Acting for Film : The Art of Performance
Acquire the real world experience and professional technique needed to perform at the highest level with authenticity.
Seattle Film Institute’s Undergraduate Acting for Film Concentration provides thorough, rigorous training designed to develop students’ individual talent and provide the tools, experience and discipline necessary for a successful film acting career.
Through an integrated, project-based curriculum, students expand their emotional range and achieve the ability to communicate truthfully within a scene. Over the course of the program, students acquire the real-world experience and professional technique needed to perform at the highest artistic level, while negotiating the technical demands and logistical concerns of a film shoot.
Students complete a 5th quarter capstone project working with classmates from all of our other disciplines in a truly unique and collaborative experience that readies them for real world career work in the entertainment industry.
• Faculty comprised of working professionals
• Students work on a variety of projects in multiple formats (film, HD, digital video)
• Performance showcases with industry professionals.
• Opportunities to network and collaborate with SFI Filmmaking and Producing students
• Acting & Scene Study
• Acting for the Camera
• Audition Technique
• Script Analysis
• Voice & Speech
• Movement for Actors
• Set Protocol
• The Business of Film Acting
• Students graduate with professional quality head shots, demo reel and resume
• Audition workshops with professional casting directors
• Professional quality capstone projects of up to feature length
Bachelor of Arts | Certificate:
Filmmaking | Acting for Film | Motion Graphics & Visual FX | Sound Design & Recording Arts | Interdisciplinary Studies
Careers & Internships
Our students gain valuable professional experience and contacts through our internship and career placement program. Whether it’s in Los Angeles with Toby Maguire Entertainment or here in Seattle with Microsoft or Screaming Flea (Hoarders), our internships provide that critical first professional know-how that is crucial to starting your career in film.
At SFI, you’ll get the skills and education, as well the important job placement assistance you need to start your career in the film industry.
Through the internship program, I was able to work on an independent feature film three days after moving to LA. I not only learned what it is like to work on a real production, but the connections I made from that one internship have now given me eight other job opportunities; and led to my being hired to direct an independent feature film. The internship program has made a world of difference in my life.
Life in Seattle
Our regional airline Alaska Air has grown and now flies internationally. You can fly almost anywhere directly from SeaTac airport, including Reykjavik.