Course Overview:

On this course, you’ll learn about the techniques of working in front of a camera, how to interpret a script and master character emotions, how to use voice techniques for character interpretation, and how to approach casting auditions. 

Taught in state of the art lecture rooms, practical studio workshop spaces, and using the latest in camera, lighting and sound equipment, you will get to experience what it feels like to work on a real set, and adapt to the technology and supporting teams around you.

Who is this course for?:

If you are seeking a career in acting, or just want to better understand the principles of performance, improvisation or character development, then this course is for you.

If however, you are someone who is focused on a career in any other aspect of film and TV production such as directing or cinematography, familiarising yourself with the techniques and theories behind great acting can only strengthen your existing skills.

A minimum of a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) from a recognized higher educational establishment is required, but a degree from a reputable university is desirable.


Drikus Volschenk
Head of Acting For Screen

Drikus Volschenk is one of South Africa’s top actors who has worked on over 60 films, television and theatre productions, both locally and internationally. Drikus has starred in multiple award winning productions, alongside world class talent, including Idris Elba and Naomi Harris in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (20th Century Fox: 2013); Beauty (2011), the Queer Palm Award Winner at Cannes Film Festival, which was also the South African entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards; Durban Poison (2013), which won the Best South African Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). He also starred in Dis ek, Anna (2015), which won six South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs), and was cast alongside Sophie Okonedo and Sam Neil in, Skin (BBC Films: 2008), the biopic which won 19 international awards. Well versed in the art of theatre and film, Drikus also lectures Film, Television and Screen Acting at the top film schools on the African continent, e.g. AFDA, which has won numerous local and international awards, including the student film Oscar (2013) and several other Academy awards Nominations the past few years. AFDA is a world class institution and member of CILECT, the International Association of top Film and TV Schools globally, representing over 60 countries, which produce 65% of the world’s blockbuster films and TV series. In 2018, Drikus starred in the critically acclaimed dystopian science fiction series alongside Dylan O Brien and Rosa Salazar in the American Blockbuster, Maze Runner: Death Cure (20th Century Fox: 2018). The series is nominated for several awards including BreakTudo Awards (BTDAs) and Teen Choice Awards. In his latest work he stars as one of the leading men in the remake of the iconic SA film Fiela’s Child (SAFTA winner best feature film 2019) and just finished a run at the famous Market Theatre in Johannesburg of Victor Gordon’s Brothers.