Actors Foundation Certificate

Course Type
Short Course

This five-week evening course is designed to provide an actors foundation in the basic skills and knowledge required to tackle their first role in a short film or play. This course takes ‘Practical Aesthetics’ as its base, a system developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy, based on the teachings of Aristotle, Stanislavski and Meisner. All sessions are completely practical, some filmed, with all written materials provided by Raindance.

About the Instructor

Justin Shevlin originally trained as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art (now Central School of Speech and Drama) and upon graduation joined the Royal Shakespeare Company under the Artistic Directorship of Adrian Noble. He was also a core member of Mark Rylance’s highly acclaimed, multiple award winning, original practices company at Shakespeare’s Globe and has played leading roles in theatre, television, film and commercials at companies including the Royal Court, Trafalgar Studios, the Theatre Royal Bath, the Bristol Old Vic, The BBC, The Sundance Channel, ITV and The Discovery Channel.

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