This course is designed for future actors, filmmakers and camera men, planning their international careers in the film industry.

Students learn practical filmmaking skills and have access to professional digital editing software.

It also includes visits to local iconic film locations, studios, and other industry related venues, and visits from guest speakers such as actors, directors and cinematographers. All this right in the heart of Hollywood — the film capital of the world.

The course will take place at Kings College in Los Angeles (in the heart of Hollywood). At Kings you're right in the heart of the action. The school is just a few minutes' walk from a huge variety of entertainment venues and attractions. So, in your free time, or as part of organised activities and excursions, it's easy to go out and have fun.

School facilities

  • Production Equipment, including Canon DSLR Cameras and Shotgun microphones
  • Mac based editing suite, fully equipped with professional film editing software
  • BBQ and outdoor dining
  • Well-equipped, spacious classrooms
  • Interactive whiteboardsр
  • Student common room with TV and video
  • Light and spacious reception area
  • Free email and internet
  • Huge variety of local cafes and food outlets in the area

Course structure and content

Skills developed

1. Language:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Speaking
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation

2. Film studies

Knowledge of specialist subjects as listed below

3. Practical and creative skills

Managing the creation of a short film or documentary


1. Development of contemporary cinema

  • A thorough study of contemporary film making, including vocabulary, with an opportunity to put it into practice during two production cycles each term.
  • Students look at story structure, how to write a script, and learn the most up-to-date film practice.

2. History of Hollywood: From the 1920s to the present day

3. Acting foundations

  • Life-study observations
  • Improvisation techniques
  • Techniques for role preparation

4. Acting for the camera

  • Methods and techniques for film acting
  • Angles, working within a frame, playing according to the size of shot

5. Script development

  • Concept development
  • Screen plays, shorts film and documentaries

6. Production/post production

  • Filming techniques: cinematic framing and lighting
  • Video editing techniques and practice

7. Creative film project

Group work which forms part of a student’s portfolio. Past projects include romantic comedy shorts, music videos, video diaries, and thriller or horror short films. The best film will be named at a special awards ceremony.

Included in the price:

  • 12-week course "English Plus Film" in Kings Los Angeles
  • 28 lessons per week (21 hours)
  • 12-week accommodation in Cessil Apartments or Cessil Residence (if under 18, extra fee)
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
  • Teaching materials and use of coursebook
  • Visits to film locations, studios and other industry related venues.
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Access to ClassMate online learning
  • Wireless internet in College
  • Two free social activities per week
  • End-of-course certificate

Key facts

  • Minimum level: Pre-Intermediate (B1)
  • Duration: 12 недель
  • 28 hours per week

Learning outcomes

  • Fluency in all main areas of English
  • Development of specialised film knowledge
  • Practical experience of filmmaking

The course suits you if:

  • Your level is between Pre-Intermediate (B1) and Advanced (C2)
  • You plan to become an actor/actress, film director or camera operator


Every student will be issued a school certificate indicating the level achieved during the course


Accommodation in Cassil Apartments is included in the price. If you are under 18 choose On-campus Cassil Residential Apartments.

Cassil Apartments

Conveniently located directly opposite the main Kings Los Angeles teaching building, the Cassil Apartments consist of twin rooms housed within communal living units. Each twin room has a kitchen, living and dining area and an en-suite bathroom with shower/bath tub.


  • 5 twin room units comprising of kitchen and living and dining areas
  • En suite bathrooms
  • On-site laundry (supplement applies)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • TV lounge
  • Free wireless internet
  • Minimum age:18
  • Meal options: self-catering

On-campus Cassil Residential Apartments

Brand new for 2015 is an on-site residence for students at Kings Los Angeles (Hollywood). Offering the ultimate in convenience, it provides students with twin accommodation and common areas kitchens for socializing. It is situated within the Kings Los Angeles campus adjacent to main teaching building. It is just 5 minutes walk to the Metro Red Line subway train line connecting North Hollywood with Downtown Los Angeles.

  • 24-hour warden
  • Air conditioning
  • Furnished kitchen and dining areas
  • Spacious common room
  • Laundry room
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Separate areas for males and females
  • Daily cleaning of communal areas
Course start date 26 September 2016
End of course date 16 December 2016
Accommodation arriving date 25 September 2016
Accommodation check-out date 17 December 2016
Minimum stay (weeks) 12
Lessons per week 28
1 lesson (minutes) 45
Timetable Monday to Friday 8:30 - 10:00 (classes) 10:00 - 10:15 (break) 10:15 - 11:45 (classes) 11:45 - 12:30 (lunch) 12:30 - 14:00 (classes)
Level (minimum) Pre-intermediate (pre-B1)
Minimum age 16

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English for actors in Hollywood. Course + Accommodation (12 weeks)

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