The Young Screen Actor + Filmmaker is the only 40 week program in Australia that arms the aspiring young actor with the tools to shape a professional career within the screen and filmmaking industries.

The Young Screen Actor + Filmmaker is the only program for 12yrs to 14yrs in Australia that arms the aspiring young actor with the tools to act up a storm, make lifelong friends, learn from the industry’s leading coaches and build a 20 minute short film for the cinema screen.

You will travel on a fun and educational adventure with your new acting friends and master your connection to the truth of the moment in front of and behind the camera. Your coaches are all trained to inspire you every step of the way and our YAA Screen Acting syllabus has been created to unveil a brave, skilful and playful approach towards the craft of acting and filmmaking. 

Each year Young Actors Assembly commissions a professional script writer to produce a library of scenes that aim to educate and inspire you with original ideas. You will learn how to memorise, rehearse and shoot showreel scenes inside and outside the studio and your footage is uploaded to your secure online profile to showcase your journey to family and friends at home.

Working on a film set is every young actor’s dream and over 3 days of the September School Holidays you will work with a professional crew of filmmakers, build real world connections and act up a storm in your own short film! 

In December you will proudly walk along the red carpet with your cast mates and celebrate your achievements on the big screen 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 screen acting and 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.
  • Yearly acting masterclasses in screen acting, casting techniques, voice and physicality.
  • Take home all filmed footage.
  • Access to our YAA script vault.
  • Opportunity to star in other Young Actors Assembly class films. 

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



10.00 am until 1.00pm 

(3 hour class weekly throughout term dates listed above)

Age Ranges: 12-14yrs

Alexandria Studio  

Maximum 16 actors only 

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

Rehearsals are 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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Young Actors Assembly acknowledges the original storytellers, the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as the nation’s first inhabitants and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.