On Screen

Introduction to Screen Acting Course

Get experience in front of the camera

Clapper board and Camera

If you've ever thought about being in TV, movies or commercials, now is the time to learn all the skills you need to get started!

Perform Australia's 'On Screen' course in Canberra is the best place for you to refine your skills en route to professional work in the screen industry.

Learn how to improve your on-screen performance ability through expert input from our industry tutor, Kaitlyn Boyé.


Plus, this course is one unit in the 10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting - you can complete it as a on-off unit, or use it as your entry ticket to the full qualification!

If you complete all the assessments successfully, you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the unit, CUAPRF420 Develop on-camera performance skills.

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Class Details

ACCREDITED: Yes, if you enrol as an accredited student and complete the assessments, you will complete CUAPRF420 Develop on-camera performance skills. However, if you don't wish to complete the assessments, you can simply participate in the week-to-week classes and the film shoots.
6pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday nights, 30 April 2024 through to 25 June PLUS one weekend intensive agreed on within the class.
DURATION: 9 weeks
VENUE: Perform Australia studios, 2A Barker St, Griffith ACT 2603
TUTOR: Kaitlyn Boyé
COST: $1,720

(Don't have the money up front? Would you like a payment plan? Please call 1300 908 905 to arrange one.)

What you'll learn

Screen terminology

Do you know your gaffer from your grip? Do you know what a D.O.P is? Or a First A.D.? These terms and more will become clear and before long you'll be using film and TV lingo in no time! You'll be way more confident as an actor when you're on set professionally.

Understand acting for camera

Learn about what the camera detects and how to maximise your eyes, face and body in a screen acting performance. Learn how to adapt your performance to different shot sizes, how to hit your 'mark', and more.

Confidence in front of the camera

Through a range of exercises, you'll develop confidence performing in front of the camera by workshopping different techniques. Plus, you'll develop some screen content that you can use in your portfolio, moving forward.

Understand the screen industry

You'll develop a solid understanding of how film and TV projects come together, what the industry expectations on you as an actor are, and how to meet them. You'll hear storied from your tutor's own experience of many years working in the industry.

Why you should do this course right now

Reason #1:  Get a head start on your year

What a great way to start the year - digging into your craft as an actor! Within just 10 weeks you'll be way more confident as a performer in front of the camera, and you'll have greater insight into what the industry is about.

Reason #2: This course is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Perform Australia is a registered training organisation (RTO 40859), which means we are able to issue qualifications. 'On Screen' is one subject within the 10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting, with the unit of study being CUAPRF420 Develop on-camera performance skills. When you join this course, you can opt to enrol as an accredited student, complete the assessments, and at the end, receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit. If you prefer to do 'On Screen' for leisure, that's ok too - but please make sure you attend all the required film shoots as part of your commitment to the course.

Kaitlyn Boye Canberra

Reason #3: Your tutor is amazing... Introducing Kaitlyn Boyé

Kaitlyn is a professional film and television actress and model based in Australia. Her most recent screen credits include the role of Abbi Springwell on Network 7's Home and Away, the voice role of Charlotte in the final season of A Place To Call Home and Jade in the short film The Towns We Lived In for which she was awarded Top Shorts Best Young Actress award in 2017. Her feature film credits include Anna in Skinford from writer/director Nik Kacevski, Katya Girard in The Pitch by Daniel Green, the lead role of Jane in TITLE films Life After Man, and Alice in Tony D’Aquino’s slasher The Furies. She holds a Diploma in Screen Acting from Screenwise as well as Diplomas in Camera Fundamentals and Colour Grading from The Australian Film Television & Radio School. Kaitlyn also trains regularly in live fight combat and is experienced with stunt coordination.

Studio Location

2A Barker St, Griffith ACT 2603 - adjacent to the Shoprite supermarket in the Griffith shopping precinct.

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