the howard fine acting studio full time course

In 2017, the Howard Fine Acting Studio:Australia will enter its sixth year of operation, in which time it has established itself as one of Australia's leading actor training institutions. The Howard Fine Acting Studio's Full Time course is arguably the most unique and intensive one-year training course available to Australian actors. Applications are now open for the 2017 course. On this page, you will find examples of Howard leading the training here in Australia, video testimonials from past students and a photo gallery (featuring classes and images of faculty). Please enjoy taking a more in depth look at the Full Time course, and scroll down if you would like to ask a question, apply or return to our Full Time course page on our website.  

All Full Time course study units are taught in accordance with The Studio's core set of acting principles, based on those taught by Howard Fine, and outlined in his book 'Fine on Acting: A Vision of the Craft.' The above video was filmed at one of Howard's Melbourne Master Classes and is an example of the training that students will undertake with Howard and the other faculty members.

In this video, Howard Fine discusses the importance of 'place'. The Studio has an extensive array of props and set pieces to allow students to create place for their scene work.

HFAS faculty member and head of the Full Time course Marilyn McIntyre discusses the difference between an actor rushing and a character in a class at the Melbourne studio. 

This gallery contains images of students and faculty at work during the Full Time course, it features some of the Studio's facilities, including furniture and props available for student use, as well as our newly renovated theatre. 

If you’re serious about having a career in the industry, you need to train with the best of the best, and you need to have a solid technique. This is where you learn that technique.
— Shane Savage (Full Time graduate, Chris & Josh)
The Howard Fine Acting Studio has an extraordinary faculty, training actors in techniques that are career changing. This incomparable team offers technique-driven training with genuine commitment and passion, and a true love for the craft and the growth of the students.
— Sarah Hallam (Full Time graduate, Neighbours, Rush, City Homicide)

2013 graduate and Neighbours actress Sabeena Manalis discusses what is unique and beneficial about the Full Time course. 

Some of our graduates discuss their experience training as part of the Full Time course. 

‘When I first met Howard Fine he told me his job was to make the actor a self-sufficient artist. His great skill is the joy he takes in watching you discover, with the tool he provides, the essence of a character. He loves actors, he loves the process and he is all about the work.
— Chris Pine (Star Trek, Unstoppable, Somkin' Aces)

Do you have a question about the Full Time course? Submit your enquiry via the form below and one of our team members will get back to you soon. 

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Howard Fine aims to strengthen you, the actor, so you can have confidence, knowledge and vision to work freely and truthfully from within. He provides you with the tools needed to become a unique, self-sufficient artist. If you think you are even close to your full potential already then this guy will really shock you.
— Jay Ryan (Offspring, Neighbours, The Tribe, Terra Nova)

To apply for the 2017 Full Time course or read about it further, click below to be taken back to our main website.