Our brand new Screen Acting course is designed to be everything you didn't get at drama school. Bolster your portfolio showreel with performances from dozens of film productions over the course of the year. Work closely with film and music students to create these productions and help them crew up when you’re not in front of the camera. We firmly believe a compelling performer is grown through practice….and more practice, so you'll spend a year doing more acting than you ever thought possible. This is a contemporary acting course - one made for the increasingly ubiquitous screen.

Working in tandem with filmmakers in the Filmmaking Diploma, you’ll star in multiple film productions every week, from daily run-and-gun shoots to lengthier, more involved and professional projects. You’ll feature in short films, commercials, music videos, web series and more. Our goal is to get you on camera as much as humanly possible within a year. Forget written tests and dusty textbooks on theory - get out there and do it.

When you’re not rehearsing or on set, you’ll join workshops with working professional tutors to train your body and voice. How do you convey emotion? How do you develop a range? How do you collaborate with a director to deliver a brilliant performance? We’ll answer these questions and more together. Combined with regular feedback sessions, roundtable discussions and consultations to drive at your personal voice, your creative muscle is going to get a workout.

What is a screen, anyway? Is it the 20-meter silver screen? Is it the 20-cm screen on your phone, tablet or even wristwatch? To that we say, “yes.” As a future professional actor in the 21st century, you need to know how to perform at any size and format. What new stories can you tell with new mediums? What new frontiers can you explore as an artist in web and new media? Emerging technology changes the face of entertainment on a daily basis. Let’s get out there and conquer it.

By the end of the year, your diverse showreel will present a performer that is versatile, skilled and worldly. Nowhere else will you get so much experience packed into a single year; and all in Berlin, the city built by the rebels, the scrappers and those unafraid to do it themselves.

What makes this course unique:

  • no written assessments
  • a diverse range of screen mediums
  • a massive amount of practical experience
  • all classes delivered in English
  • you’ll come out with an impressive showreel
  • we’ll help you find an agent

Course information

TERM TIME: Sept 2018 – May 2019


dBs Screen Acting Values:

  • building skills quickly and with focus
  • challenging you to perform at the edge of your abilities
  • encouraging you to dream big and aim high
  • believing that everyone is capable of greatness
  • creating an environment where anyone can thrive and succeed
  • nurturing the individual and meeting you where you are
  • designing a course that is responsive to an ever changing industry
  • growing a community of creative talent to collaborate and work together

How is dBs Screen Acting different?

In some institutions the system taught is quite stiff, old fashioned and hierarchical, actors are

sometimes trained to focus on themselves completely and to see the crew as there primarily to

make them look good. They are taught to ignore what the crew is doing and stay focused on

themselves. There is no conversation between the actor and the crew, no real artistic


At dBs actors are trained to see and respect the creative function of each crew member and

work much more in collaboration with them to achieve a common goal. With more of a

collaborative attitude and the hierarchy broken down, actors and crew members are all artists

that have a higher level of understanding for each other's work and therefore create a better

product that all parties can be fully invested in. Our thinking and training is really organic and

although roles do exist and some form of structure is fundamental both on and off-set, we think

rigid hierarchical structure is outdated and new methods can better serve the work.

Be a part of dBs Berlin

Our team
You'll learn with our team of international tutors, soaking up their extensive industry and academic experience. Our team will provide you with the care, support and stimulation to get the most out of your time with us.

Our students
Collaborate, create and play with passionate, like-minded learners from around the world. Our international location and cohort brings a wealth of cultural & creative diversity to your experience.

Our spaces
Based in our purpose-built studios at Funkhaus you’ll be surrounded by amazing projects already in motion at the amazing filmmaking facilities!