AFTT - Advanced Diploma of Stage & Screen Acting

ACTING

Do you have a burning desire to tread the boards or nail the hero's scene on camera? This course provides an exciting and immersive way of learning the core principles of acting for film, theatre and television, giving you a diverse range of skills and the confidence to succeed.

AFTT’s Professional Actor training provides an exciting and immersive pathway into your professional career as an actor for film, theatre and television. The Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses include AFTT’s unique accredited Units of Competency, which were developed to meet the specific demands and nuance of the actor in the contemporary Performing Arts Industry.

The systems taught at AFTT involve unique and dynamic processes of learning that will equip you with a robust and logical pathway to producing physical and emotional performance. This training is the only kind in the country that fuses the psychology of acting with an approach to moving and embodying the character for both stage and screen. This method combines the best of the Eric Morris system and Meyerhold BioMechanics as well as elements of other International techniques to give you an award-winning solution adaptable for stage and screen.

Collaborations between actors and film makers create a dynamic and multi-disciplinary approach to learning and AFTT’s partnership with the iconic Belvoir Street Theatre ensures that our institution remains at the leading edge of the theatre industry.

 

So what are you waiting for? 

Master acting for all platforms; Theatre, Film & Television for maximum career opportunity

Work with on-campus student filmmakers, producers, directors & stage managers for collaboration & networking

Effective acting techniques incl. the Eric Morris System & Meyerhold BioMechanics

Perform in professional theatres incl. Belvoir for which AFTT is Education Partner

Actor Graduates Master - March 1st 2016
AFTT Production
Last Days of Judas 2015 Production
Spring Awakening Grad Play 2016
Double Bill
Joseph K 2015 Production
Brothers
Joseph K 2015 Production
Lucky 2015 Production
Joseph K 2015 Production
Breaking Bad
Judas 2015 Production
Last Days of Judas 2015 Production
Joseph K 2015 Production
Last Days of Judas 2015 Production
The Place Beyond the Pines
Lucky 2015 Production
Lucky 2015 Production
Gavin Christensen
Jordan
Lucky 2015 Production
Lucky 2015 Production
AFTT Voice Class
Love Hate
On-Campus Collaboration
Spring Awakening Grad Play 2016
Last Days of Judas 2015 Production
Slut: The Play 2015 Production
Slut: The Play 2015 Production
Slut: The Play 2015 Production
AFTT Movement Class
AFTT Actors
Spring Awakening Grad Play 2016
AFTT Actors
Meow Warm Up
Creative Play
Creative Play
Double Bill 2016
Creative Play
AFTT Actors Photoshoot
Creative Play
AFTT Actors Photoshoot
Hopscotch
Jarryd
Lucky 2015 Production
Stalker Production Actors
Stalker Production
AFTT Actors
Zemma

 

CUA51015 DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

Entry Requirements: Successful completion of audition and interview
Pre-requisites: NIL

AFTT's Diploma of Screen & Media incorporates AFTT accredited Units of Competency, which makes this diploma the only one of its kind in Australia. The 15 units which comprise this course guide students through the core principles of acting, creative play, movement and voice for stage, film and television. These skills are then integrated throughout the course into dynamic screen and theatre productions from theatre classics to contemporary film scene work. AFTTs unique Actor as Film Maker project integrates acting technique with the language of film, allowing each student to develop their unique screen aesthetic as performers and film makers. 

Tier 1: The Actors Instrument into Theatre Performance - Tier 1 introduces the core skills of acting, voice, movement and creative play to free and develop the actor’s instrument, as well as providing supporting knowledge in the areas of Workplace Health and Safety, research and analysis as it applies to the actor and industry operations and processes. 
Students then apply these core skills and supporting knowledge to a Small Theatre Company Production in which they perform to a public audience in a fully equipped theatre space. 
Learning and assessment takes place in a range of studio based class activities, lectures and performance projects.

Tier 2: The Actor’s Craft into Stage and Screen Productions - Tier 2 extends the core instrument skills of acting and introduces performance craft, allowing the student to refine their acting skills to meet the obligations of text and the requirements of performance as it applies to both theatre and screen. Through the application of supporting production skills such as developing storylines for film, directing performers and meeting production requirements the students then complete AFTTs unique Actor as Film Maker project integrating acting technique with the language of film, allowing each student to develop their unique screen aesthetic as performers and film makers

CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

GRADUATES MAY FIND EMPLOYMENT WITH

Upon graduation you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to navigate a career within the performing arts industry. Previous graduates have enjoyed success in both theatre and screen with many gaining employment with theatre companies such as; Belvoir St. Theatre, The Sydney Theatre Company, Sport For Jove as well as numerous independent production houses. On screen our graduates have worked all over the world with guest and lead roles in film and television, as well as gaining recognition through peer awards. Most recent television credits include Underbelly, House Husbands, Sea Patrol and a raft of local and international television and film productions. 

In the independent theatre and film scene our graduates have enjoyed critical and commercial success working as actors, directors and producers across countless theatre and film productions.

AFTT actors are highly skilled and prepared to step confidently into the performing arts industry.

SPECIFIC ROLES MAY INCLUDE

Film actor
Television actor
Theatre actor
Voice-over artist for film or radio
Computer-Generated (CGI) or animation character actor

Motion-capture actor
Music theatre performer
Television commercial actor
Live entertainment performer

 

CUA60615 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

Entry Requirements: Successful completion of application interview
Pre-requisites: Successful completion of AFTT’s CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media in the industry focus of ACTING

Following the successful completion of AFTT’s Diploma of Screen and Media in the Industry focus of Acting, the student is invited to apply for admission into AFTT’s Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media. Credit transfer is then applied to successful applicants, allowing them to complete one further year of training to be awarded their Advanced Diploma.

AFTT's Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media incorporates AFTT accredited Units of Competency, which makes this Advanced Diploma the only one of its kind in Australia. The 16 units which comprise this course extend the skills and knowledge developed throughout the Diploma and prepare students to enter the industry as independent and highly skilled professional working artists.

Tier 3: Extending the Actor’s process
The aim of Tier 3 is to extend the instrument and craft techniques developed in Tier 1and 2 in order to be applied across Showreel and Heightened Language productions.
Tier 3 begins by applying the skills developed in the Actor as Filmmaker Project to the production of a professional showreel project. These scenes will be shot on location and will form a part of your Industry portfolio in preparation for your graduation.
Core instrumental skills of voice, movement and theatre craft will be further developed to build a robust theatrical stamina in preparation for your Heightened Language performance project.

Tier 4: The Professional Actor at work
Tier 4 allows for the application of the skills and knowledge developed throughout Tiers 1, 2 and 3, to be applied to Professional Projects and productions. This final Tier is a mechanism for the student to step into the industry and bridge the gap between acting school and the professional actor at work.
The graduate play project involves rehearsing with a professional theatre director on a play production to be performed across a season of shows. This project allows the student to navigate their process while working with an external Director who works within industry protocols and expectations. 
The final project of the course allows for the application of supporting skills and knowledge in the areas of industry processes, entrepreneurial skills, creativity and innovation to the final project of the course, The Actor as Creator project. This project allows the individual artist to develop their own voice and aesthetic as a creator. The student works on a project of their choosing which may involve, live performance, multi-media or other art forms. These projects are then curated through a submission process, where students adapt and amend their project to fit within a “festival style” on campus arts event.

CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

GRADUATES MAY FIND EMPLOYMENT WITH

Upon graduation you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to navigate a career within the performing arts industry. Previous graduates have enjoyed success in both theatre and screen with many gaining employment with theatre companies such as; Belvoir St. Theatre, The Sydney Theatre Company, Sport For Jove as well as numerous independent production houses. On screen our graduates have worked all over the world with guest and lead roles in film and television, as well as gaining recognition through peer awards. Most recent television credits include Underbelly, House Husbands, Sea Patrol and a raft of local and international television and film productions. 

In the independent theatre and film scene our graduates have enjoyed critical and commercial success working as actors, directors and producers across countless theatre and film productions.

AFTT actors are highly skilled and prepared to step confidently into the performing arts industry.

SPECIFIC ROLES MAY INCLUDE

Film actor
Television actor
Theatre actor
Voice-over artist for film or radio
Computer-Generated (CGI) or animation character actor

Motion-capture actor
Music theatre performer
Television commercial actor
Live entertainment performer

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

You learn lots of different techniques – the Morris technique helps you become emotionally available and accessible, but you also get to study movement and voice...

Alana Birtles | AFTT Alumni

You owe it to yourself and to the art that's inside you – you have to honour that will and that drive. Attending AFTT has allowed me to honour that, and that's really rewarding.

Campbell Briggs | AFTT Alumni

AFTT is very proactive in inviting agents, casting agents, industry professionals to our events, which has been fantastic. It feels like a family

Gav Fenwick | AFTT Alumni

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