Discover Secrets Of The Acting World in...

The Elements of Acting

with James Scott


* Only 15 spots available in this course, so claim yours now! *

Thursdays, 1st August to 26th September
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Canberra

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Maximum class size: 15
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What you'll learn in The Elements of Acting

Elements of Acting class

If you're looking to upskill as an actor, The Elements of Acting is the way to go. Have you ever wondered how to move past wooden, rigid performances and into spontaneous, emotional ones which enchant your audience? In this course, you'll work with the Meisner technique, which will teach you how to do just that.

Developed by Sanford Meisner in the 1940s, the Meisner technique is a series of exercises that teach the actor how to connect with and respond to the energy from fellow actors, resulting in a natural and "real" looking performance. But more than that, you'll learn what it is to communicate emotion in a way that your audience will be able to read what your character is thinking. This is one of the greatest secrets in acting!


Plus, if you complete this course successfully, and complete your performance and other activities, you can earn one unit in the 10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting, which is NAT10915004 Express emotion in performance. Let us know if you would like to enrol as an accredited student - and if you do, you can receive a Statement of Attainment transcript to add to your resume! But if you'd prefer to do it for leisure, we're more than happy to have you in the class.

Please note, you will need to commit to preparing a short scene for performance for family and friends as part of this course.

When you complete this course, you will:

Actress reading script

Develop Your Acting Technique

Move from guesswork to connected, natural acting

Understand How to Create Realistic Performances

Learn a process for your acting

Actors Acting

Use Emotion in Performance in a Healthy Way

Bring emotion and expression to your performances

Course details

When: 6-9:30 pm, Monday nights, 1 August through to 26 September

Where: Perform Australia Studios, 2A Barker St, Griffith ACT 2603

Course cost: $660


Your tutor - James Scott

James Scott is an actor, director and teacher. He is co-founder and Director of Artistic Development at Perform Australia. He holds a Diploma of Performance from the Actors' College of Theatre and Television and a Master of Arts Practice in Acting from Charles Sturt University, as well as a Diploma in Vocational Education and Training. James's performance credits include a wide range of stage and screen projects over more than 25 years of performance. Most recently he has been seen in 'Lies, Love and Hitler' (2010, 2014), 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged' (2015), 'Underneath the Lintel (2015, revived 2023), 'Henry Five' (2016), 'It's A Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play' (2017), 'Mistakes Were Made' (2018), 'The Woman in Black' (2019), 'Danny The Champion Of The World' (2020), 'According to Mark' (2021), 'Anastasia Krupnik' (2022), the majority of these with Honest Puck Theatre, a company he founded. He has also recently participated in several play development projects at The Street Theatre, Canberra.

James Scott

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