Introduction To Screen Acting

About The Course.

This evening course (6 weeks online with option for additional 4 weeks in person) is the perfect introduction to all aspects of Screen Acting from technical aspects to performance. In a friendly and inspiring environment we will demystify all parts of the craft including casting, rehearsing, shooting and performance analysis. You will learn the key difference between performing for stage versus performing for camera.

ONLINE AND CLASSROOM TRAINING:  As all modern devices have cameras be they phones, laptops, iPads or desktop computers, this is a perfectly complimentary medium to study and learn about screen acting online.  Using the unique training methods that Bow Street uses across all its training that has opened the doors for countless actors to forge a career in the industry, we will be learning all the basic essentials of screen acting and offering a unique insight into the craft that you won’t find anywhere else online. These will be instructive workshops with the main focus on doing rather than just talking and listening. Applicants have the option to apply for just the 6 week online syllabus or the 10 week option that includes 4 weeks of in person training at Bow Street.

WHO IS THIS FOR: This course is perfect for inquisitive minds starting out or those working in Theatre who are looking to expand their skill set into Screen Acting. Bow Street Academy is Ireland’s leading Screen Acting School and everything we do is focused towards the highest quality training. Learn from the same tutors who teach on our famous Full Time Programme course and gain the confidence you need to perform either in the Audition Room or on set.



  • The Grennell Method for Screen Acting
  • The Film Set & Camera Technique
  • Creating Character
  • Managing Performance Anxiety
  • Casting & Audition Technique
  • Self-Taping
  • Script Analysis
  • Filming scenes and Review

We pride ourselves on creating relaxed, safe and inspiring environments for our students to work in. This includes our online training. As a result classes are not recorded.
“To be honest I had my reservations about an online course but I found it excellent. The coaches were very good and so helpful. I got loads out of the course and self taping in particular. I would highly recommend this course.
We could do everything using Zoom and I’m grateful it happened during the lockdown as it kept me occupied. Honestly, every week, things were kept fresh, there was structure but the guys were more than happy to answer any questions we had. As part of a first time course I finished every week feeling great. Also the group was fantastic, everyone gelled and was respectful and supportive of each other.”
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt so much!  I’m only sad it wasn’t longer. I felt the course offered a very thorough overview of a lot of different areas, and the mix of online and in-house teaching was really effective.  Also, all the tutors were extremely engaging and really insightful.
I really enjoyed the course. I feel like I learned so much in such a short time.” Wes
I didn’t know what I’d think about online learning for acting but this was an amazing course. It was brilliant and I enjoyed every minute of it.”  AM

I had so much fun doing this course and I can’t believe how much I learned in such a short space of time!!  I always felt so comfortable being there!

The wisdom and experience of the tutors is so enlightening and has really sparked my interest so I am going to apply for the next 6 Month Part Time Course.

I loved how there was an opportunity to ask as many questions as we’d like. I feel more
confident in acting on screen versus theatre and I feel more relaxed in front of a camera.


I had an absolutely amazing 6 weeks,  they flew in! The tutors knowledge and experience
provided such an insight into the industry.  Thanks for a brilliant course.


I found it fantastic for anyone starting out in the industry! If you truly want to find out more
about yourself, this course was a great stepping stone.


I loved the course. It gave a great insight into the screen industry. The tutors were so interesting to listen to and were a wealth of knowledge.”

“The online part of the course has done so much for me. I have only a small bit of experience from stage acting and the information and guidance I have received so far has been of huge benefit.
Shimmy, Sarah and Dale have been exceptional in their teaching of all things acting, screen writing, script analysis, casting, self-taping to name a few. I would highly recommend this course and I will be applying for more courses at Bow Street
Melanie K

I absolutely loved the course and really looked forward to it every week! Shimmy, Sarah and Dale were all so cool and lovely and gave such great advice and tips!  I really felt like I learned a lot and built more confidence in front of the camera!  I really hope to continue in Bow street on the part time course!  Thank You Bow Street!
Dyaln C.



To apply please email a Headshot, CV (pdf or doc format) and cover letter to

DATES: 10 Weeks  (6.30pm – 9.30pm)

NEXT COURSE BEGINS: September 16th 2024

APPLICATIONS : Deadline August 26th 2024

This course usually sells out so its first come first served!


6 Week Online: €280

6 Week Online + 4 weeks in person: €425

If you don’t have a headshot a photo of yourself will do.