Learn About Our Beginner Screen Acting Summer Course

Posted on 2020-04-08T22:00:00+0000 in Catalyst

Everything you need to know about our 4-week summer programmes: a beginner screen acting crash course.

Everything you need to know about our 4-week summer programmes: a beginner screen acting crash course.Summer is calling – louder than ever. Our collective fight against the coronavirus has many of us in lockdown. But, while we can’t go outside, our minds have been in overdrive. Now is the perfect time to introspect, to ruminate on creative ideas and contemplate new trajectories. When it’s all over, we’ll emerge, along with Berlin’s warm sunshine and lush green trees, in an exciting new season of soul. 

For aspiring screen actors, our Summer School could be the first stop on the journey to your career dreams. And never fear: to cover all coronavirus eventualities, we’re offering a full money-back guarantee. Check out our COVID-19 FAQ page here.

In our Ignition beginner course, you can go from zero experience to a camera-ready amateur performer. You’ll receive the expert guidance of our industry-renowned tutors. You’ll also have access to the dedicated studios and purpose-built facilities within our sprawling Funkhaus complex – part of the artistic DNA of the city. What’s more, you’ll connect and collaborate with like-minded creatives from all over the world.

So, swap the swimming pool for the film set; the deck chair for a script. Why kick back this summer when you can kick-start?! Find out more below.


Screen acting crash course

Do you love nothing more than exploring the far reaches of the human soul? Is your knack for morphing into different characters wasted on your Instagram stories? Do you spend hours in front of the mirror trying to cry on cue?

Our four-week beginner acting course is designed for budding actors like you. Discover, play and hone your acting skills with confidence. In this high-energy programme, you’ll learn the fundamentals of on-screen performance – from script analysis to character development to improvisation.

“This is a crash course in the foundations of each skill set required to birth outstanding screen actors,” says tutor Sarah Bleasdale. “We do this with a great variety of Berlin-based professionals – each tutor an expert in their chosen field and working in the industry. Students will receive training in areas such as voice, acting skills, camera, movement, scene studies and audition and monologue techniques. The scene study will be filmed by the film students and the acting students will be starring in three of their films!”

Learn more and apply here.

Primer workshops

Do you wish to join one of our Higher Education Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor programmes, but lack either the practical acting experience or formal education required to apply through standard entry? Our primer workshops run alongside the Ignition course, covering the practical learning skills and methodology you’ll need to access our academic programmes. Find out more here.

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Beginner Screen Acting Summer Course | Catalyst Berlin

Course places are available on a first come, first serve basis. We will accept Summer School applications up to 14 days before the course start date, providing spaces are still available. If you have any questions, reach out to us at admissions@catalyst-berlin.com or call us at +49 30 2900 9052.