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Screen Actors Studio - Audition

Discover. Create. Transform.


Develop your vocal, physical and imaginative dexterity as you develop self-assurance in relating to the camera, with the support and direction from core tutors.

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive advice regarding personal technique development, further study options and professional opportunities.

Course components

Term one

Instrument work: Develop vocal and physical presence specifically for the screen. Extend vocal range and freedom, and explore how physical action informs character objectives.

Imagination and relationship to camera: Develop spontaneity in performance through impulse work. Apply vocal, physical and acting technique to improvised and scripted scenes performed to camera.

Term two

Performance for visual storytelling: Explore and apply appropriate acting techniques for screen under the direction of an industry professional.

Characterisation and screen presence: Realise a character arc and employ a variety of acting techniques to develop a truthful and engaging performance. Explore ways to connect with audiences through the lens. Rehearse and shoot contemporary scene work.

Term three

Applied instrument work: Learn and apply an American accent to text. Utilize physical impulses to create spontaneous performance on screen.

Style and genre: Explore range in a variety of genres including comedy and drama. Shoot international scene work in onsite locations.

Term four

Advanced acting exercises and solo work to camera: Explore challenging contemporary acting processes and learn how to embody technique in solo performance work.

Screen tests and castings: Refine the skills required to approach both prepared scenes and cold reads. Respond to casting briefs and work toward meeting industry expectations.


  • Interpret a range of scripts for performance
  • Develop truthful characterisation
  • Collaborate effectively with others to create dynamic scenework
  • Embrace the technical demands of an actor
  • Confidently deliver screen test materials
  • Form productive relationships with a director and crew

Term dates 2018

Saturdays, 11am–5pm

Term 1: 10 Feb–7 Apr
Term 2: 5 May–23Jun
Term 3: 28 Jul–15 Sep
Term 4: 20 Oct–15 Dec

Melbourne and Brisbane
Term 1: 3 Feb–25 Mar
Term 2: 5 May –23 Jun
Term 3: 28 Jul–15 Sep
Term 4: 20 Oct–15 Dec

Note: There will also be a mid-year intake of this course.




The course fee is $4,550 payable in four instalments.
A separate audition fee of $35 will be charged.

Important information

  • Please read our cancellation and transfer policy.
  • Please see the PDF attachment below for audition preparation information.
  • Please bring a CV outlining your interests and any past experience or training.
  • Please bring a passport style photo of yourself – this will be used for identification purposes only when the panel are making their decisions.

Audition information

Entry to the Screen Actors Studio is by audition only. For further details about the audition/interview please download the PDF found under Additional Information below.

Audition dates 2017

Sat 9 Dec 201710am OR 2pm
Sat 13 Jan 10am OR 2pm

Mid-year intake
Sat 30 Jun 10am OR 2pm

Sat 16 Dec 2017 10am OR 2pm
Sat 13 Jan 10am OR 2pm

Mid-year intake
Sat 30 Jun 10am OR 2pm

Sat 16 Dec 2017 10am OR 2pm
Sat 13 Jan 10am OR 2pm

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list

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