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Terms and conditions

Terms & Conditions:

 

 

Payment:

  1. Tuition fees are to be paid on or before the due date(s) as set out in Schedule 2: Fees and Payment Options (Schedule 2) of this Enrolment Form.  
  2. If you fail to pay your tuition fees on time, The Actors Pulse reserves the right to charge a late payment fee as set out in Schedule 2, where it has been agreed by The Actors Pulse that a late payment will be accepted and you will be permitted to attend classes.
  3. If you fail to pay your tuition fees on time The Actors Pulse will issue two (2) notices advising you that your payment is overdue.  If you have not paid within three (3) working days of the second overdue notice  The Actors Pulse reserves the right to: 
    1. exclude you from a course/class until payment is received;
    2. suspend you from all courses in which you are enrolled; 
    3. place restrictions on or refuse future enrolment applications;
    4. take legal action to recover outstanding fees and associated costs.
  4. Deposits are non refundable. 
  5. All payments (eg deposits, term fees, installments), which are made by direct transfer into The Actors Pulse bank account must be clearly identified using your Surname and Initials(s) to allow identification of payment.  Failure to do this may mean you are recorded in our system as failing to pay by the due date and may result in The Actors Pulse imposing a late fee.
  6. You are liable for payment for the fees for whole term regardless of your attendance.  If you decide to leave The Actors Pulse, refunds will only be considered if you demonstrate genuine hardship (for example, if you can show hospitalization or serious illness), 
  7. Deposits made upon enrolment into a course are non transferable to another course. Should you wish to alter your class to a different course you will be required to pay a further and separate deposit.
  8. A request to transfer a payment for a particular course to a different course will only be considered by The Actors Pulse if made two (2) weeks prior to the commencement of the Term in which the courses are to be conducted.
  9. Persons enrolling in The Actors Pulse for the first time are not eligible to “Pay by Installment”. Full payment for the whole term is required from persons enrolling for the first time.

Eligibility to Enroll 

  1. Children under the age of eighteen (18) must have the written consent of their parent or guardian
  2. Acting teachers from other institutions (whether private or government) are ineligible to enroll in courses conducted by The Actors Pulse unless they inform The Actors Pulse, in writing, of the following:  where they have studied, where they have taught (and/or are currently teaching), for how long they have been teaching, what they have been teaching (and/or are currently teaching).
  3. Actors are ineligible to enroll in courses/ classes conducted by The Actors Pulse unless they inform The Actors Pulse, in writing, of the following: where they have studied, what professional work they have done, as an actor.
  4. If clauses 9 to 11 apply to you The Actors Pulse will review the information you provide and determine if your enrolment will be accepted.

Acceptance of your Enrolment 

  1. Applications for enrolment must be submitted two (2) weeks prior to commencement of the course
  2. The Actors Pulse will notify you within ten (10) days of you submitting you application form as whether or not your application has been accepted.
  3. If your application is not accepted and you have paid fees, then your fees will be refunded in full.
  4. The Actors Pulse reserves the right to refuse entry into any of its classes, courses and workshops.

Intellectual Property:

  1. The rights of all works produced by The Actors Pulse during and associated with the conduct of its business remain with The Actors Pulse, including but not limited to all material produced during face-to-face training and material recorded during online training, and/or other digital means (eg. zoom meetings)
  2. The rights of all works produced by students within The Actors Pulse courses/classes, including assessment materials, film scripts, compositions and performances remain with The Actors Pulse.
  3. The Actors Pulse is permitted to use any still image or moving image taken by The Actors Pulse or its students in any classes or from monologue nights, scene nights, fund raising and social events organised by The Actors Pulse for, but not limited to, the following:

 

  1. website/social media promotions;
  2. advertising, marketing or leaflets.
  1. If an actor or acting teacher is permitted to enroll in a course, they are not to use any materials or teaching techniques learnt through their participation in The Actors Pulse courses, for their own training and teaching purposes, whether through their association with another institution or in a private teaching capacity.  The Actors Pulse reserves all rights to protect its intellectual property.
  2. Students (whether past or present) are not permitted to disclose information about The Actors Pulse programs and teaching methods to other institutions or persons who conduct acting classes and/or industry competitors.  Failure to comply with this clause may result in:
  1. exclusion of a student from enrolment;
  2. immediate expulsion of a student who breaches this clause;
  3. legal action by The Actors Pulse.

Privacy:

  1. Students are required to comply with The Actors Pulse Privacy Policy (accessible on The Actors Pulse website or from the office). 
  2. Students are not permitted to record classes whether taught face-to-face or via online video teleconferencing platforms (eg. Zoom) or any other form of internet / video link communication. Recording includes, but is not limited to, recording using: 
  1. in-built facilities in the video teleconferencing platform and; 
  2. any other device such as a smart phone, camera, video or audio recording device. 

Failure to comply with this clause may result in:

  1. expulsion from The Actors Pulse;
  2. legal action The Actors Pulse and/or third parties...
  1. The Actors Pulse and its directors and officers will not be held liable for loss, disclosure or use of video footage and the like, which results from the actions of third parties such as other students who disregard The Actors Pulse terms, conditions and policies or “hackers”.

The Conduct and Scheduling of Classes:

  1. The Actors Pulse courses may be delivered face-to-face or entirely online and via email correspondence at the discretion The Actors Pulse.
  2. The Actors Pulse may change the duration and/or times of classes and/or terms with five (5) days written notice.
  3. If The Actors Pulse is unable to deliver a component of any of its courses, The Actors Pulse reserves the right to substitute it with a similar component. This includes, but is not limited to the tutor advertised being replaced with another tutor.
  4. The Actors Pulse reserves the right to cancel or terminate the whole or part of a course.  If the classes / courses are cancelled or terminated, The Actors Pulse will refund students the equivalent proportion of their tuition fees.  The refund will be processed within 45 days of the cancellation or termination.
  5. Public holidays are factored into the pricing structure to ensure that students are not disadvantaged should one of the classes fall on a public holiday. 
  6. Additional classes will not be conducted in lieu of classes that fall on public holidays.  Class content and scheduling takes into account public holidays. 
  7. Make up (substitute) classes will not be held if you miss camera, voice, movement, New York teen acting classes or teen voice classes.
  8. Make up (substitute) classes are not available for intermediate or advanced Meisner classes 
  9. For Beginner Meisner classes: When a student provides proper notice of an absence from a class they are entitled to an additional class in lieu of the missed class, provided the additional class is taken before the end of the term.  Failure to do the additional class in the current term means the loss of that additional class. 
  10. Intermediate Meisner students must take a minimum of two Meisner classes per week.
  11. For Meisner and Screen Acting students:  a midterm enrolment will only be accepted if you can complete nine (9) weeks consecutive tuition from the date of your first class. 
  12. For Voice and Dialect students: there are four terms per year and each term is 8 weeks long
  13. For Movement students: there are four terms per year and each term is 6 weeks long
  14. Advanced students must take a minimum of two Meisner and one screen class per week

Your Attendance and Assessment 

  1. Students are required to actively participate in all aspects of the course and submit their work for assessment on time.  Students are required to commit to putting in all reasonable effort to improve their acting skills.  The Actors Pulse will not be held responsible where a student’s lack of progress is as a result of their commitment and effort or lack thereof. 
  2. You are required to comply with and abide by The Actors Pulse Rules and Guidelines, which are accessible from The Actors Pulse office and are in The Actors Pulse First Year Journal.
  3. You should give notice of being late or absent from a class prior to the commencement of class. Failing to do so may result in a minimum of one (1) class suspension.
  4. All video submissions must be handed in on time.  If you cannot submit your work by the due date you are to advise The Actors Pulse general email address (admin@theactorspulse.com)before the due day and time. Work which is not submitted within two (2) business days of the due date will not be assessed.
  5. Assessments of your works will be provided in the following manner 
  1. class performances – real-time verbal feedback during and/or at the end of a class 
  2. self tapes – usually within one week of receiving the self tape
  3. book reports (submitted by beginner students) – as required only; and if required, then by way of verbal feedback 
  4. monologue reports (submitted by intermediate students) – as required only; and if required, then by way of verbal feedback 
  5. scene reports (submitted by intermediate students) – as required only; and if required, then by way of verbal feedback 
  1. If you choose to discontinue classes at The Actors Pulse you must give written notice at least three (3) weeks before the end of the term.  Written notice can be via email to admin@theactorspulse.com or by completing and submitting The Actors Pulse cancellation form (available from The Actors Pulse office).  If you fail to give The Actors Pulse notice as set out in this clause, The Actors Pulse will not refund tuition fees (if any would otherwise be due and owing) and may refuse an application for future enrolment.
  2. The Actors Pulse reserves the right to refuse entry into any of its classes, courses and workshops and/or to exclude students from courses (including part way through courses) if:
  1. it is determined by The Actors Pulse that a student:-
      1. has a conflict of interest with The Actor’s Pulse, or
      2. acts contrary to the interests of The Actors Pulse, or
      3. fails to accurately complete the required enrolment forms, or 
      4. fails to comply with terms, conditions and policies of The Actors Pulse, or 
  2. the relationship between the student and The Actors Pulse breaks down irretrievably, or 
  3. for any other justifiable reason, at the discretion of The Actors Pulse. 
  1. Where The Actors Pulse determines that a student is to be excluded / expelled then The Actors Pulse will refund course fees, which will not be used for the teaching of that student, on a pro rata basis, within 45 days of the student being notified of their exclusion / expulsion.

Your Contact Details: 

  1. You are required to notify The Actors Pulse of changes to your personal details.  
  2. The Actors Pulse will not be held responsible for lost or miscommunication because of your failure to provide accurate contact details and to keep such details up to date.

Terms & Conditions and Policies & Procedures 

  1. The Actors Pulse may update and change terms, conditions and policies at any time.  Updates will 
  1. be published on The Actors Pulse Website; or 
  2. be provided to you, if you are required to sign acceptance of those changed Terms & Conditions; or 
  3. be advised verbally during classes.
  1. If you do not understand any terms, conditions or policies you have an obligation to seek clarification.  Please email your questions to info@theactorspulse.com.
  2. The Actors Pulse Terms & Conditions and any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to The Terms & Conditions or their formation (including any non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales unless Commonwealth laws prevail and are applicable.

Parental / Guardian Consent (Under 18 years)

 

If enrolling student is under 18 at the time of filling in this form, a parent or guardian should complete the following:

I acknowledge that I have read this enrolment form and by accepting these terms and conditions online I agree that: 

  1. I authorise the enrolling student to participate in classes at The Actors Pulse Pty Ltd and that I will be liable for payment off all tuition fees
  2. I have explained to the student their obligations under the Terms & Conditions
  3. The student has acknowledged that he / she has understood 
  4. The student has acknowledged that he / she will comply with the Terms & Conditions as well as The Actors Pulse rules, guidelines, policies and procedures

 

 

SCHEDULE 1:  BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COURSES 

 

 

Meisner Technique

This course is based on the Meisner Technique, yet follows a unique structure that has been developed by The Actors Pulse.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.

This course is delivered either face-to-face at our studios in Redfern or via Zoom (or any other form of internet/video link communication)

The assessment for this course is set out in The Actors Pulse Rules and Guidelines.

The beginners course is suitable for actors beginner actors who what to learn a systematic approach to acting or for intermediate or advanced actors who want to polish their foundation and technique. 

The intermediate course is by invitation only and is for actors who have successfully completed the beginner course and have a strong foundation in the Meisner Technique.

The advanced course is by invitation only and is for anyone who wishes to learn a high level of story and character work and use it as a stepping-stone for professional auditions and work. 

 

Screen Acting 

This course is suitable both for newcomers to screen, and experienced actors who are ready to deepen their skills. 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.

This course is delivered either face-to-face at our studios in Redfern or via Zoom (or any other form of internet/video link communication)

The assessment for this course is usually in the last week of each term in the form of a self test or a screen test.

The beginners course is suitable for actors who want to learn how to marry their Meisner layers to their scene work at an introductory and beginner level and is incorporating your personal self in your work.

The intermediate course is by invitation only and is the next progression in incorporating story to your technique.

The advanced course is by invitation only and is the next progression in incorporating character development to your technique and professional auditions.

 

Voice and Dialect

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. 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.

This course is delivered either face-to-face at our studios in Redfern or via Zoom (or any other form of internet/video link communication)

This is an ongoing skill course with no specific assessment required.

This course is suitable for all adult actors.

 

Movement 

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.  

 

The Actors Pulse gives you the tools you need to create solid, believable characters and claim your space on the stage. 

This course is delivered either face-to-face at our studios in Redfern or via Zoom (or any other form of internet/ video link communication) or at any other location, as might be required to conduct the course. 

This is an ongoing skill course with no specific assessment required.

This course is suitable for all adult actors.

 

 

New York Teen Acting

Stories have been with us for thousands of years, enabling mankind to grow and communicate through true events and dreams. At The Actors Pulse, not only do our teens develop their instincts and confidence, they also learn to tackle the English language through acting, making them more confident and better equipped for job interviews in the future and therefore making them more employable and better versed in the English language.

This 9-week teen acting 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 Technique classes later on. 

This course is delivered either face-to-face at our studios in Redfern or via Zoom (or any other form of internet/video link communication) or at any other location, as might be required to conduct the course.

The assessment for this course is in the last week of each term via practical assessment and/or screen test or self tape.

This course is suitable for 11 – 16 year olds.

 

Teen Voice Classes 

A course designed to work with actor’s innate sense of play to develop and explore a rich and resonant voice with the rigors and framework of The Actors Pulse. The main focus of this class will be on accent work, specialty RP, standard American, Southern and Brooklyn. This course is about opening up: releasing the body, voice and imagination to develop an effective creative habit for the actor. 

This course is delivered either face-to-face at our studios in Redfern or via Zoom (or any other form of internet/video link communication)

This is an ongoing skill course with no specific assessment required.

This course is suitable for 11 – 16 year olds.

 

Meisner Technique and Screen Acting – Get the best of both worlds

Our Meisner Technique and Screen Acting course comprises two Meisner Technique classes and a Screen Acting class, making it perfect for actors interested in pursuing film, television and stage work. 

Unlike many schools that focus just on stage or screen, The Actors Pulse infuses both techniques so that they interweave and complement 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 skill set 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.

 

 

OUR TEACHING TERMS FOR 2020 ARE

 

Meisner Technique and Screen Acting Terms

Term

Commences in Week Starting

Ends On 

Term 1 

Monday 27Jan 2020 

Saturday 28 March 2020

Term 2

Monday 30 March 2020 

Saturday 30 May 2020

Term 3

Monday 8 June 2020 

Saturday 8 August 2020

Term 4

Monday 10 August 2020 

Saturday 10 October 2020

Term 5

Monday 12 October 2020 

Saturday 12 December 2020

 

Voice & Dialect Terms

Term

Commences in Week Starting

Ends On 

Term 1 

Monday 3 February 2020 

Monday 23 March 2020

Term 2

Monday 30 March 2020 

Monday 25 May 2020

Term 3

Monday 27 July 2020 

Monday 14 September 2020

Term 4

Monday 12 October 2020 

Monday 12 December 2020

 

Movement Terms

Term

Commences in Week Starting

Ends On 

Term 1 

Tuesday 17 March 2020 

Tuesday 21 April 2020

Term 2

Tuesday 5 May 2020 

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Term 3

Tuesday 23 June 2020 

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Term 4

Tuesday 11 August 2020 

Tuesday 15 September 2020

 

NYTAC Terms

Term

Commences in Week Starting

Ends On 

Term 1 

Monday 3 February 2020 

Saturday 4 April 2020

Term 2

Monday 27 April 2020 

Saturday 4 July 2020

Term 3

Monday 27 July 2020 

Saturday 26 September 2020

Term 4

Monday 12 October 2020 

Saturday 12 December 2020

 

 

SCHEDULE 2:  FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

 

 

Deposit for all Term 1 Courses 

means the single deposit which is payable for all courses, into which you are accepted, on/or before the Term 1 Deposit Due Date as set out on the following page 

Deposit for Terms 2 to Terms 4/5, if payment is by installment

means the deposit which is payable for Terms 2 to 4 or Terms 2 to 5 (as applicable) (hereafter, Term 2-5 Deposits) if you elect to pay your fees by installment.  The Deposit Due Dates for the Term 2-5 Deposits are listed on the following page. These deposits are payable for each course for each term that you elect to pay by installment and is included in the full course fees.  

Deposit Due Date 

means the date(s) by which deposits for all terms are payable, as set out on the following page 

Early Bird Fees:

means the discounted price, payable if you chose to pay the fees for the whole term, as a single payment, by the Early Bird Payment Due Dates set out on the following page. 

Full Course Fees

means the fees payable per course per term as set out below.  These fees are inclusive of the deposit which is payable by the Deposit Due Date.  The balance of the fees is payable in either two (2) or three (3) fortnightly installments, commencing week 1 of each term.  A payment structure for each course is available from The Actors Pulse office.

Late Payment Fee:

means the additional fee of $25.00 which is payable if you do not pay your fees by the due date.  The late payment fee is applied for to each course for each late payment.  For example:

  • If you are enrolled in one (1) course and you are late paying one instalment, then one late payment fee is charged (being $25)
  •  If you are enrolled in one (1) course and you are late paying your first instalment, a late payment fee of $25 is charged; then, if you are late paying your second instalment, a further late fee of $25 is charged (so a total of $50 in late fees).
  •  If you are enrolled in two (2) courses and you are late paying your first instalment for both courses,  then two late payment fees are charged (being $50); if you are late paying your second instalment for both courses, a further late fee of $50 is charged (so a total of $100 in late fees)

Pulse Member 

means any student enrolled in any of The Actors Pulse courses 

Pulse Premium Member 

means any student who is enrolled two (2) or more Meisner Classes plus a Screen Acting Class.  Pulse Premium Members receive special discounted pricing (the Pulse Premium Price)

 

 

TUITION / CLASS FEES

 

Meisner Technique – Beginner level

 

Early Bird – Price per term 

Full Price – Price per term  

(Deposit of $200 by Due Date; Balance in 3 x fortnightly installments starting week 1 of each term)

 

 

 

 

1 class/wk

$545

1 class/wk

$610

2 classes/wk

$750

2 classes/wk

$825

3 classes/wk

$1060

3 classes/wk

$1155

4 classes/wk

$1350

4 classes/wk

$1445

 

Meisner Technique – Intermediate level

 

Early Bird – Price per term 

Full Price – Price per term 

(Deposit of $200 by Due Date; Balance in 3 x fortnightly installments starting week 1 of each term)

 

 

 

 

2 classes/wk

$795

2 classes/wk

$870

3 classes/wk

$1100

3 classes/wk

$1190

4 classes/wk

$1400

4 classes/wk

$1485

 

Meisner Technique – Advanced level

 

Early Bird – Price per term 

Full Price – Price per term 

(Deposit of $200 by Due Date; Balance in 3 x fortnightly installments starting week 1 of each term)

 

 

 

 

2 classes/wk

$990

2 classes/wk

$1090

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen Acting – Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced levels

 

 

Early Bird – Price per term 

Full Price – Price per term

(Deposit of $150 by Due Date; Balance in 3 x fortnightly installments starting week 1 of each term)

 

 

 

 

1 classes/wk

$660

1 classes/wk

$710

2 classes/wk

$1290

2 classes/wk

$1390

 

 

 

 

Pulse Premium Member Pricefor Screen Acting Courses(when you enroll in two (2) Meisner Technique Courses + a Screen Acting Course):

 

 

 

Early Bird – Price per term 

Full Price – Price per term

(Deposit of $150 by Due Date; Balance in 3 x fortnightly installments starting week 1 of each term)

 

 

 

 

1 classes/wk

$455

1 classes/wk

$495

2 classes/wk

$890

2 classes/wk

$970

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voice & Dialect 

 

Early Bird – Price per term 

Full Price – Price per term

(Deposit of $130 by Due Date; Balance in 2 x fortnightly installments starting week 1 of each term)

 

 

 

 

1 classes/wk

$470

1 classes/wk

$520

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movement

 

Early Bird – Price per term 

Full Price – Price per term

(Deposit of $180 by Due Date; Balance in 2 x fortnightly installments starting week 1 of each term)

 

 

 

 

1 classes/wk

$520

1 classes/wk

$560

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUE DATES FOR PAYMENTS

 

Payment of Deposits - Deposit Due Dates

 

Term 1 2020

Saturday 23 November 2019

Term 2 2020

Saturday 14th March 2020

Term 3 2020

Saturday 16th May 2020

Term 4 2020

Saturday 25th July 2020

Term 5 2020

Saturday 26th September 2020

 

Early Bird Payment Details and Due Dates

 

If you wish to take advantage of the Early Bird Price then full payment is to be made on or before the following dates:

 

Term 1 2020

Wednesday 8th January 2020 (a deposit for each course is to be paid by 28th Nov 2019)

Term 2 2020

Saturday 14th March 2020

Term 3 2020

Saturday 16th May 2020

Term 4 2020

Saturday 25th July 2020

Term 5 2020

Saturday 26th September 2020

 

If you opt to pay the Early Bird Payment and you do not pay by the due date you can either:

  1. Pay the Full Price in full before the commencement of the term; or 
  2. Pay the Full Price by a deposit and fortnightly installments 

 

Full Price – Paid by Installments

 

You may pay the full course price in fortnightly installments. Under this option: 

  1. You pay a deposit for each course before the commencement of the term by the Deposit Due Dates (above)
  2. You make fortnightly payments starting week one (1) of the Term. A payment structure is available from The Actors Pulse office. 

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