Adult Intensive/Professional Actor Training Course

Adult Film and TV Acting/Showreel Making Class (block 4, 2017)

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BLOCK 4, 2017

Block 4 of the Professional Actor Training Course offers:

  • the Film and TV/Showreel Making course (listed on this page below).

BLOCK 1, 2018

In Block 1 of 2018 we are offering the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Performance course – see the Adult Intensive Performance Class page for details.

Block 4: Film and TV Acting/Showreel Making Class

This is a weekly course – offered in Block 4, 2017 – where you will learn the skills of film and TV acting. Each student will be given a scene and a monologue to work on through the course, and have the opportunity to watch his/her work on camera and receive constructive feedback throughout the weeks. There will also be the opportunity to meet with industry professionals (casting consultants and/or agents) who will visit later in the course to give feedback to participants and answer questions about the industry.

You will be guaranteed of very thorough training in the techniques of acting for camera. For those who are interested (and this is not compulsory), there is the option of having your scene and monologue turned into a professional showreel for promotional purposes. We have a connection with a professional film editor who will do this for you at a very reasonable extra cost of around $250 plus gst. For a small extra charge, he will turn this showreel into an MP3 format which can be uploaded to the internet. You will then have your own link on the net to this showreel. You can then use it when approaching prospective agents and / casting consultants regarding professional work. Alternatively, it can be used when seeking roles in student films etc… to gain more experience.

The course is ideal for aspiring actors, however we also welcome those who are interested to learn more about the skills of Film and TV without necessarily wishing to become actors. The benefits of this course for aspiring actors need hardly be stressed. However, the course is invaluable for anyone who wants to learn more about how they come across to others. It is also suitable for those who simply wish to know more about the techniques of Film and TV acting and who are curious about the way the industry operates.

To view the past Film and TV success stories of students who began at our school, see our Students of Note page.

This course will also include a four-hour workshop (as part of the long day on 16 December) with Alison Telford – one of Australia’s leading casting directors. To read more about Alison’s background, visit the Alison Telford Casting website.


CLIFTON HILL (weekly classes): Council Street Studio, 3 Council Street, Clifton Hill – 10 minute walk from Clifton Hill Railway Station or 86 tram VIEW MAP

KEW (day-long workshop, Saturday 16 December): Blackbox Theatre, Preshil, The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School Senior Campus
26 Sackville St Kew. VIEW MAP


Michele Williams and Chris Connolly and selection of guest teachers, or similar professionals (see Guest teachers)

Dates and times

Block 4, 2017

Weekly on Tuesdays at Clifton Hill

Tuesday 24 October – Tuesday 19 December 2017 (no class on Tuesday 7 November, Melbourne Cup Day)

Times 7.15pm – 9.45pm

Plus Saturday 16 December. 11am–5pm at The Blackbox Theatre, 26 Sackville Street Kew (time for lunch will be provided). This day-long workshop will involve feedback to students and a discussion about how the industry works. It will have a question and answer session.


Block 4, 2017

Fees $545.50 inc GST (based on a fee of $21ph)

NB: This fee covers the actual course, but does not include the making and editing of a professional showreel. For participants who do want their work edited into a professional showreel, we can send you to a professional camera person/editor who charges approximately $250 plus GST)


Online via the Bookings page. When we have received your booking, we will get back to you with payment details.

Terms and conditions

A 50% deposit is required to secure your place in this course. The balance is due prior to the commencement of the course. Please note that once fees are paid we cannot offer refunds or discounts for missed classes, regardless of the circumstances.