ActUpNorth Leeds offers a new, modern, and innovative approach to actor training. We’ve remoulded tired and worn actor training methods to deliver a truly unique and contemporary approach fit for the modern industry. All students follow a stringently devised curriculum and undergo regular observation and monitoring to ensure their continued progress and development.
Our workshops cover a host of mediums and techniques, with a strong emphasis on ‘acting for camera’. The vast majority of sessions consist of working on TV scripts from productions that are currently being made or broadcast. Students also benefit from our state-of-the-art equipment and technology. After years of development, we’ve finally be able to roll out ‘multiACT’™ to our sites. ‘multiACT’™ is our bespoke technology developed for and by ActUpNorth to technically deliver an ‘acting for camera’ class like no other. ‘multiACT’™ works alongside our HD cameras allowing students to regularly view their performances back. This tool has proved incredibly useful in helping our students and tutors alike identify specific individual areas of on-going development.
Terms last for 12-16 weeks and are divided into three modules, each of which lasts for approximately four weeks. This means it is possible to join our programme at varying times throughout the year.
EXAMPLES OF WORK COVERED:
• Acting & Auditioning for TV Drama
• Acting & Auditioning for TV Commercials
• Advanced Audition Technique
• Breaking down a script
• Creating a Character
• Keeping it ‘Real’
• Acting for Film vs TV
• Acting for Period Drama
• Acting for Soap
• Acting for Screen vs. Acting for Stage
• Finding the Funny – approaches to comedy
• Realism & Naturalism
• The art of not acting
• Acting the moments
• Technicalities of Screen Acting
• Advanced Screen Technique
• The Business of The Business and your ‘brand’
• Showreel Preparation
• Finding an agent
• Achieving success with self-tapes
• The life of a professional actor
• Professional Practice
In addition to a regular tutor, students also get the valuable opportunity to work with a host of well-known, visiting industry experts including casting directors, agents, directors, and producers.
FEES: Classes are priced at £18 for 2 hours. This figure includes the cost of all additional guest tutor and professional practice classes. A fee of £72 is payable in advance every four weeks, though discounts are available for those wishing to pay for the whole term in advance.
COMMITMENT: The minimum commitment to study with ActUpNorth is one term.
WHEN: If you are accepted onto our programme, you will be invited to attend 1 x 2-hour class each week. Class times vary throughout the week with some running weekdays 5pm-7pm or 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
WHERE: We are based in the ‘Leeds Dock’ area of the city, only a short 3-minute drive from ‘Leeds Armouries’. Our state-of-the-art TV Studio and Workshop space forms part of the new ‘media hub’ taking residence in this area of the city. For the full Leeds address please see the bottom of the page. Please note attendance at class is strictly by invite only.
SUCCESS: Our students in Leeds have had great success locally, nationally, and internationally. Recent Yorkshire based projects have included ‘The Syndicate’ for Kay Mellor/ BBC. ‘Happy Valley’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Holby City’, ‘Waterloo Road’, ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Years and Years’ for the BBC. ‘Stay Close’ and ‘Bridgerton’ for Netflix and ‘DCI Banks’ for ITV. It goes without saying that many of our students have appeared in Yorkshire’s flagship show ‘Emmerdale’.
Students have also featured prominently in TV ad campaigns for global brands and appeared in west-end, national and regional theatre productions at profile venues such as ‘Leeds Playhouse’, ‘The Harrogate Theatre’ and ‘The Sheffield Crucible’. To find out more about the latest developments and success stories at ActUpNorth Leeds, simply head to our News Page.
Should you have any additional questions please feel free to drop us a line at [email protected] and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you have a real interest in Acting, then why not apply online for ActUpNorth and see what we can do for you!Apply Now
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