The Howard Fine Acting Studio is a leading international training institution, with permanent bases in Los Angeles and Melbourne. Our mission is to make you a strong, self-reliant actor able to perform at the highest levels in the industry. Founded by the multi award-winning Howard Fine, our training is accessible, demanding and rewarding.



Playing the Bard: Shakespeare in Performance is an exclusive HFAS course led by award-winning actor and director Sally McLean. In this course Sally takes actors through the processes she uses in her work, exploring how to understand Shakespeare and personalise his words.

Begins August 21, 6:30-10:30pm


Performing Solo

Hosted live via Skype from Los Angeles. This six-session course proves that everyone has a great story within them. If you'd love to produce your own work, are looking to create opportunities or simply wish to challenge yourself then this is the course for you.

Begins 18 August, 10am-12:30pm


Sample class

If you are interested in applying for any of our programs or participating in any of our courses we highly recommend attending a free sample class. The class will be a practical, hands-on introduction to the work we do and the ideas that underpin our approach to acting.

9 September, 7-9:30pm

free Sydney technique class

Based in Sydney and interested in the Howard Fine Acting Studio? Then attend our free technique class. We are proud to be increasing our commitment to our Sydney network and look forward to meeting more actors as we begin hosting free technique classes throughout the year. These practical, hands-on classes are a fast-paced introduction to some of the ideas and principles championed by the Howard Fine Acting Studio. All attendees will participate and there is absolutely no hard-sell. Participants also have the opportunity to ask questions and are encouraged to bring a 1-2 minute monologue to workshop (not mandatory).