ABOUT THE DJW SCHOOL

The DJW School of Acting offers an in-house acting diploma via studio | in-person workshops and now offers online training (Please note, diplomas can not be obtained via online training) Weekly studio classes, consultations and industry insights, along with the option to join the Masterclasses for those who are serious about a career in Theatre, Television and Film.

DJW's small, dedicated team of expert tutors facilitate and guide students throughout the year, and are guided by Company Founder and Director Daniel-John Williams unique modules. Daniel has been involved in the television, film and theatre Industry since 1992 and has a wealth of practical acting experience & knowledge.

 

Daniel and his team are passionate about working with undiscovered talent or established talent and we have a unique approach to getting the best out of actors by providing a safe and supportive platform for creativity to thrive and focus on confidence building through character development and guiding you out of your comfort zones. Individuals are able to develop both their individual creativity, as well as working as part of an ensemble, to focus on their skills as a professional artist. Students who have attended for 12 months or more can apply for Masterclasses.

The DJW School of Acting (DJW Talent) has received QA International recognition at GOLD level in 2015-2021 and is registered for the excellent service award. All of our courses have an entry point in September (late arrivals end in December - T&C's apply) and all courses end in July. We are not open in August. (Unless we are running a summer school). 

 

With regular guest teachers, scholarship and audition opportunities, The DJW School of Acting will open doors for you and guide you every step of the way.​

For further information on our in-house diploma, please click here.

Company Director, Daniel-John Williams continues to work in theatre, film and TV, bringing his industry knowledge back to DJW  students and clients. CLICK HERE.

 
 

TRAINING

The DJW School of Acting offer WEEKLY ACTING CLASSES in the studio and for those working remotely from home, to help students engage in, and build up their experience and knowledge of Theatre, Television & Film. The School offers a diverse range of skilled workshops to enhance emerging talent, gearing students up for the industry, acting auditions and guiding those who are looking to apply for drama school entry.

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The DJW School of Acting focus on a variety of techniques and skills from improv, stagecraft and audition technique, to creative exploration, confidence building, script work and character development.

DJW offer an in-house acting diploma. You are under no obligation to complete the entire diploma, however when you register as a Member you are signing up for the in-part certification (one year) with the option to complete the full course (four years part-time weekend actor training) if desired.

 Each year you complete, you will be awarded part certification and upon completion, you will be awarded the completed diploma certification.  

It is our job to try and support and manage your development so you don’t burn out or lose enthusiasm during the long periods of no work. By providing clear and multiple pathways for you to develop your skills and career, we are confident that we have enough to keep you engaged, focussed and up to speed.

 DJW also offer PRIVATE ONLINE TUITION for anyone who is looking for home learning options, but is unable to complete the recommended guided learning hours in the studio to achieve an in-house diploma.

 

Online | home training can be booked by contacting head office for Band A, Band B and Band C Members.

DJW will have a small, dedicated team of expert tutors to facilitate and guide students through the year. 

​The DJW team work closely with other  professionals to keep up to date with industry requirements, training and castings, and work closely with casting directors, producers,  directors and other actors in television | film and theatre, in order to increase opportunities for our students.​

You should not consider the DJW in-house diploma  as a substitute to higher education as we are not connected to a Governing body with accreditation. Rather join DJW in order to further your skills and explore opportunities with us.

Masterclasses are now available:


 

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DIPLOMA | COURSE CONTENT

The DJW school offers an in-house diploma in acting through weekly classes, consultations and specialised workshops, for those who are serious about a career in Theatre, Television and Film. Each year completed by a student will contribute towards the diploma, which takes four years to complete. 

 

To find out more in-depth information about the DJW Diploma, please click the buttons below to download our PDF brochure and Course Content.

 
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MEMBERSHIPS & FEES

If you are interested in applying to The DJW School of Acting, for the Diploma or Masterclasses, please follow the

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS below, to determine your choice of membership type:

 

STEP ONE

 

Decide which ANNUAL BAND MEMBERSHIP you would like to take out with us. Payment for this BAND MEMBERSHIP will be taken in full upon registration.

BAND A ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

BAND A includes:

  • Welcome pack & registration and regular email updates (tips, tricks and advice)

  • Unlimited support throughout the year.

  • Access to industry opportunities and advice both in person and online.

  • Eligible to complete the in-house DJW Acting Diploma.

  • Eligibility for representation through the DJW Talent Agency (after 12 months training)

  • Support through DJW Talent with castings and submissions.

  • A headshot session to capture your own professional, industry standard headshot.

  • DJW branded polo shirt and hooded jumper.

  • Access to online guest Q&A's.

  • Scholarship eligibility.

  • Further  DJW Services  can be accessed at an additional charge. 

  • 10% discount on Private Acting Tuition.

  • Eligible for Masterclasses (after 12 months training)

£240

BAND B 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

BAND B includes:

  • Welcome pack & registration and regular email updates (tips, tricks and advice)

  • Access to additional support throughout the year.

  • Access to industry opportunities and advice both in person and online.

  • Eligible to complete the in-house DJW Acting Diploma.

  • Support through DJW Talent with castings and submissions.

  • DJW branded polo shirt and hooded jumper.

  • Access to online guest Q&A's.

  • Scholarship eligibility.

  • Further DJW Services can be accessed at an additional charge.

  • 10% discount on Private Acting Tuition.

  • Eligible for Masterclasses (after 12 months training)

£160

BAND C 
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
**ONLINE CLASSES ONLY**

BAND C Includes:

  • Welcome pack & registration and regular email updates (tips, tricks and advice)

  • Online Q&A's with Industry Guests (minimum of three 60 minute sessions per year).

  • One online or telephone consultation within the year with a member of the DJW Team (60 minutes) by appointment only.

  • Further consultations and  DJW Services can be accessed at an additional charge. 

  • 10% discount on Private Acting Tuition.

Additional services and charges:

In addition to the above, BAND C Members can also take advantage of the following paid for services:

  • Online private tuition from anywhere in the world - Block bookings of 6 hours over three online sessions: £270 (These sessions are tailor-made to suit the individual). 

  • 1 Hour consultation for professional development, headshots, showreels, industry advice, self tapes and knowledge: £45

  • Showreel consultation, development and shoot to deliver one scene: £250

  • Headshot session: £100

  • Self Tape shoot: £120

  • Monologue shoot: £150

 

You can find out more about what each of these services entail by clicking here.

£140

STEP TWO

 

Next, you will need to determine which ANNUAL DJW TUITION FEE option below, applies to you. Payment for your BAND MEMBERSHIP (above) and your first month of ANNUAL TUITION FEES (below) will be taken upon registration.

Please note: BAND C is not subject to ANNUAL TUITION FEES, as it does not include monthly studio time or count towards a diploma.

ANNUAL

DJW TUTION FEES

Annual fees include:

  • Approximately 16 hours per month of studio time (social distancing restrictions pending), working towards your DJW in-house acting diploma. Tuition runs from September through to the end of July.

Please check STEP THREE for payment plans.

ADULTS (age 16+)
£1,100
EXAMPLE:  BAND A MEMBERSHIP (£240) + ANNUAL FEES (£1,100) = £1,340 (Total Yearly Cost)
EXAMPLE: BAND B MEMBERSHIP (£160) + ANNUAL FEES (£1,100) = £1,260 (Total Yearly Cost)

STEP THREE

 

Next, decide how you would like to pay your annual fees from the below list of PAYMENT OPTIONS:

PAYMENT ONE OPTION: A one off payment to be settled upon registering. (£1,100)

PAYMENT FOUR OPTION: Four payments to be made throughout the year as follows: 

  • 1st of September (£300)

  • 1st December (£300)

  • 1st March (£300)

  • 1st June (£200)

PAYMENT ELEVEN OPTION: Monthly payments to be made on the 1st of every month (excluding the month of August). (£100)

STEP FOUR

 

You can now apply online to The DJW School, via the button below.

 

If you have any further questions regarding the above payment structure, DJW Memberships & Fees or our Training and in-house diploma, please feel free to get in touch or visit our dedicated FAQ's page before applying.

SCHOLARSHIPS

DJW release audition dates in June | July every year for an August audition and a September intake. Please keep an eye on our social media platforms, or subscribe to our newsletter below to receive further details.

 
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STUDIO LOCATIONS & TIMETABLES

DJW

STOCKTON

STOCKTON TOWN FC

Bishopton Road

Stockton

TS19 0QD

SUNDAYS

DJW ADULTS

Private Tuition (Youths by invitation only)

 

Main School (Ages 16+)

Masterclasses (Ages 16+)

9.30am-11.30am

 

12noon - 4pm

 

4.30pm-6.30pm

DRESS CODE: DJW Polo Shirt & Hoodie.

APPLY

If you are ready to join in September, please click the apply button below:

 

CONTACT

To contact the DJW School, please do so via the form on the right, or using the details below.

 

Don't forget, we also have an extensive FAQ's section that may help answer some of your questions.

T:  01642 049 349 

DJW Schools: info@thedjwschool.com

Acklam Hall

Hall Drive, Acklam

Middlesbrough

TS5 7DY

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