Foundation classes for young actors to gain skills, confidence and versatility, and develop understanding and practice of storytelling and character building.

AGES: 14 +

DURATION: 2 years total. 2.5hrs per week. 8 week terms in Terms 1, 2 & 3. Term 4 production term as per production requirements. Payable by the term.

HOW TO ENROL: New students are asked to undertake a placement workshop with Filmbites’ Head Acting Coach. Please click the link below for details. Entry is available up until week 3 of term 1 of each year. 

FEE: $550 per term



Tues 4:45 to 7:15pm (Y1)

Sat 9:45am to 12:15pm (Y1)


Sat 1:30 to 4pm (Y2)


This course introduces aspects of ‘Method’ techniques and foundational elements of the teachings of Stanislavski, Strasberg and Adler including inner dialogue, sense memory, imagination and physical stimuli. These tools develop the actors in their emotional truth and understanding with characters and scenes. Actors are guided to develop insight and awareness to their own approach to the craft.

Actors develop their practice with these methods throughout the year through character improvisation work and scripted scenes, including devising an original monologue based on scene work. Actors apply their skills to scenes chosen for them by the head of acting and head of casting. Actors work with emerging industry directors and advanced filmmaker students for their production work which is a filmed scene that has both non-verbal and dialogue elements. The filmed scenes are showcased on the big screen at Filmbites’ Premiere Night the following March and will be added to their showreel. 


Actors practice and extend inner dialogue, sense memory and physicality skills. Actors are introduced to more techniques for their acting tool box including Action statements, Objectives (scene and character) and Intent as well as breath work, specificity and deeper script analysis. Character work is based on identifying the relationship between a character’s inner needs, outer wants and actions to achieve these. Actors combine these exploration tools with previous learning to explore characters and scenes more deeply. Actors are mentored to continue their responsibilities and approach to the craft and industry.

Actors apply their acting learning to developing and preparing for a web series. The web series is written for the actors by a team of emerging industry writers and directed by a team of emerging directors. The final production is shown on the big screen at Filmbites’ Premiere Night the following March and will be added to their showreel.