Screen Acting – Tuesday


Tuesdays, 7.00pm – 10.00pm, 8 weeks


Screen Acting – 8 week course

Cost: $355

Dates: Tuesday 27 April – Tuesday 15 June

Times: 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Location: Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), 8 Victoria Road Parramatta NSW 2150. View MAP.


  • Focus on screen acting techniques to build more compelling characters by using your own unique POV
  • Genre analysis and how to work with different types of material on camera
  • More focus on practical scene work, personalised feedback and one on one director/casting style sessions in class
  • Room to work on real world scenes of participants choice (or scenes from real castings etc)
  • Scene work built towards building a showreel, demos etc for pathway into the screen industry

Course overview:

So, you’ve finished our Acting for Beginners course (or a similar foundation course elsewhere) and you now want to train specifically in Screen acting? Or maybe you want to return to Screen acting and continue to practice your craft weekly.

This 8-week Screen Acting Ongoing course will give actors aged 18+ the opportunity to flex their screen acting muscles with scenes taken from film and television shows.

Each week, Arka will work practically with actors towards creating compelling and truthful characters for the camera.

Note: this Ongoing series is only open to students with prior screen acting training and/or experience.

The Teacher:

ARKA DAS is an actor and filmmaker from Sydney, Australia, whose work includes award winning Australian and international film, TV & stage credits. Arka has starred in Academy Award nominated film Lion and will be seen in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Mulan. His TV credits include Top of the Lake: China Girl, directed by Academy Award winner Jane Campion, a lead role on ABC’s critically acclaimed medical drama Pulse, alongside Janet King, The Code and also Nine Network/Sony’s crime drama Bite Club.

As a writer & director, Arka holds short films, web-series and short documentaries under his belt. He wrote and directed Khana Khazana, a short film exploring the dark side of migrant labour, which had its Australian premiere at Flickerfest International Short Film Festival and its US premiere at LA Shorts Film Festival and has also screened at St Kilda Film Fest and the International Film Festival of South Asia Toronto. Arka is also one of the writers on an upcoming anthology feature film produced by Co-Curious and in development with the assistance of Screen Australia and Create NSW.


By the end of this course, whether you’re aware of it or not, you will have built up lifelong skills that will seep into your everyday lives. You will:

  • Become better listeners.
  • Become more open to, and tolerant of differing views.
  • Become acutely aware of your breathing and emotions.
  • Develop a more positive self-image.
  • Become more comfortable with self-evaluation and constructive feedback.

Important information:

  • Please read our Centre Policies.
  • Please wear comfortable loose clothing and appropriate footwear.