The Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting (YAFTA) provides educational courses for those wishing to pursue careers in the film & television industry. YAFTA originally trained students to become professional screen actors but as they built an excellent reputation within the industry they decided to offer training and opportunities to those wishing to work behind the camera too. YAFTA now offers three unique diploma programmes, these are; YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma, YAFTA Film & TV Production Diploma and YAFTA Applied Screenwriting Diploma. All of these courses are taught by industry professionals who are educated and experienced in their profession which means that these courses not only provide students with a strong educational grounding in their chosen field, but also the opportunities to network with those currently working in the industry. YAFTA’s aim is not only to educate students, but also to help all students obtain professional work upon completion of their course.
The YAFTA Film & Television Production Diploma course is a one year, part time, blended learning course. The diploma has been designed for those with little or no experience of film & TV production, who wish to develop the technical skills required to produce content for film & television. This intensive training course will equip students with the necessary technical knowledge and skills to start gaining work experience in the industry.
During our Applied Screenwriting Diploma Course, projects that students complete will be produced and developed by YAFTA Film & TV Production diploma students and YAFTA Acting for Screen diploma students. This is a unique experience which isn’t offered by any other screenwriting course in the North of the UK. The experience is invaluable in the development of screenwriting skills because much of your learning will happen through the process of seeing your script being brought to life.
The YAFTA Acting for Screen Diploma is an 18-month, part time, blended learning course. The diploma has been designed for those with little or no experience of the acting industry who wish to undertake intensive training to equip them with the necessary tools and experience to progress from beginner to professional actor within 18 months. This course has been designed to work alongside careers and family life to allow those who are passionate about pursuing a career as a screen actor to do so with a reputable company without too much disruption to daily life.
INTRODUCTION TO DIRECTING WITH IAN BEVITT DIRECTOR OF CORONATION STREET & EMMERDALE Through this course you will be introduced to all aspects TV Directing; from the pre production & planning phase to Directing on set & working with actors, right through to the edit and post-production phase. Students will have the opportunity to plan their own mini-production which will be professionally shot using professional actors and then edited into a final piece, all under the guidance of one of television’s most experienced directors.
Yorkshire, One week intensive course with the director of Emmerdale and Coronation Street
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