In Screen Acting

1 Month Diploma Course

Unlock Your Acting Potential For Film & TV

Experience an immersive four-week advanced training program at Pinewood Studios, where you’ll engage closely with industry luminaries such as Film & TV Directors, Acting Coaches, and Casting Directors. Through this unique opportunity, you’ll refine both your craft and business acumen.

In this dynamic and inspiring setting, you’ll build a solid foundation that empowers your success on screen and in audition settings. Graduates will proudly hold the prestigious Actors Studio Masterclass Diploma.

Ideal for individuals aged 17 and above dedicated to enhancing and honing their Screen Acting Skills.

International Talent

Graduate Spotlight

Alumni of our Screen Acting Masterclass consistently secure roles in film and television worldwide. Our program equips you with the essential knowledge to not only find success but also sustain a thriving career in screen acting. Whether you're a newcomer to the industry or seeking to invigorate your existing career, our training is customised to enhance your unique skillset.

Held at Pinewood Studios

You’ll be working at the heart of the British Film Industry and home to some of the world’s most influential Oscar winning film makers. Feel inspired and build your confidence as you work with industry leading professionals in a supportive environment.

Getting to Pinewood Studios

Free parking is available on site. A free shuttle bus service runs to Pinewood from nearby stations, including Uxbridge Tube Station, Slough and Gerrards Cross (Transfer time 10 mins).

Excellent transport links from Central London.

Training Overview

Week 1: Get on Screen - Technical

To jumpstart your journey in our Masterclass, you'll delve into the world of screen acting, gaining practical experience in fundamental aspects such as shot sizes, eye lines, and personal continuity.

Across the week, you'll engage in hands-on filming sessions and receive constructive feedback from our experienced tutors. This approach ensures ample on-screen time for you to enhance your confidence and deepen your understanding of performing in front of the camera.

Day 1: Types of Shots & Size of Performance
  • Essential technical skills necessary for successful on-camera performance.
  • The impact of shot sizes on an actor’s performance and how to navigate them effectively.
  • Building comfort and confidence in front of the camera.
Day 2: Applying Shot Sizes to Performance
  • Adapting and refining your performance to suit the specific shot requirements.
  • Considering spatial awareness in relation to the camera lens.
  • Eye-lines in close-up.
  • Start to build layers to your performance.
Day 3: Movement on Camera
  • Apply consistency in performance between shots.
  • How to accurately hit marks on set.
  • Maintaining personal continuity throughout a performance.
  • Introduction to scene objectives.
Day 4: The Thinking Actor
  • Apply detailed objectives to a scene.
  • How to change circumstances between lines and genre.
  • How stakes impact delivery.
Day 5: Your Role On Set
  • Participate in a role reversal on a set.
  • Understand the demands of each department in Film & TV.
  • Increase your communication between departments like Sound, Script Supervisors, Camera Assistants to enhance your employability skills.

Week 2: Improvisation, Voice, Movement

Having built confidence on camera and understanding the format of a working set, week two will arm you with the skills required to achieve an authentic and captivating performance and deliver it fresh with every take.

Working with a range of scripts, under the guidance of experienced acting tutors , you will develop your own method to analysing text. creating and developing a character, supported by vocal and physical exercises to aid relaxation on a film set and release required emotions.

Day 1: Visualising Your Surroundings
  • Learn to imagine your surroundings relevant to the scene. 
  • Building themes for your character.
  • Begin to learn improvisation methods.
Day 2: Navigating Improvisation
  • Explore a range of scenarios where you will begin to improvise in character. 
  • Learn how to keep making progress without lines whilst improvising. 
  • Direct playback of your performance with the group to see if your intensions are clearly conveyed on camera.
  • Introduction to casting type based on look, tone and movement.
Day 3: Advanced Emotion In Performance
  • Learn more about yourself and how it can apply to characters. 
  • Discover physical and vocal habits that interfere with your delivery on camera.
  • Introduction to breathing, posture and advanced emotional energy for characters.
Day 4: Cold Reading & Psychological Gestures
  • Work with unseen material and learn how to create any scenario in a cold read. 
  • Advanced script analysis to inform improvisation. 
  • Psychological gestures in performance, advanced breath work and invigorating physical techniques. 
Day 5: Embedding Body, Voice & Movement
  • Film scenes directed by Clare Davidson.
  • Apply your new techniques learned over the week and feel a change in your voice and body on screen. 
  • Gain direct feedback on performance, emotion, voice and body and how to implement it for future work.

Week 3: Business Of Acting & Working in UK TV

In the third week, you'll delve into the intricacies of acting in a Continuing Drama series. Operating within a multi-camera setup, you'll hone your technical screen skills, emphasising precision in hitting marks and adeptly moving in front of the active lens.

To thrive in the competitive industry, you'll receive invaluable insights to enhance your chances of landing  roles. Topics covered include the audition process, from self-taping to collaborating with casting directors, mastering the art of taking direction in an audition effectively, and crafting a compelling professional profile.

Day 1: Audition Masterclass with Casting Director
  • Learn how to prepare for screen auditions.
  • Perform mock auditions with feedback.
  • Gain valuable insight into what casting directors look for. 
  • Learn how to make an impact in auditions.
  • Do’s and Don’ts of auditioning.
Day 2: Single Cam vs Multi-Cam - Film vs TV
  • Understand the technical advancements required from an actor when working in multi-cam. 
  • Identify which shows use multi-cam and the skills required to get cast in them. 
  • Gain advanced skills in learning large scripts in a short period; vital for fast paced TV.
Day 3: Acting in Multi-Cam
  • Work with a large script on a fast-paced multi-cam set.
  • Navigating the unique challenge of performing out of sequence.
  • Push yourself in managing multiple storylines and delivering performances on demand.
  • Apply your technical skills on a set.
Day 4: Making Your Self-Tape Shine
  • Self-Taping Essentials: Requirements and Strategies for Success.
  • Crafting a Standout Self-Tape from Performance to Technical Excellence such as framing, lighting and sound.
  • How to edit and submit your self-tape.
  • Advice on equipment choices for self-taping.
Day 5: Building a Successful Profile & Acting CV
  • Working as an Actor in a Competitive Industry.
  • Review of your acting CV  and headshots with detailed advice on how to improve.
  • How to Slate with a difference.
  • Techniques to keep your auditions, self-tapes and performance uniques. 

Week 4: Performing on A Professional Set & Film Two Showreel Scenes

The final week of your course is focused on filming two professional scenes for your acting showreel. You will be given the chance to work alongside an Award-Winning Director and Cinematographer to experience filming on a professional set and apply your new skills.

Scenes, which are written bespoke for you, are shot on RED and then professionally edited, colour-graded and sound designed for use on platforms such as Spotlight, Backstage and

Week 4

Showreel Filming

The final week of your course is focused on filming two professional scenes for your acting showreel.  You will be given the chance to work alongside an Award-Winning Director and Cinematographer to experience filming on a professional set.  Scenes, which are written bespoke for you, are shot on RED and then be professionally edited, colour-graded and sound designed for use on platforms such as Spotlight, IMDb and

Filmed On the Masterclass

What Actors
Are Saying

Davey Stone
Davey Stone
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Had a brilliant day at the Introduction to Screen Acting run by Nathan Caselton. They pack in such a lot of training and it was especially impressive to be filmed in a scene on what’s effectively a taster session.

Great bunch, so much fun and the Pinewood Studios setting is epic - if the journey wasn’t so long, I’d be back every week!
Phillipa Flynn Marriott
Phillipa Flynn Marriott
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A galvanizing month of thorough Screen training ranging from acting techniques to technical terms. Having over 20 years of experience in the business I wanted an intense course to brush up my screen skills post-pandemic and that is exactly what I got.

Plus it is run by a very lovely bunch of creatives who tailor make the experience to nurture the best out of individuals.
Nick Bateman
Nick Bateman
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The Masterclass in Screen Acting at Pinewood was an absolute honour to study. The course itself is brilliantly structured over four weeks. It's designed to open your eyes to the technical and emotional aspects of acting for screen, that up to this point, I have was not aware of at all.

The crew are absolutely fantastic and really make the course what it is - from talented and inspiring teachers, directors, scriptwriters, 1st ADs, camera crew, lighting and sound technicians - they're all inspiring in their own way.

Honestly, I wish I could do it again and I hope Pinewood will do a follow-up course so I have a reason to come back, learn and walk the hallways of their campus again!
Jennavere Watkin
Jennavere Watkin
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Truly the best screen acting training experience. The masterclass in screen acting has taught me wonders about the industry from technicalities to the artistry to how to build yourself in the business.

This course had really challenged me every day, feeling tired as I got home and learning scripts everyday. The bar was set to high standards which really pushed me to come out as a much better actor.
Janine Hickl
Janine Hickl
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The 4-week Masterclass at Actors Studio was a life changing experience! The Actors Studio team is wonderful and an honor to work with. This is a high quality training with great course content, inspiring teachers, a fantastic crew and amazing people in a creative environment.

The course itself is challenging but very informative, encouraging and fun! I can highly recommend the Masterclass and I will definitely come back to do another course soon - Thank you!
Forrest Caffray
Forrest Caffray
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Almost every single day on the course, could be split into its own individual workshop. Working with different professionals in the field on so many different elements of the industry, the scope covered in 20 days is exhaustive - in a good way.

This is certainly no walk in the park, you will be pushed in mentally and emotionally novel ways, ways not provoked before. You will surprise yourself!

Covering the course in detail would require an essay. To put it shortly, if you have the time, money and curiosity, then go for it.

Alumni Credits

Get Seen on Screen

Embark on a path paved by internationally acclaimed actors who have kickstarted their careers through our renowned Masterclass. Utilise your newly acquired skills in your upcoming auditions and set sail on your journey to the silver screen.

Spotlight connects performers with roles in theatre, television and film productions around the world. Casting professionals choose Spotlight to cast their projects because performers on Spotlight are recognised as the industry’s best. 

Spotlight Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for Spotlight Membership, you have to successfully earn 400 Points from Actors Studio Training.

Each course is worth a certain amount of points. Once you have achieved a total of at least 400 points, you will be eligible to apply for Spotlight Members.

Earn 130 Points
Eligible for Spotlight (400 Points)

Earn 130 points when you successfully complete our Masterclass in Screen Acting.

Full-time training

The first three weeks of your training on the Masterclass in Screen Acting runs from Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.

The final week of your course is dedicated to filming your showreel, with a call time of 8am and wrap time of 6pm. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I Receive Footage From Workshops?

All workshops will be filmed and available to download after completion of the course, crucial to your development. 

Those who purchase the Media Pack will receive their footage on the last day.

How Do I Join Spotlight?

You will earn 130 points upon completion of this course. You need to earn 400 points from Actors Studio to be eligible for Spotlight.

Will I Receive A Showreel From This Course?

In the final week of the course you will apply your skills on a professional set and film two scenes. These scenes will go through post production including editing and colour grading and delivered via WeTransfer up to 7 weeks after the course.

How Do I Apply For The Course?

You can book through our website. We accept all major Credit & Debit Cards, PayPal and International Payment Providers. This course is designed for those who are seriously committed to developing their acting career and not suitable for complete beginners.

Is The Course Suitable For International Students?

Yes we welcome international students on all of our screen acting courses. Please note you must have strong spoken and written English skills.

Where Is The Training Held?

Training is held at Pinewood Studios. Please see our Getting To Pinewood page for details on getting to the studios.

How Many Students Are On This Course?

There is a maximum of 14 participants.  

What Time Do Workshops Run?

The course runs from 10am to 5pm everyday with a lunch break typically at 1pm. On the final week of the course days are longer to allow for our filming schedule, typically 8am to 5:30pm.

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Booking Options

Pay in Full

Pay the full amount on booking.

You will pay a total of £2,950.00

Pay a Deposit

The payment plan incurs an additional fee of £100 to be paid at the time of booking. You will pay a deposit of £700 + £100 fee. Your balance of £2,250.00 is due 30 days before the start of your course.

You will pay a total of £3,050.00 


Select a date then choose your payment method. This is a highly popular course and spaces are limited so we advise booking ahead to secure your booking.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before proceeding with your booking.

Additional Information

Course Location

Actors Studio, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH

  • Free parking available at Pinewood Studios
  • Free frequent shuttle bus service from London Uxbridge Tube Station, Slough & Gerrards Cross. Transfer from station to Pinewood Studios – 10 minutes
  • Canteen & Coffee shops on site
  • Excellent and fast transport links from London
  • We offer recommendations for accommodations conveniently located near the studios


  • No previous qualifications required
  • Film 2 duologue scenes for your acting showreel
  • Led by Award-Winning Industry Professionals
  • Certificate presented on completion
  • Attracts a varied age range for those 17 yrs+.
  • International Students Welcome
  • The course is taught in English, so it is important that you have proficient English language skills
  • Small Class Size

Payment Options

We accept all major debit and credit cards. Take advantage of PayPal Pay In 3, where you can split the cost of your deposit into three interest-free payments. 

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