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ABOUT

ABOUT THE DJW SCHOOL

The DJW School of Acting offers an exciting studio | in-person actor programme and now offers private online actor training. Weekly studio classes, consultations and industry insights, along with the option to join the Masterclasses for ages 16+ 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 Daniel-John Williams who is responsible for creating the DJW acting programmes unique modules and approaches. Daniel has been involved in the television, film and theatre Industry since 1992 and has a wealth of practical acting experience & knowledge. Daniel has coached Dragons Den star, SARA DAVIES (on the popular BBC TV show, Strictly Come Dancing) and also coached Former Middlesbrough footballer BERNIE SLAVEN on the show STEEL & IRON at the Riverside Stadium along with countless other Television and Film actors on Coronation Street, Shameless, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Peppa Pig.

 

Daniel and his team are passionate about working with undiscovered and 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 actors out of their 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+ can apply to the agency attached - DJW Talent.

The DJW School of Acting (DJW Talent) has received QA International recognition at GOLD level in 2015-2022 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 which is also when we accept new starters. 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, please click here.

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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

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 a four year part-time actor training platform. Sessions will give actors a real insight into the demands of the industry, whilst making it accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

You can join for one year or all four and in some cases, many students have stayed on to continue their training and practice their craft with us. Training doesn't have to end after the four years. 

It is our mission to support and manage your development and expectations so you don’t burn out or lose enthusiasm during the possible 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.

 

Online | home training can be booked by contacting head office, please make sure you read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions of online learning.

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 actor training 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: Please speak to head office if you are aged 16+ and would like to dig a little deeper into the world of acting.


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Masterclass

DJW COURSE CONTENT

The DJW school offers weekly acting 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 building a toolkit needed by actors, to be taken seriously in the creative industries and actors market. Our courses take four years to complete. But it doesn't have to end there. 

 

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

DIPLOMA
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MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIPS & FEES

If you are interested in applying to The DJW School of Acting or Masterclasses, please follow the SIMPLE STEPS below:
 

STEP ONE
Please familiarise yourself with MEMBERSHIP & FEES

ANNUAL
MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:

  • Welcome Pack & Registration with regular email updates.

  • DJW Headshot Discount from £120 to £100

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

  • Access to online guest Q&A's.

  • Scholarship eligibility.

  • After two years training (Spotlight Eligibility)

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

  • 10% discount on Private Acting Tuition.

£180

FEES 

ADDITIONAL COSTS
(Optional)

 

THE DJW SCHOOL OF ACTING FEES:

YOUTHS (AGES 12-15) - £935

DJW offer three different payment methods: Payment Eleven, Payment Four and Payment One. 

  • Payment Eleven: £85  (11 Payments on 1st of every month) = £935

  • Payment Four: (1st September) £255 (1st December) £255 (1st March) £255 (1st June)  £170  = £935

  • Payment One: £935 (1 Payment) = £935 (1st September)

 

 

ADULTS (AGES 16+) £1,430

DJW offer three different payment methods: Payment Eleven, Payment Four and Payment One. 

  • Payment Eleven:  £130  (11 Payments) = £1,430 (1st of every month)

  • Payment Four:  (1st September) £390 (1st December) £390 (1st March) £390 (1st June) £260 = £1,430

  • Payment One:  £1,430 (1 Payment) = £1,430 (1st September)

  • All fees cover September - July (excluding August)

Other services and charges:

  • Masterclasses for ages 16+ (included in price)

  • Headshot session: £120 Non Members & £100 for Members

  • 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

  • Self Tape shoot: £120

  • Monologue shoot: £150

  • Christmas Party: tbc

  • Guests: tbc (Online | Studio) 

  • Hoody | Polo & Joggers: (email info@thedjwschool.com for prices and sizes)

 

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

Youth: £935
Adult: £1,430

BEFORE YOU APPLY

 
STEP TWO

Please read, understand and agree to the Terms & Conditions within the Student Agreement, Media Agreement, Data Protection and Child Protection policies. Other DJW Protocols and Procedures can be requested once registration is complete. (Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity, Fire, Health and Safety, Complaints and Compliments)

 

Please make sure you familiarise yourself with the course content and DJW brochure

STEP THREE

Please make sure you read, understand and agree to the Membership and let us know when applying which payment option you would like to choose for the year.

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.

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TIMETABLES & PRICES

STUDIO LOCATIONS & TIMETABLES

DJW

STOCKTON

The Glebe

7 Hanover Parade

Norton

Stockton

TS20 1RB

SUNDAYS

DJW ACTING WORKSHOPS ( AGES  12-15   &   16+ )

Main School

Masterclasses (Ages 16+ only) ADULTS

2pm - 6pm

 

6pm - 8pm

DRESS CODE: Casual | Comfortable - DJW UNIFORM (Hoody's can be ordered)

APPLY IN JULY

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

CONTACT

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:  078 55505551 

DJW Schools: info@thedjwschool.com

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