the howard fine acting studio full time course

In 2020, the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia will enter its ninth year of full 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 program available to Australian actors. Applications are now open for the 2019 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 an in depth look at the Full Time course, and scroll down if you would like to ask a question, apply or visit the main Full Time course page on our website.  

Full Time Course Gallery

"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 tools he provides, the essence of a character. He loves actors, he loves the process and he is all about the work."

Chris Pine (Wonder Woman, Star Trek, Into The Woods, Smokin' Aces, Their Finest Hour)

"Howard shook me out of a complacency I didn't even know I had and re-introduced me to the kaleidoscope of true craft, technique and possibility."

Freya Stafford (Sunshine, Newton's Law, Please Like Me, Offspring, Predestination)

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"Howard has ignited the artistic, playful child in me...forever in his debt!!!"

Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Romper Stomper, Offspring, Puberty Blues, Deep Water, Love Child, Hyde and Seek)

"...if you think you are even close to your full potential already, then this guy will really shock you..."

Jay Ryan (Top of the Lake, Offspring, Terra Nova, Beauty and the Beast)


All Full Time course study units are taught in accordance with The Studio's core set of acting principles, as outlined in Howard's book 'Fine on Acting: A Vision of the Craft.' The videos above and below were filmed during one of Howard's Melbourne Master Classes and are examples of the training that students will undertake with Howard and the other faculty members here at The Studio.

"[Howard gives] you the tools to access the extraordinary actor within yourself."

Ra Chapman (Wentworth, Neighbours, Offspring)

"I think my time at the Howard Fine Studio will be one of the most important times of my life...I think Howard is doing remarkable things for acting..."

Paul Ayre (The Justice Lease, Soul Mates, Event Zero)


Actress Alicia Banit (We Were Tomorrow, Dance Academy, Summer Heights High) talks about how training with Howard Fine helped her to rediscover her self-confidence and love of acting once again.

Multi award-winning actor Hannah Norris tells us (direct from the UK) why her notes from Howard Fine's Master Classes travel the world with her.

"It completely transformed how I approached acting...At the core of the studio is a spirit of creativity, trust and fun...It's such a wonderful community to be a part of"

Craig Hyde-Smith (Cloud Street, Stormworld, EMO the Musical)

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