: Thursday nights 6:00pm – 9:00pm. September 7th – October 12th. 
Description: Eric Morris is one of the most influential acting teachers in the world. The author of such books as; Being and Doing, Irreverent Acting and No Acting Please, Morris’s work has influenced actors such as; Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp and many others. In this course students will learn the principles of the Morris technique and how these are used to create the unique AFTT system of actor training.
Pre requisite: No pre requisite for this course. However, you must complete this workshop to advance to the Eric Morris: Acting for Camera Short Course.
$320 early bird (20% discount) 
$400 full price

Topics covered: 

•         Freeing the actor
•         Working through creative and performance blocks
•         Connecting personally to character
•         “Being” rather than “acting”
•         Performing organically and without tension

This course will be taught by:

Kate Hankin who teaches The Eric Morris System at AFTT. She is a graduate of AFTT's Advanced Diploma of Stage and Screen: Acting and studied at NIDA's Young Actors Studio. She spent two years training directly under Eric and Susana Morris in Los Angeles and returns to the States regularly. Screen appearances include the feature film While We Were, directed by Robert Roa, and I Rock on ABC. Theatre credits include: The Griffin Theatre playoffs; The Tempest directed by John O'Hare; The Happy House Show directed by Kate Gaul; Other Times with Judy Farr; A Midsummer NIght's Dream, under Anna Volska.


Audition Preparation

Duration: 4 Week Short Course

Date: Thursday Nights 6:00pm – 9:00pm, September 7th – September 28th.
Description: This course works to develop the students audition technique, for both industry and drama school auditions. Students will develop a strong and reliable process for successful auditions from choosing material right through to performance.  
$200 early bird (20% discount)
$250 full price

Topics covered:

  • Casting type and how to choose audition pieces
  • Dealing with performance anxiety
  • Creating performance choices for your audition
  • Taking direction in an audition
  • Understand what an audition panel may look for in your audition

This course will be taught by Winston Cooper.

Winston is an MFA graduate from Queensland University of Technology. With 20 years' professional experience, he is an acclaimed performer who has trodden the boards in major, indie and regional theatres across Australia and New Zealand. He has also filmed television and feature film roles screened nationally and internationally, and has been awarded Best Actor at a number of international festivals. 
Winston has an inherent passion to empower artists in their technique, and help them understand what makes them tick as an artist. He looks to inspire dynamic and honest performances, as well as addressing the welfare of the actor on and off the stage. He considers it his personal goal to see actors flourish.



Eric Morris Technique: Acting for Camera 

Duration: 6 Week Short Course

Dates: 2018 (Exact Dates to be announced)
Description: This course builds on the core principles of the Morris Technique through the AFTT system of actor training through the specific principles of performing in film. Students work in front of the camera from day one, working to create compelling and truthful performances in film.
Prerequisite: Eric Morris Technique: Acting Instrument (Short course)

Topics covered:

•         Releasing tension on camera
•         Actor audience relationship through the lens
•         Adjusting energy for film
•         Taking direction in film
•         Meeting performance obligations on set

Cost: $400 early bird (20% discount) $500 full price

Eric Morris Technique: Acting for Camera tickets will be released closer to the date.


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