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, industry focused 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 $400.

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: Coming in 2019 (Dates TBC)
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.
Cost: 
$400 early bird (20% discount) 
$500 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

Tutor: Kate teaches The Eric Morris System at AFTT. She is a graduate of ACTT’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 playoffsThe Tempest directed by John O'Hare; The Happy House Show directed by Kate Gaul; Other Times with Judy Farr; and A Midsummer Night's Dream, under Anna Volska. 

 

 

 

Audition Preparation 

Duration: 6 Week Short Course

Dates: Coming in 2019 (dates TBC)
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.
Cost: 
$400 early bird (20% discount) 
$500 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
  • Understanding what an audition panel may look for

Tutor: Winston Cooper is an MFA graduate from QUT. With 20 years professional acting experience, he has performed in Major, Indie & Regional theatres and companies across Australia & NZ. He has also filmed Television & Feature Film roles, screened nationally & internationally, including receiving best actor recognition at international festivals.   

Winston has taught & directed aspiring actors for over 10 years. It is his personal goal to see actors flourish.  He has an inherent passion to empower artists in their technique, and, in understanding what makes them tick as an artist. He looks to inspire dynamic, honest & thoroughly developed performances, across film & theatre, as well as addressing the welfare of the actor on & off the stage.

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