The Actors Pulse is the leading Meisner school in the southern hemisphere, providing an unparalleled depth and richness of training. At The Actors Pulse we offer a wide range of courses that cover film, stage, television, voice and movement. 
 
We know that life can be busy: which is why we offer a range of different programs to choose from: both part-time and full-time, with flexible class times that allow you to work around other commitments like work, high school or college. 
 
All courses are delivered face-to-face in a layered modular format that allows you to progress at your own pace, build on your previous learnings and grow naturally. 

Ready to find your inner voice? Explore the courses below or get in touch to discuss the best options for you. 

What kind of classes are you looking for?

Meisner Technique

Power your imagination with discipline, freedom and creativity

Recognised as the best possible foundation for an acting career, the Meisner Technique is one of the most respected in the industry. Meisner-trained actors are well respected and sought after for their instinctive performances, unique characters and flexible, adaptable acting styles.
  • Explore and strengthen your imagination and improvisational skills
  • Develop your emotional range and ability to affect another person
  • Explore and develop skills to tell stories through performance
  • Learn how to create believable and truthful characters
  • Bring truth and integrity to your work, to enable a compelling performance
  • Benefit from stage, film and television techniques.
  • Build the skills that allow you to confidently approach any material
  • Learn how to make the script work, for successful auditions 
The Actors Pulse gives you the opportunity to study at the leading Meisner school in the southern hemisphere. 
 
On-site course
Part time
3 levels: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
 
Beginners:
Building a foundation; not just technically but emotionally and spiritually as well. The unique foundation exercises in the Meisner technique carefully build the world around you without damaging what’s unique about you. 
 
Intermediate:
Now the solid foundation has been built we focus on a deeper connection with the imaginary world. We explore the text using your own fantasies and desires to bring an inner life to the text that is truly your own. 
 
Advanced:
We focus on the story and the characters that live within those walls. It is our job as actors to honour the writing.  Sanford Meisner referred to this as building the banks of the river and the inner life of the character is the water. Leading up to advanced, as actors we deal with the water, its turbulence and quantity and now in advanced we build the banks and live within it. 
 
Price per term: Class duration & schedule:
1 class/wk - (paid upfront): $520  Monday 3pm - 6pm 
2 classes/wk - (paid upfront): $715 Monday 7pm - 10pm
3 classes/wk - (paid upfront): $1020 Wednesday 10:30am - 1:30pm
4 classes/wk - (paid upfront): $1310 Wednesday 3pm - 6pm
  Wednesday 7pm - 10pm
  Saturday 11am - 2pm
 

Screen Acting

Get a head start in the competitive world of screen. 

This course is suitable both for newcomers to screen, and experienced actors who are ready to deepen their skills. 
  • Build momentum with screen acting experience and character development techniques
  • Get prepared with auditioning advice and practice
  • Develop compelling, memorable demo reel scenes
  • Establish your personal brand
  • Build a strategic plan to target casting directors and agents
Using the principals of the Meisner Technique we help you break down scenes for story and character, to deliver your character with integrity and conviction; helping you build a solid set of skills, boost your on-camera presence, inner life and confidence. 
 
Screen classes are uniquely structured so you learn to audition consistently well. Whatever the genre or role, you will have the skills to effectively break down scripts and bring stories to life. Based on the Meisner Technique and the Scott Sedita System, you will hone skills including cold reading, self-taping and American Sit-Com. 
 

Truthful acting for the screen

This course combines technique with story and character development and allows you to benefit from our unique layered approach, where each layer of character-building is developed step-by-step until you’re able to instinctively connect with your character and the journey they’re on. Resulting in truthful, authentic acting that will instantly set you apart from others in auditions and on jobs. 
 
Price per term: Class duration & Schedule
1 class/wk - (paid upfront): $445  Wednesday 3pm - 6pm
(with 2 or more Meisner classes) Wednesday 7pm - 10pm
1 class/wk - (paid upfront): $645 Thursday 3pm - 6pm
2 classes/wk - (paid upfront): $890  Thursday 7pm - 10pm
(with 2 or more Meisner classes)  
2 classes/wk - (paid upfront): $1290  
 

Meisner Technique & Screen Acting

Get the best of both worlds

Our Meisner Technique and Screen Acting course comprises two Meisner classes and an on-screen acting class, making it perfect for actors interested in pursuing film, television and stage work. 
  • Receive a well-rounded training program in film and stage: get the best of both worlds
  • Nurture and develop your own unique acting style with the Meisner Technique
  • Develop compelling, memorable demo reel scenes
  • Build a strategic plan to target casting directors and agents
  • Explore and strengthen your imagination and improvisational skills
  • Bring truth and integrity to your work, to enable a compelling performance
  • Benefit from stage, film and television techniques
  • Learn how to make the script work, for successful auditions
Unlike many schools that focus just on stage or screen, The Actors Pulse infuses both techniques so that they interweave and compliment each other, giving you flexibility and leaving you well-equipped for the future.  
 
When combined with the Meisner Technique classes, this class will give you a complete skillset that gives you a true edge; to not only be real in the moment but also organically build the scene until it hits its climax. As an actor you will be able to experience the character's journey and allow the audience to share in that experience as well.
 
Class duration: 
9 hours per week, comprising of 2 Meisner classes and 1 screen acting class per week
 
Price per term:
3 classes/wk (paid upfront): $1160 
 

Voice and Dialect Course

Find the power of your voice

Your voice is one of your strongest instruments. This course shows you how to connect with your voice and manipulate it to create a truthful, compelling experience.
  • Express emotions powerfully through your voice
  • Master regional accents, adapt to varied characters
  • Learn breathing techniques to amplify and project your voice in different environments
  • Become aware of where your voice gets ‘blocked’ and learn voice-freeing exercises
  • Understand your breathing muscles and how to use them for resonance and vocal colour
  • Express yourself with clarity and articulation
  • Opportunities to master sight reading, voice overs and monologues
Our voice department uses an instinctive and structured approach to understanding and freeing your own voice. Our voice classes work your own innate sense of play to develop and explore a rich and resonant voice, releasing your body, voice and imagination to develop the most effective creative habits.
 
Courses are available for beginner and advanced students. 
 
Class duration & schedule:
Monday 12pm - 2pm
 
Price per term:
1 class/wk - (paid upfront): $455
 

Movement

Define your physical presence

Your physical presence is a huge part of your acting toolkit. Knowing how to move on stage and for the screen can help you truly command a character as well as adding interest and movement.  
  • Enjoy freedom, strength and versatility
  • Learn how to transform the rhythms of your body
  • Create precise, powerful characters
  • Enhance your visual environment 
The Actors Pulse gives you the tools you need to create solid, believable characters and claim your space on the stage. 
 
Class duration & schedule:
Thursday 12pm - 2pm
 
Price per term:
1 class/wk - (paid upfront): $485
 

New York Teen Acting Classes

Build your acting repertoire early on

This 9-week course is aimed at young actors from 11-16 years old, who aspire to a professional career. It is a standalone course in its own right as well as a pathway into adult Meisner classes later on.
  • Creatively learn how to act for stage and screen
  • Engage in a professional, real acting course
  • Focus and nourish your imagination
  • Learn how to bring a story to life
  • Bring confidence, truth and realism to your performance
  • Deliver a performance that is natural, real and engaging to watch
  • Get footage of your filmed class work to download and keep
Class duration & schedule:
Friday 4:30pm - 6pm
Saturday 9:30am - 11am
Saturday 11:30am - 1pm
 
Price per term:
1 class/wk for 9 weeks (paid upfront) $320
2 classes/wk for 9 weeks (paid upfront) $590
3 classes/wk for 9 weeks (paid upfront) $760
 

Teen Voice

Learn how to use your voice

Want to be an actor? Your voice is one of your most important assets. This course is aimed at young actors from 11-16 years old, who want to use their voice in a more powerful way.
  • Learn how to use your voice to express emotions
  • Learn different accents to suit your characters
  • Understand how you breathe and how to strengthen your voice
  • Get yourself heard with a clear, strong voice
The Actors Pulse voice classes are a fun, effective, way to develop your voice in a way that will help you stand out from the rest.
 
Class duration & schedule:
Saturday 2pm - 3:30pm
 
Price per term:
1 class/wk for 9 weeks $350