acting classes in London

Screen Acting Classes

  • Screen acting taster class


20% Early Bird discount for New Students. Use code NEW20. 

New students get a full refund if you don’t enjoy the first class, (just let us know by 1pm the next day).

It is not too late to join this course even if you missed the first class.

Do you fancy being the next Nicole Kidman or Leo DiCaprio? Perhaps you can see yourself on the red carpet or starring in a Hollywood blockbuster? Of course, we all know you need more than 2 hours of training a week to achieve dreams such as this but our Screen Acting course could be a stepping stone in the right direction.

Our 12 week Screen Acting Course is intricately designed for anyone who wishes to unlock their acting potential either for self-development or to explore an exciting, dynamic and creative introduction to the TV and film industry.

Over the 12 weeks, learn how to establish and develop your core acting skills, which will enable you to work on TV scripts from current TV shows and bring them to life on screen. 

This course will suit newcomers to the profession as well as those that wish to explore their inner performer.


Course content

  • Understand the difference between stage and film acting.
  • Learn how to conduct yourself professionally in castings with TV and film casting directors.
  • Understand the screen rehearsal techniques to get the most out of tight rehearsal deadlines.
  • Work on your personal development skills to ensure your full potential is utilised. This will be explored through body language and appearance on screen.
  • Learn how to choose suitable material for potential TV auditions and “understanding your casting”; working through character breakdowns and creating a character from provided text.
  • Develop a clear understanding of basic filming terminology.
  • Focus on script work from popular drama and comedy work.
  • Learn how to remember lines and work with other actors effectively.
  • Find the most effective way of using your voice and body.
  • Watch back your recordings and learn how to critique your work to improve it along the way.
  • Leave with key improvisational skills so that you will be able to deal with any quick scenario you may be faced with.


Teacher: Pernilla Holland

Pernilla trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Film and TV credits include Not Going Out (BBC), Board Exam, (dir:Akaash Meeda), Ashild Stay (dir: Rosa Taslimi in association with the BAFTA short-film festival). Theatre credits include War Horse (National Theatre), The Last March (Southwark Playhouse), A Pocketful of Grimms (Winner of Three Weeks Editorial Choice Award at the Edinburgh Fringe) and News Review (Canal Cafe).

Pernilla has also delivered Screen Acting masterclasses at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama.


Course Fees & Dates:

MONDAYS @ 7.00pm – 9.00pm

5th November – 10th December
14th January – 1st April  (12 weeks)

Register your interest here


If you have any difficulty in signing up or need to pay in instalments please do not hesitate to e-mail




PQA Studios London, 242 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross London, N1 9JY