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CUA60615 - ADVANCED DIPLOMA
of Screen and Media

Filmmaking

Acting for Film

Screenwriting

CUA51015 - DIPLOMA
of Screen and Media

Filmmaking

Acting for Film

Screenwriting

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CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media: Acting

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Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media: Acting for Film

OVERVIEW

"How to get into acting" is a question asked by many aspiring actors in Australia. As such, New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognised training program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focused on the craft and business of acting for film. Over the course of the two semesters of the program, students learn how to make the transition from acting on stage to acting in front of a camera.

After all, when it comes to acting in a film, television show, or web series, actors must contend with numerous distractions and challenges that might be new to them, from having numerous crew members scurry about the set, to collaborating with the director on his/her vision. Actors will learn that cultivating a performance on command is a skill that is not simply intuited. The acting classes offered at the New York Film Academy will give students the tools needed to address these challenges through “learning by doing.”

Students in Australia have the option of studying at NYFA Australia Gold Coast campus. NYFA Australia students study under the Academy's world-class faculty composed of professional actors who continue to work throughout the country, and world, in films and television shows. In addition, students take a wide range of acting classes designed to expose them to every facet of acting for film, while preparing them to achieve their professional goals upon completing the program.

In addition to their in-class instruction, students also receive extensive experience performing different roles through exercises in front of the camera, either through instructor-supervised acting workshops or by collaborating with film school students to work on original film projects, giving them real on-set experience that has earned our acting school a sterling reputation.

CUA60615 - ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA - ACTING FOR FILM: SUBJECTS

Students take a wide variety of acting classes, covering everything from the essentials of performing on in front of a camera, to performing on-stage for a live audience. Contact hours include in-class instruction as well as instructor-supervised workshops, where students gain hands-on experience learning tried and true techniques that will prepare them for the industry. All of this is done under the guidance of expert instructors who are active professionals in their fields.

CUA60615 - ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA - ACTING FOR FILM: PROJECTS

In addition to the acting program's coursework, students will complete a multitude of projects over the course of the program that help them develop professional-level skills, working on everything from short exercises to live stage production, and short film scene work. Students can expect to complete film projects that address the following ideas and concepts:

  1. Acting for Film
  2. Acting Techniques
  3. Voice and Movement
  4. Business of Acting
  5. Introduction to Film
  6. Filmcraft
  7. Speech
  8. Scene Study

CUA60615 - ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA - ACTING FOR FILM: PRE-REQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

Successful completion of the NYFA Australia CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media (coursework — acting focus) or equivalent.

CUA60615 - ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA - ACTING FOR FILM: APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested students are to submit the following, prior to attending a panel interview:

  1. Two Letters of Recommendation
  2. Creative Portfolio
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. A Formal Interview Process

Additional Acting Program Offerings at NYFA Australia


  1. CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media - Acting for Film
  2. Short-Term Acting for Film Workshops



Course Descriptions

Voice Acting
Advanced Acting for Film I
Advanced Speech
Advanced Technique and Scene Study I
New Media
Advanced Acting for Film II
Advanced Business of Acting
Advanced Technique and Scene Study II
Editing
Safety on Set – Credit transfer from Diploma

Voice Acting

 CUADRT602 - Audition and select performers, CUAWRT602 - Edit scripts
In this subject, students will audition actors for voice-overs, with a specific emphasis on voice-over for screen performances, animation and gaming, using original scripts that they will write and edit to showcase the variety of uses of the actor’s voice. They will work through a full audition process as writers, directors and performers. Not only will students learn all aspects of voice-over audition technique from conception through final realization, but they will also learn valuable voice–over performance techniques utilised throughout the industry. This includes audition and audition facilitation techniques, as well as script writing and editing techniques so that students can amend and finalise voice-over requirements in collaboration with clients, directors, and technical/production team members.
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Advanced Acting for Film I

  CUAPRF501 Refine performance technique
With the changing nature of the television industry, it is paramount that students understand modern trends in television production and learn how to generate their own work in this medium. Students will examine scripts in various genres and how the tropes of each genre affect performance technique. Students will also focus on a particular genre in preparation for their own TV Pilot to be filmed in the following semester.
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Advanced Speech

  CUAWRT601 Write scripts
In this subject, students will continue their exploration of accents and dialects and learn how writers assist the actor’s vocal choices by various scriptwriting techniques. Students will practice writing scripts that incorporate the recognition of euphemism, vernacular and emphasis that informs dialect and accent work.
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Advanced Technique and Scene Study I

  CUAPPR605 Evolve ideas for professional creative work (Core), BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
In Advanced Acting Techniques and Scene Study I students will compare, analyse, and take leadership over the performance practices they developed in the Diploma program. Students will identify the effectiveness of their current approach and the evolution of this work.

The selection of a classic text (e.g. Shakespeare, Molière) will provide a framework for students to research and sustain professional practices and identify areas of improvement. Students will explore and develop creative ideas for professional work, and learn how to optimise conditions for innovation in the work environment.
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New Media

  CUAPPM603 - Plan and manage film and media pre-production
In this course, students will create a comprehensive plan to manage the pre-production of a TV pilot with a provided script. They will develop comprehensive schedules, budgets, shot lists, prop and costume lists, character breakdowns, season arcs, and distribution plans, while working as intermediaries between producers, directors, managers, cast, and crew.
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Advanced Acting for Film II

  CUADRT601 Establish the creative vision for screen productions. CUADRT603 Direct screen production crews
In this course, students will take the next step in their performance skills by developing and delivering a fully realised performance in the production of a TV Pilot, including understanding the working of the production crew as an essential component of effective story-telling.
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Advanced Business of Acting

  CUAPRF503 - Prepare for Performances in a Competitive Environment, CUAPPR603 - Engage in the business of creative practice
In this course, students will prepare themselves to enter the professional world as actors. Through extensive audition technique practice and implementing professional work practices, students will prepare themselves to become working professionals in the entertainment industry.
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Advanced Technique and Scene Study II

  CUARES601 - Research and apply concepts of live performance practice, CUAIND601 Work professionally in the creative arts industry
In this class, students will combine a pursuit of a deeper knowledge of performance theory with a stronger understanding of the fundamental business practices of the creative arts industry. Students will research, analyse, rehearse, and eventually produce and perform a fully realised production that will be accessible to the public and industry professionals.
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Editing

 CUADRT605 - Collaborate with editors during post-production, CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions
In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of post-production by editing both the scenes they filmed in Advanced Acting For Film I. Students will be able to evaluate their performances from an editor’s lens, as well as develop their own editing skills and learn “hands on” the workings of post-production.
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