ACTING FOR BEGINNERS
2 hours x 10 weeks | Ages 17+ | $460
Too often, actors jump into monologue and scene work without first understanding the basic foundations of acting. The secret behind a compelling and above-all truthful performance is awareness of one’s voice, body, emotions and those of their fellow actors. By learning to ground yourself in the present moment, and believing yourself into an imagined circumstance, you have the power to then communicate the thoughts and emotions of a character.
This Acting for Beginners course, open to adults 17+ with little to no acting experience, will teach students to be present, connect with their fellow actors and use the power of improvisation to create dynamic and engaging scenes. The course can also be used by intermediate to advanced actors who want to get back to basics and refresh their acting technique. For the first four weeks, students will be guided step-by-step toward becoming more instinctual and brave actors. Through practical exercises, they will understand and apply the basic rules of acting – presence, connection, vulnerability – and most importantly, they will become generous actors who react to, and support their fellow actors every step of the way. In the second half of the course, students will then put this learning into practice through monologue and scene work, both for the stage and screen.
NOTE: This is PAC’s foundation adult course and must be completed before moving onto the other adult courses on offer. Exception will be made to those students who come to PAC with prior acting experience.
$460 / 10 week term
PAC welcomes students from all acting backgrounds; from those who have never acted before to those who are signed to agencies.
For those with no acting experience, we recommend our Acting for Beginners course.
At this stage, we do not offer weekend classes for adults.
We do not offer a free trial class as such as we feel it can distract the flow of learning for existing students.
What we do offer however is an invitation to prospective students o attend the last class of term. This will give them the opportunity to see, first-hand, the class in action.
PAC is also proud to offer a 100% money-back guarantee on all classes. Should you not enjoy the first lesson of a term (we’re pretty confident you will though!), then we will happily refund the full amount of the course.
PAC's policy is that full payment is to be made before the commencement of a course. We are happy, however, to discuss a payment plan with a student who might be experiencing temporary financial hardship.
We like to keep our class sizes quite low so as to guarantee personalised attention for each student.
Our maximum class sizes are as follows:
Acting for Beginners, Improvisation - max. 15 students
Scene Study, Screen Acting - max. 12 students
Note: A class will not go ahead unless there is a minimum of 6 students enrolled. On the rare occasion that a class has to be cancelled due to low numbers, paid students will be notified in advance.
We encourage all students to wear loose and comfortable clothing to all lessons so as to free their ability to move and explore.
PAC does not offer a refund for missed classes.
In order to get the most out of the course, students are strongly encouraged to attend all classes.
For this reason, we do not take enrolments after the commencement of the first lesson.
Our classes are run out of the Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) in Parramatta.
The address is 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta. Corner of Victoria Road and Villiers Street.
If you're driving:
We recommend parking in the carpark of North Parramatta McDonalds next door and walking over.
If you're catching public transport:
ICE is a 15-20 minute walk from Parramatta train station. Walk all the way down Church Street until you hit Prince Alfred Park. Cross diagonally through the park and ICE will be on the corner across Victoria Road.
On the rare occasion that a class will be held elsewhere, parents will be notified in advance.
Keep an eye out on our Adults course page for for future intensives and masterclasses.
Of course. Our co-founder, Nisrine Amine, is both an educator and working actor giving her plenty of insight into the acting industry. As are all of our acting teachers.
Feel free to organise a meeting with the team to chat about your needs.
Although PAC can suggest names of Sydney Acting Agencies to keen students, they are not affiliated with any of them.
Any advice or recommendations given by the team at PAC regarding acting agencies are personal opinions of the team members themselves.
While staff at PAC may pass on audition notices to actors, they in no way receive payment (monetary or otherwise) for doing so.
Each short course runs for 8 weeks.
Every lesson is 2 hours long and runs weekly for the 8 weeks.
Term 1: Monday 5 February – Saturday 13 April 2024
Term 2: Monday 29 April – Saturday 6 July 2024
Term 3: Monday, 22 July – Saturday, 28 September 2024
Term 4: Monday 14 October – Saturday 21 December 2024