This course focuses directly on what directors look for in actors. It helps everybody; an amateur actor wanting to develop their skills OR an accomplished actor who wants to brush up on their skills. It teaches you the tools needed, which all international and local actors are required to use and know. It allows the student to learn about acting in a realistic way which is similar to everyday life – since acting is about portraying an everyday slice of life in a realistic and naturalistic manner.   Once you have completed this course you can either advance to my Masters Course in Film Acting or do and international exam through Trinity Guildhall of London.

Key elements covered in this course: 

  • How to handle a Casting
  • Essential Acting Tools
  • On-camera training within the first few days
  • Character development
  • Analysing monologues & duologues
  • Understanding modulation within textual analysis
  • Viewing a role from a different perspective by encouraging you to think outside the box 
  • Improvisation- structured and unstructured


“I really enjoyed the Basic Film Actors course; this was a first time in acting for me, and Barbara’s friendly & fun approach to teaching really made me feel comfortable and at home. 

From start to finish I don’t think there was one day where I wasn’t laughing! I really learnt a lot, there was constant feedback and coaching during my training sessions I always was made aware of where I was going wrong, and where I was going right, and I definitely feel it was money well spent! My confidence has gone up 120% and I am about to proceed onto the Masters course without hesitation! Thank you Barbara, looking forward to the Masters course to begin!!!”


“I did the intermediate course as well as the Master Class course in screen acting. Very helpful as I am now the principal actor at The Masque Theatre in Muizenberg.”

Wayne Anthony Ronné