FAQ'S

WHERE IS THE CLASS?


We have weekly classes in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We also have special intensive programmes in London and LA. Call Julie on 07710 808395 for more information or email julie@safamail.com




WHAT ARE THE HOURS?


Days and times vary based on age, however classes ususally run for 2-3 hours. During those hours the students will learn screen techniques, script work and improvisation skills.




WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS CLASS?


There is NO PRETENCE. We know that working as an actor on screen means that they will be expected to deliver no matter their age. Therefore their training should be no different. We treat the actors in our course like professionals (no matter their level). There are no drama games and no pretend play. The actors that attend our course are interested in pursuing a career in acting and we treat that ambition with respect. We show them how to develop a character, learn the mechanics of screen acting and help them understand what's expected of them on a film set. We teach method acting with a psychological approach to create depth in their performance on screen. The students will explore the views of Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler learning script analysis, reactive work, casting range, emotional recall all while buliding their showreel to a professional level.




DO I GET TO STAR IN THE LEADING ROLE?


This is the foundation of what we do. All our scripts are for 2 or 3 actors allowing everyone the opportunity to have a main speaking role. We believe that an actor can only develop if they are actually acting and not being part of a 80 cast chorus. By filming the actors in groups of just 2 or 3 we can see what worked well and what they need to develop for their next piece of filming.




CAN ANYONE JOIN?


We teach students from age 10 to adults. From a beginners to professionals. Here at SAFA you can build your showreel fast and effectively from having no experience at all to being a working professional within the industry.




WHAT IS OUR AUDITION PROCESS?


Our audition process is more about accessing your learning level rather than refusing you access. We teach actors from beginners to professionals. The audition process will determine your interest in pursuing a career in acting as well as your learning level for suitable classes.




WHAT AGE CAN I JOIN?


We teach students from age 10 to adults. Classes are broken into three age groups: 10-16, 14-24 and Adults (25+)




WHAT ARE THE CLASS SIZES?


We aim to keep our classes small enough so that everyone gets some 1-1 time during each lesson.




DO I GET FILMED STRAIGHT AWAY?


We work on 4 blocks a year. You will have and 8 week cinematic project. You will also have a 4 week workshop project. In addition to this you will get a litlle 'tip-bit' where we will bring in a specialist to teach you specific elements such as stage combat, ADR and voice acting.




WHO CAN I SPEAK TO ABOUT JOINING?


Call Julie on 07710 808395 and she will arrange for an audition date.





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this website and its content is copyright of jsa actors ltd trading as safa/screen acting and film academy.  this company was originally established in 2012 as the UK Screen Acting Academy Ltd an organisation designed by julie mcgowan to provide actors from beginners to professionals with the opportunity, training and tools to enable all students the ability to pursue a career in acting for film and television.  safa now has actors in major feature films and tv shows and continues to provide a service that gives all actors the opportunity to pursue a career in acting. 

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