Film Academy
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the acting studio at filmtech
Filmtech offers 6-week classes and 10-week semester-long intensive acting programs designed to train both beginning and experienced actors. Our programs are designed to provide significant training in acting technique, and reinforce and advance acting skills through scene study and workshop exercises. Each class or program is offered on weekends or evenings to provide for those who work or go to school during the week.


An intensive 30-hour course, this program is designed for the beginning actor who wants to learn the fundamentals of acting. Learn the theory and practice of acting using improvisation exercises, scene work and the Meisner process. Students build an understanding of active listening, connection, and comfort in performance. The goal of the program is to introduce the student to actor training methods and how to build a character. 

Instructor: Staff. 10 Sessions
ACTFOUND: Tuesdays, 7-10 PM
Tuition: $595

This 30-hour program is for those with some acting experience or training who want to develop acting skills specifically tailored for screen work, including film, TV and commercial work. Students explore practical techniques for preparing for work in the field and exercises designed to sharpen awareness of the special requirements of screen acting.  The program uses scene work, the on-camera interview, monologue training and commercial copy, and exposes the student to the practical experiences of working with a casting director and preparing for auditions.

Instructor: Staff. 10 Sessions
ACTSCR:  Mondays, 7-10 PM
Tuition: $595


Designed especially for 13-17-year-olds, this class uses monologue and scene readings to teach introductory acting techniques, relaxing and feeling comfortable in front of the camera, character and scene development. Students work with one another to memorize scenes, learn improvisation and have fun while acting.

Instructor: Staff. 6 Sessions
TEENINTRO: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM
Tuition: $375

If you've always wanted to learn how to act for fun or want to start going on auditions, this class will get you started on the fundamentals of acting techniques. The workshop class uses scene readings, memorization and improvisation to get you comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. You learn scene development, sense memory, dramatic arc, and how to identify and develop a character's psychological motivation.

Instructor: Staff. 6 Sessions
ADULTINTRO: Mondays, 7-10 PM
Tuition: $375

If you have some acting experience or training and want to further develop your skills, this is the class for you. With a focus on acting for the screen, the intermediate class teaches you to identify and express the emotional arc of a scene, and conceptualize and develop a character's psychological and emotional motivation. In a workshop setting, you work with the instructor to delve deeper into techniques of emotional expression, control and flexibility, and develop the actor's "toolbox" to have the skills to be able to deliver the performance the director wants.

Instructor: Staff. 6 Sessions
INTERMEDIATE: Tuesdays, 7-10 PM
Tuition: $375
You can pay for a Filmtech course online using Paypal, by calling our Registration Office at 215-313-0123 to pay with a credit card, or by check.
Make checks payable to Media Enterprises LLC and send to:

2019 S. Juniper St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19148

Please complete your registration on our Registration page. Your registration is not complete until full payment is received by the school.  Registration must be completed and payment made at least two weeks before the start of class.


All students must be 18 years of age by the date of the first class, except for those courses specifically offered for younger students. Waivers to this policy may be made at the discretion of Filmtech. Attendance of all class sessions is critical to getting the full educational value out of a class. For this reason, a Certificate of Completion will be awarded only to students who attend at least 70% of class hours. All works created by Filmtech students in conjunction with a Filmtech course are the property of the student. However, Filmtech reserves the right to use the work for marketing and promotional purposes.


No tuition will be refunded fewer than 7 days before the start of a class. Filmtech reserves the right to cancel any class before it starts due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.