Live & Interactive Online Meisner Technique and Meisner for Screen Acting Classes 

 
The acting industry is continuously evolving. At The Actors Pulse we are too, which is why we are now offering our Live & Interactive Online Meisner Technique and Meisner for Screen Acting Classes. The classes are facilitated via online video, giving students a perfect balance of Theatre and Screen acting education and experience. 
 
For a while now, the performing arts have been using self-tapes. The need to learn to act and act well from your own home is more imperative now than it has ever been. 
 
Unlike many schools that focus just on stage or screen, The Actors Pulse infuses both techniques so that they symbiotically compliment each other, giving you flexibility and leaving you with a well-equipped skills toolkit for the future.  
 
Over the last two decades, The Actors Pulse has been developing an accomplished blend of Meisner Technique and Screen Acting Classes, giving actors a well-established system, to produce and reproduce memorable performances.
 

Benefits of our online classes: 

  • Perfect screen acting storytelling techniques through dynamic exercises designed to prepare you for the unexpected.
  • Our online classes allow you to learn, act and perform from the comfort of your own home. 
  • Classes are accessible anywhere in the world, giving you the opportunity to act alongside people both nationwide and internationally. 
  • We provide flexible study options for you to learn at your own pace, giving you the ability to choose to learn Meisner technique, Screen or a combination of both. Design your own learning experience.
  • Learn how to create a truthful performance, working from the page to the screen.

The online courses include all the materially covered in our practical onsite classes, with the added bonus inclusion of self tests, physical blocking and storytelling for screen lessons. Due to COVID-19, our onsite classes are currently paused with our Live and Interactive Online Meisner Technique and Meisner for Screen Acting classes currently on offer. 

What kind of classes are you looking for?

Online 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. 
 
Online 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): $545  Monday 3pm - 6pm 
2 classes/wk - (paid upfront): $750 Monday 7pm - 10pm
3 classes/wk - (paid upfront): $1060 Wednesday 10:30am - 1:30pm
4 classes/wk - (paid upfront): $1350 Wednesday 3pm - 6pm
  Wednesday 7pm - 10pm
  Saturday 11am - 2pm
 

Online 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): $455  Wednesday 3pm - 6pm
(with 2 or more Meisner classes) Wednesday 7pm - 10pm
1 class/wk - (paid upfront): $660 Thursday 3pm - 6pm
2 classes/wk - (paid upfront): $890  Thursday 7pm - 10pm
(with 2 or more Meisner classes)  
2 classes/wk - (paid upfront): $1290  
 

Online 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): $1205
 

Online 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): $470
 

Online Movement Classes

Define your physical presence

Physical Movement:

Throughout the course students will be doing warm up exercises, games and improvisations. They will be creating etudes, characters and scenes and presenting them to the class. All work is practical and involves a lot of creativity and imagination. Course is designed to help students learn what their bodies are capable of, loosen up and use their physicality as a tool in their acting and character creation.

Term 1: is entirely dedicated to mime and development of ability to create physical illusion and operate in illusionary world through movement of the body.  Students explore the principles of Gesture and Physical Action, to gain a deeper understanding of its application in practical theatre work based on the teachings of Ethienne Decroux as well as application of classical mime “alphabet” as taught by and Ethienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau.

Mime work will continue throughout the entire 4 terms.

Tools of the Trade:

As student’s movement ability develops, they are introduced to various tools of the trade.

Term 2: is dedicated to identifying, understanding and learning to use various movement concepts and tools, such as Neutral Mask and Character Mask. Students explore and understand how Expressive Masks structure and simplify the playing style by delegating to the body the job of expressing their essential attitudes and character.

Students will be introduced to Point of Movement, Balance, Body in Physical Storytelling and to the concept of Psychophysical State of the Body: 

Term 3: is continuation of work in term 2. More tools of trade are introduced such as red nose – smallest mask in the world, Theatrical Clown work – Red Clown/White Clown. Students will examine and discuss Commedia Del Arte (no physical work is scheduled on Commedia), concept of “from oneself” “against oneself”, use of color, movement, costume, sound in creation of a character. 

Term 4: is putting it all together. Students will be creating their characters, consolidating their new storytelling skills and devising their own End of Course individual and group performance.

Class duration & schedule:
Tuesday 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Each term runs for 6 weeks
 
Price per term:
1 class/wk - (paid upfront): $490
 

Online 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.
 
Now available as Live & Interactive Online Acting Classes, young actors can continue learning the craft of acting while at home and from anywhere in the world. 
  • 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 11:30am - 1pm
 
Price per term:
1 class/wk for 9 weeks (paid upfront) $340
2 classes/wk for 9 weeks (paid upfront) $610