Breakthrough into Film Acting


5th April 2021 at 8:00am - 9th April 2021 at 5:00pm

Breakthrough into Film Acting


5th April 2021 at 8:00am - 9th April 2021 at 5:00pm

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Event Details


Applications Open! Deadline to Apply 1st June 2020

The greatest fear of any Casting Director is an Actor turning up unprepared. 

You may look the part, but if you don’t understand what it takes to get noticed and impress in less than five minutes, you may never breakthrough into the industry.

The National Youth Film Academy’s Breakthrough into Acting course is an intensive five day course aimed at teaching you the fundamentals of how to use your acting skills to break into the industry.


Watch an example of a Seminar from Breakthrough Course. 


The Breakthrough into Acting Course is open to Actors aged 16-25 and who are serious about a career in Film 


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance & Greenwich University, London. 



  • How to get an Agent 
  • Your role as an Actor in industry 
  • Responsibilities when working as a Freelancer 
  • CV techniques and where to find opportunities

Practical Workshops and Networking:

  • Building your confidence as an Actor
  • Screen acting techniques
  • Discovering your typecast and roles you should apply for 
  • Mastering the audition process
  • Self Taping and Cold Reading Techniques 
  • How to take direction in an Audition

As well as allowing participants the opportunity to develop the skills they need to work professionally as an Actor, the five-day course offers the chance to meet and work with fellow Actors and Filmmakers looking to kickstart their careers.


Sue Jones (CDG) - Casting Director 

Phillip Weaver - Head of Acting, East 15 

Simon Bird - Actor, Inbetweeners 

Jonathan Firth - Actor, Wuthering Heights

Adam Leese - Leading Acting to Camera Tutor

Shane Collings- Shane Collins Associates, Acting Agent 

Kate Staddon - Curtis Brown, Acting Agent 

*This is a list of some of our past Mentors and Speakers on this course. All mentors are working professionals in the industry and may change from time to time due to availability. 



Non Members: £480 

Members: £350

You can spread the cost of this course over a period of 12 months. 


You must have an acting account on the website to apply


Event Type:

Short Courses

Membership Required:

Open to all

Host Information

National Youth Film Academy

Nearest City



Trinity Laban London UK