Designed equally for beginning actors as well as those with experience, AACA’s Acting & performance course provides actors with intensive training in screen acting, modern on-camera acting techniques, and supporting acting classes, which contribute to the creation of a filmed performance.
Unlike other acting colleges, the emphasis at the African Academy of Cinematic Arts' Acting & performance mentorship is on providing practical experience and hands-on education to our students so that not only do they develop their craft as actors, but excel at acting in front of the camera. Learners are coached and mentored by Maumela Mauhwa and veterans of the South African film industry, independent film and television—who give each student a personal focus and teach the rigorous discipline necessary for launching a career in film and television.
It is the AACA's hands-on approach and the attention to the application of acting skills to performing in front of the camera that make the Academy one of the top acting schools in the country.
hen enrolling in an acting program at the African Academy of Cinematic Arts's performance mentorship, students can expect to take the following courses depending on the curriculum of the workshop or program in which they enrolled.
Please note this is a mentorship program which leads to a Part Qualifcation (NQF LEVEL 4 - 61450) however it can lead to a Full Qualification(NQF Level 4 - 61450) when a learner enrolls into the 1 year film making course with Acting as a Specialization, compulsory subject choices will apply. (See 1 Year Film Making Course)
Learners need to commit to attending the weekly AACA Performance Lab with Maumela Mahuwa.
regular classes run Wednesdays - 19:00pm -21:00pm.
Learners will also be invited to audition for roles which may require after hours work from the learner.
COST: R19 000