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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:
  • Acting for Film
  • Acting Techniques
  • Voice and Movement
  • Business of Acting
  • Introduction to Film
  • Filmcraft
  • Speech
  • 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:
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Creative Portfolio
  • Statement of Purpose
  • A Formal Interview Process

Additional Acting Program Offerings at NYFA Australia




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

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, using original scripts that they will write and edit. 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

  CUAWRT601 - Write scripts, CUADRT601 - Establish the creative vision for screen productions
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. In this subject, students will review and interpret scripts from large-scale productions and examine case studies of recent successful television pilots/sitcoms/web series. Every two students will then proceed to write their own original five page web series pilot, as well as create a complete creative vision for the web pilot to be shot in the following semester.
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Advanced Speech

  CUADRT501 - Direct rehearsals of performers
In this subject, students will undertake an in-depth study of directing one another in rehearsals where they study and practice dialects specific to the scenes they have chosen to perform. Students will create a comprehensive production plan, as well as conduct read-throughs and rehearsals, all culminating with directing a final scene. Students will explore vocal characterisations and dialects before learning the skills in professional vocal evaluation and direction of performers to enhance their own knowledge and practice.
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Advanced Technique and Scene Study I

  CUAPPR605 - Evolve ideas for professional creative work, 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 the pilot they created in Advanced Acting for Film I and will film in Advanced Acting for Film II. 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

  CUAPRF501 - Refine Performance Technique
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 the original web series that they wrote the previous semester in Advanced Acting For Film I.
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Advanced Business of Acting

  CUAPRF503 - Prepare for Performances in a Competitive Environment, CUAPPR603 - Engage in the business of creative practice, CUAIND601 - Work professionally in the creative arts industry
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
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 theatrical production that will be open to the public and industry professionals.
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Editing

  CUADRT605 - Collaborate with editors during post-production
In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of post-production by editing both the web series they filmed in Advanced Acting For Film I, as well as a showreel of the best footage from all of the material they’ve filmed throughout their Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. 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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