Course Details

SAC classes run in blocks of 8 weeks, one night per week, with classes available on either a Tuesday, Thursday evening from 7.30pm till 10.30pm or Saturday from 1.30pm-4.30pm.

New SAC term begins week of

5th of March 2018



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What Happens

Acting training is crucial for great acting. At Sydney Actors Collective we work with working actors as teachers to provide students the best acting training possible.

Students will be given a scene prior to class from a TV show, film or stage production. They will perform the scene in class, in front of a camera for the class and tutor.  Acting training, Guidance and direction will be given by our amazing tutors to help students discover the full potential of the scene and of themselves as actors. How far can the actors go with the scene?

The rest of the class will watch the performance on a screen and be part of the process. Not only do students get acting training by  getting in front of the camera but also by watching their peers on a screen.

At the end of the class, students will be given a new scene to prepare for the following week or, if there is still room for exploration and discovery, they will bring back the scene next week. If students have a particular scene they would like to work on they are welcome to bring it into class. Students are welcome to bring in an audition scene to class to work on.

Each students will then be given a copy of their work on USB to take home on the night and watch their work. They can watch and monitor their progress and see how far their acting training is taking them.



What will you learn

Acting training at Sydney Actors Collective is all about HAVING FUN and TAKING RISKS. The best acting is full or surprises, connection and risks.

Sydney Actors Collective believes in  a “have fun” and “freedom to fail” attitude towards it’s training.

Acting training by Sydney Actors Collective:

How to connect to a character.

The ability to make interesting choices and how to own them.

The freedom to be organic and impulsive in a scene.

How to access vulnerability and use it in your scene.

How to manage nerves and make them your friend.

Connecting to emotions and how to express them.

Pitch a performance based in tone and for camera. Fourth wall issues.

Fun techniques in acting like Juxtaposition, subversion, playing against, stillness, nuance, accountability and more.

The art of delivering a performance that will get the attention of directors, casting directors and audiences.

Students may also be taken through Television Commercial Acting (TVC). TVC acting is a crucial skill that all non beginner actors must master to help them gain the exposure they need. There is an art to TVC acting that the best in the business have mastered.

Free form class. This is where the tutor focuses one class on a technique that they feel they are a specialist in.

“The guys at SAC are full of knowledge and will help any actor achieve their goals”

-James Tobin (Channel 7 Sunrise presenter)

“Acting with Chum on The Straits was great. This man knows acting!”

-Firass-Dirani (Logi winning actor: House Husbands, The Straits, Underbelly)

“I have worked with Chum as an actor and director. As a director he knew how to bring out the best performance in me. He cares!”

-Andy-Whitfield (Actor: Sparticus Starz TV USA)

"They will take your acting magic to the next level."

-Nash Edgerton (Film Director)