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Diploma / Advanced Diploma in Professional Acting for Camera

SAQA Code: 48455 / 62951

Diploma in Professional Acting for Camera

This two-year diploma provides students with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of acting for film and television. While the end emphasis is on acting for camera, a lot of focus is placed on developing practical, theoretical and technical aspects of live performance acting, which is the basis for a strong actor. Imagination and creativity are encouraged and students are prepared for the realities of working as professionals in the film, television as well as live performance industries. The course is fully integrated with CityVarsity’s other departments, providing the opportunity for acting students to collaborate with students in other disciplines on selected projects including film production, sound engineering, make-up, and film animation. This unique integration provides practical, hands-on experience in a professional, creative working environment which encourages teamwork.

First Year:

  • Movement 1
  • Voice 1
  • Acting for Camera 1
  • Live Performance 1
  • Professional Practice 1
  • Drama Theory 1

Second Year:

  • Movement 2
  • Voice 2
  • Acting for Camera 2
  • Live Performance 2
  • Professional Practice 2
  • Drama Theory 2
  • TV Presenting

Successful completion of the CityVarsity Diploma in Professional Acting for Camera is required for entrance into the Advanced Diploma in Professional Acting for Camera. The purpose of this programme is to train and equip students to become actors and/ or presenters in film, television and theatre. The programme aims to produce versatile, disciplined and professional actors/presenters with a sound knowledge of the technical and artistic requirements of acting, as well as the understanding of the processes involved in the making of productions for the film, television and theatre industries. 

Advanced Diploma in Professional Acting for Camera

  • Live Performance Projects 3
  • Acting for Camera Projects 3
  • Professional Practice 3
  • Advanced Acting 3
  • Movement and Voice 3

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to seek career opportunities in the film, television, radio and theatre industries as freelance performers. Graduates will have the competencies to perform as actors in a variety of film, television, and theatre acting styles, and have an opportunity to perform in front of agents. Students will have been guided through several projects with professional practitioners to be better prepared for the demands of the industry.


Diploma / Advanced Diploma in Professional Acting for Camera


Diploma in Professional Acting for Camera (2 years) Advanced Diploma in Professional Acting for Camera (1 year)

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