YAFTA, a renowned and reputable acting academy based in the UK has expanded internationally with the launch of their exclusive Acting for Screen Online Diploma programme in Dubai.
The one-year programme is an online adaption of their prestigious Acting for Screen Diploma taught in the UK and is specifically aimed at adults who are new to screen acting.
The YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma: Online Interactive Delivery, is a part-time course that can take you from beginner to professional actor within 12 months. If you’ve never acted before, or only trained in theatre performance, this course is an ideal training opportunity.
The digital course has been developed to fit around your existing family and work commitments and includes two contact sessions per week. Taught entirely online by qualified, UK based acting tutors and industry professionals, you will be equipped with the acting skills, knowledge and industry insight that you need to make it as a professional screen actor.
The diploma is taught by tutors who trained at the world’s leading drama schools including RADA, LAMDA, Central School of Speech and Drama, ALRA and LIPA, as well as industry professionals currently working in the acting industry.
YAFTA founder and managing director, Charlotte Armitage said: “There is so much excitement around Dubai when it comes to the film and tv industry, especially the untapped talent here. It seemed that the perfect location to expand internationally to. I’m looking forward to offering our specialist training to those who have the potential and desire to work towards a career as a professional screen actor.
YAFTA graduates have appeared in iconic TV programmes including Game of Thrones, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale, Holby City, Casualty, Killing Eve, Happy Valley, All Creatures Great and Small, - the list in endless and just keeps growing.”
The Academy’s first online diploma launched in April this year with a cohort of students from around the globe including the UK, Australia and Jamaica. Marlena Kelli, (51) who recently started the online diploma course said:
“The first session of the course was amazing. It’s a great mix of people and really inspiring. I can’t wait to get my teeth into it.”
“Our approach at YAFTA is like no other, we focus on the experiential elements of acting training and industry knowledge as well as providing a solid education in the skill of acting. We support students in developing the psychological and emotional resilience required to succeed in this industry.”
The course is taught in a modular fashion and will involve students completing work outside of the online sessions. Students will qualify for student Equity membership and student member of the Royal Television Society (RTS).
YAFTA Talent Agency is an award winning, PMA registered agency, which represents professional screen actors and social media influencers. Students who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to be represented by YAFTA.
The Dubai programme will launch in June 2021. Entry is via audition only and applications can be made at www.yaftainternational.com