Professional Actor Studio

Term Classes 8 weeks

Brave Studios’ Professional Actor Studio provides advanced acting classes for professional actors and advanced-level graduates. These Advanced Acting classes run weekly, challenging acting students to keep skills active and fresh.

Students will be working with many diverse, demanding and challenging scenes. Your Acting coach will direct and challenge you to find your truth in the scene, get rid of any obstacles in the way and make sure you are always fighting for what you want.

This is an advanced acting course for the more experienced actor wanting to meet with his/her blocks and/or limitations, get out of their comfort zone and who are determined to overcome and gain a deeper knowledge into themselves and their craft. By participating in the professional Actor Studio, actors are given the platform and skills to let go and trust themselves to dive even further into their truth.

Acting coach, Actor, Writer and Director Damian Walshe-Howling has been teaching Advanced actors at Brave Studios for over 10 years. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his experience within the Film and TV industry that spans over two decades. He is passionate about the craft of Acting and works with each individual to bring out their most truthful and powerful performance. He encourages actors to make bold choices and dive into the unknown to get out of ones head and be in the moment.

In the final week, you will have the chance to test your skills in a workshop with one of Australia’s top Casting Directors or Director.

Previous casting directors have been Lou Mitchell from Maura Fay Casting, Thea McLeod from McLeod Casting, Nick Hamon from Nick Hamon Casting, Rosie Traynor from Chameleon Casting and Jane Norris from Jane Norris Casting. Previous Directors include Scott MajorHeartbreak High, Riptide & Neighbours, and Frank LetittoWog Boys forever & Growing Up Smith. This is an exciting opportunity for you to gain straight feedback on your auditions, and feel more comfortable in the room to nail your next casting!

If you are an actor needing to be challenged further to move forward in your work, this is the perfect acting course for you.
This course is designed as an actors workout that actors can re-visit again and again to keep skills fresh and the actor challenged. 

Course will cover:

  • Challenging scene-work
  • Performing your scene every week
  • Small class sizes to ensure you get the attention you deserve- max 14
  • To find your truth and strength as an actor
  • Strengthening your connection with other actors.
  • Work through your personal blocks to get to the truth of a scene
  • Clear bad habits
  • Connect to the truth of the scene, and finding the character within yourself.
  • Find the right beats and actions within a scene to determine what you want the other character to do, think, or feel in that moment and try to affect a change in the other person.
  • Final week screentest with one of Australia’s leading Casting Directors

What you walk away with:

  • All students receive a link to view scenes filmed in class, via Brave Studios’ Vimeo page for self-critiquing in your own time.

Strong Command of the English language

Students will be dealing with difficult concepts that require an advanced level of English language comprehension. Therefore, it is imperative that all students have a strong command of English. Please feel free to discuss this with one of our staff at Brave Studios should you need clarification.

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Applications & Pre-requisites

*Entrance to Course via application only

  • Applicants assessed via Showreel or audition at Brave Studios with one of the Acting School Directors.
  • Applicants must be working professionally within the Film and TV industry

Strong command of the English Language

Students will be dealing with difficult concepts that require an advanced level of English language comprehension. Therefore, it is imperative that all students have a strong command of English as there will be constant reading and learning of text. Please feel free to discuss this with one of our staff at Brave Studios should you need clarification.



Dates & Times

Term 3 Dates 2024 

Damian Walshe-Howling
Wednesday DAY
24th July – 11th September


Damian Walshe-Howling
Wednesday EVENING
7.00pm – 10.30pm
24th July – 11th September








$605.00 inc GST

Please note a deposit of $150 is required to secure your position in this course.


Brave Studios
Studio #33a
33/91 Moreland St,
Footscray 3011




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