Over a period of three semesters, the intensive full-time professional-level course provides specialized training in acting. The students are trained in a variety of classes which broadens their knowledge of acting techniques and style.
The first semester of the program concentrates on the foundations of acting, using training techniques rooted in theatre but applicable to screen acting. This semester is a beginning level study, practice, and execution of the fundamentals of acting. Emphasis is placed on the effective communication of ideas and emotions by a dramatic character to an audience through increased awareness of the mechanics of voice, body, emotion, and analysis as tools for the actor.
In the second semester the core classes continue in the intermediate level, as the students’ focus intensifies on applying the techniques they have learned to more elaborate scene work and on-camera exercises— all designed to develop and hone their screen-acting ability. Both these semesters end in stage performances by the students.
In the third semester student continue the core classes in the higher level, as they focus on putting all their training into actual film & television productions.
At several points throughout the semesters, students are exposed to sessions and workshops with celebrity guests.