The Screen Technician

Annual Program

The Screen Technician is the only 40 week program in Australia that arms the aspiring young filmmaker with the tools to shape a professional career within the filmmaking industries.

You will travel on a profound journey through mastering your connection to stories behind the camera while building real-world connections beyond the classroom. You will learn how to analyse scenes, tell stories through different forms and media, and harness your creativity to create impactful films that resonate with audiences.

You will shoot showreel scenes throughout some of Sydney’s most iconic locations and upload them to your online profile to showcase your journey to the world, potential employers and your family.

Our team of coaches are trained to inspire you every step of the way and through working with our original YAA syllabus, you will unveil a brave, skilful and intelligent approach towards the craft of filmmaking. As the journey continues, you will work with a crew and a team of actors to bring the script to screen. 

Working on a film set is every young filmmakers dream and over the September School Holidays you will shadow a professional crew of filmmakers and then in term 4 you will be given the opportunity create your own 5 x 1-minute TikTok series all on your smartphone. At the end of the year, you will proudly walk the red carpet alongside your castmates and celebrate your achievements with family and industry guests at our end-of-year Young Actors Awards cinema showcase. 

For a detailed insight into your journey ahead click below

Course Costs


$214 Deposit


$318 per month (gst inclusive)

for 11 months

What Do You Get

  • 40 Weeks of professional training in film production.
  • 30 hours of onset experience. 
  • Small class sizes 
  • Bridge pathways with industry coaches and work with professional equipment. 
  • Credit for your work via IMDb. 
  • Access to Industry-standard cameras, lights and equipment. 
  • Membership to Studiobinder pre-production software
  • Access to film festivals and events to develop your career. 
  • Guest speakers/masterclasses for a range of crew roles 
  • Take home all filmed footage. 
  • Showcase your films on the cinema screen to industry, families and friends.

YAA 2024 Term Calendar

Term 1 

Sunday 4th Feb 2024 –Sunday 14th April 2024

Term 2 

Sunday 5th May 2024 – Sunday 7th July 2024

Term 3

Sunday 28th July 2024 – Sunday 29th Sept 2024

Term 4

Sunday 20th Oct 2024 – Sunday 14th Dec 2024



10.00am until 1.00pm 

(3 hour class weekly throughout term dates listed above)

Age Ranges: 15yrs +


Alexandria Studio  


Maximum 16 filmmakers only 

Films are shot in the September Holiday period over 3 shoot days and in Term 4.

Preparation is undertaken in class time.

David Cuthbertson

David Cuthbertson

Designed by leading acting coach David Cuthbertson, this course has been created from 24 years of teaching, acting, directing and mentoring thousands of actors.

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