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Film Club (Acting for Screen)


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Tutor and founder member of Film Club - Actor, producer and Film Club founder, Yasen Atour (Robin Hood, Ben-Hur and Peter Kosminsky’s The State) is bringing Film Club to ArtsEd.

It was his experience as a student at ArtsEd - the rigorous training and the strong focus on film - that made the school the obvious choice.

“As an actor, I’ve always been obsessed with film and what makes an actor 'excellent' on screen. A number of masterclasses and workshops I’ve come across say the same things: 'act through your eyes' and 'internalise more'.  I couldn’t help but think that there must be a clearer way to learn screen acting techniques. So, off the back of my experiences as an actor and producer of film and TV, I have constructed a simple and tangible six-week process called Film Club."

What is it?

Film Club is a screen acting course that demystifies performing for the camera. The course covers Yasen’s unique approach to acting on screen, with particular emphasis on: selftapes, auditions, script analysis, scene work, on-set experience, finding work and representation, marketing yourself and furthering your career.  

Who can join? 

Film Club is for anyone who wants to develop their screen craft and further their career in the industry. The course is aimed at those who have had some training in acting / musical theatre / modelling / performance industry. 

Course Structure

The course is six weeks long. Here is what it will cover:

Weeks 1-3: The 3 Step Process

Weeks 4-5: Scene work, making the right choices and looking at scripts surgically. You will film two different scenes

Weeks 6: The business – “How to” of the industry

Why is this course different to other similiar courses?

Classes are limited to ten students, which allows for an intimate and tailored approach to teaching. This way facilitators can gauge individual strengths and weaknesses. Film Club offers a methodical and practical way for students to analyse and improve their own performance without the need of outside advice. Students will be watching their own performances each week and will develop a highly trained ‘camera lens’ eye for what does and doesn't work.

Film Club uses successful methods designed by film actors, directors and producers who have up-to-date knowledge of the current requirements of professional acting for TV and film. When presented to a range of industry professionals in LA, New York and London, they were all overwhelmed by the transformative process.

When does it start?

Summer Intensive course 

Daytime 12-3pm

Evenings 6-9pm

How much?

Cost £270 in total.

What the industry have said about Film Club...

“We see many talented actors who fall a little short when it comes to acting for screen. After watching the radical transformation of our clients who attended (Film Club), this is an absolute game changer” – Gavin Mills, Olivia Bell Management.

“Having directed Yasen Atour and witnessed first-hand his commitment and unique approach, I can say with complete conviction that his methods should be adopted and taught throughout the industry as a standard for Screen Acting.” Stuart Gatt, film director (The Dead Sea)


BOOK NOW!  Dont be disappointed. 

Course Date Time Price Book
Film Club (Acting for Screen) Mon 06 Aug 2018
to Fri 10 Aug 2018
12noon-3pm + 6pm-9pm £270.00 Please book this course through the 'Professional Hub' from the home page

Drama Collective 16 -21


We are launching our very first youth drama company called - ArtsEd EXTRA collective.  The company is going to be project based.  This may include performing as part of The National Theatre Connections project.  It will also have a strong film aspect of the course where you will create new work aswell as using published televsion/film scripts.  The aim is to challenge and build the skills of aspiring young performers.  Working with professional industry tutors/directors you will learn by stage and screen craft and be able to perform with a high degree of skill and confidence.  If this sounds like something you would be interested in being a part of please contact Jonathan Goodwin - Director of ArtsEd EXTRA on jgoodwin@artsed.co.uk to register your interest. 

Course Date Time Price Book
Drama Collective 16 -21 Thu 20 Sep 2018
to Thu 29 Nov 2018
6:15pm - 8:15pm £195.00 FULL

Community Voice

Community Voice

ArtsEd is launching it's new choir group called “Community Voice”.  For the last 2 years local people have been coming to enjoy singing from musical theatre shows. This new choir is an evolution from the ‘Show Choir’.  Working closely with our members we have decided to develop our choir. 

Why should you give up 2 hours of your time on a Monday?

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Singing

Singing brings joy to many people – but did you know that your passion for singing can lead to incredible benefits in your physical, emotional, and social health? Here are 10 reasons why singing is good for you.

Physical Benefits of Singing

1. Singing strengthens the immune system
2. Singing is a workout
3. Singing improves your posture
4. Singing helps with sleep

Psychological & Emotional Benefits of Singing

5. Singing is a natural anti-depressant
6. Singing lowers stress levels
7. Singing improves mental alertness

Social Benefits of Singing

8. Singing can widen your circle of friends
9. Singing boosts your confidence
10. Singing broadens communication skills

The choir welcomes all.  No matter if you have never sung (apart from in the shower) to those who have has some singing experience.

It is important in this busy world to find time for YOU. Don’t hesitate to get started – have fun with us, and do you what you enjoy.

Our new Choir Master Mal Hall.

Originally from the North East, Mal trained as a performer at ArtsEd.  After graduating, Mal decided to concentrate on a career as a Musical Director, and works also across a number of schools in London, including ArtsEd and Emil Dale Academy. He also has MD shows such as the recent world premiere of Bananaman the Musical at the South Playhouse and Girl From the North Country as Assistant MD which recently won Olivier awards.

“I am excited to be part of this exciting new choir.  ArtsEd and Chiswick has been my home for many years, so im thrilled to be working alongside our local community.”

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This term is called “We have faith in music”

The material which will be explore are :

"Sabbath Prayer" from Fiddler on the Roof

 “Rhythm of Life” from Sweet Charity 

“Vaults of Heaven” from Whistle Down the Wind

 A Clare Benediction by John Rutter

and for fun the theme from “The Vicar of Dibley”.

Mal will produce a bespoke audio song book along with the hardcopy of the music/lyrics.  He will record the music so you can use it from week to week to practice too.  The choir will be able to download this so you can practice in the car or in the shower or on your way to work on the bus or tube or on your bike.

Come and join.  Its 8 weeks.  7:15pm - 9:15pm on a Monday evening. ONLY £5.90 per hour. 

TUESDAY 8th due to monday being a bank holiday / 14th May / 21st May / TUESDAY 29th May due to Monday being a bank holiday / 4th June / 11th June / 18th June (This will be an informal sharing for freinds and family to celebrate your hard work)


Course Date Time Price Book
Community Voice Tue 08 May 2018
to Mon 18 Jun 2018
7:15pm - 9:15pm £85.00

Musical Ensemble Company 16 - 21

NEW for 2018

We are excited to launch our first ever 16+ MT company.  The term is divided into projects.  These projects could be 5 weeks or 10 weeks.  The range of projects will range from vocal performances to full singing and dancing shows to more acting and singing shows to theme project using a particular composer for example a Jason Robert Brown showcase.  If you think you might be interested in finding out more and to express and interest then please email :


Director of ArtsEd EXTRA

Course Date Time Price Book
Musical Ensemble Company 16 - 21 Wed 19 Sep 2018
to Wed 28 Nov 2018
6:15pm - 8:15pm £195.00 FULL