ABOUT THE DJW SCHOOL

The DJW school offers an in-house diploma in acting, for youths aged 7-15 (Level one and Level two) and adults aged 16+ (Level three) , both in-person and online, through weekly classes, consultations and industry workshops, 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, who has been involved in the television, film and theatre Industry since 1992 and has a wealth of practical acting experience and knowledge.

 

Daniel and his team are passionate about working with undiscovered talent and have a unique approach to getting the best out of all ages and abilities. By providing a safe and supportive platform, individuals are able to develop both their individual creativity, as well as working as part of an ensemble, to develop their skills as a professional artist.

The DJW School of Acting (DJW Talent) has received QA International recognition at GOLD level in 2015-2020 and is registered for the excellent service award. All of our courses have an entry point in September only and 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 for ages 7 to 11, 12 to 15 and 16+ 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 in-house acting diplomas for all ages. You are under no obligation to complete the entire diploma, however you will register to take part in part certification (one year) with the option to complete the full course (four years part-time weekend actor training)

For each year that is completed, this will contribute towards your diploma. Each year you will be awarded part certifications and upon completion, you will be awarded the completed diploma certification.  

 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. (See Band C for those wishing to learn without the diploma). Six hours online | home training over three sessions  can be booked in by contacting head office for Band A, Band B and Band C Members, however, will not contribute towards the in-house diploma.

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.


 

DIPLOMA

The DJW school offers an in-house diploma in acting, for youths aged 7-15 (Level one and Level two) and adults aged 16+ (Level three), both in-person and online, through weekly classes, consultations and industry 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 button below to download our PDF brochure.

 
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MEMBERSHIPS & FEES

If you are interested in applying to The DJW School, please follow the below steps, to determine your choice of membership type:

 

STEP ONE

 

Decide which ANNUAL BAND MEMBERSHIP works best for you from the list below. 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.

  • 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.

£240

BAND B 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

BAND B 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.

  • 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.

£160

BAND C 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

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 (either ADULT or YOUTH). 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.

YOUTHS (ages 7-15)
ADULTS (age 16+)
£880
£1,100
EXAMPLE:  BAND A MEMBERSHIP (£260) + ADULT ANNUAL FEES (£1,100) = £1,360 (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. (Youths £880 and Adults £1,100).

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

  • 1st of September (Youths £240 and Adults £300).

  • 1st December (Youths £240 and Adults £300)

  • 1st March (Youths £240 and Adults £300)

  • 1st June (Youths £160 and Adults £200).

PAYMENT ELEVEN OPTION: Monthly payments to be made on the 1st of every month (excluding the month of August). (Youths £80 and Adults £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 YOUTHS

7-15 years

11:00am - 3:00pm

DJW ADULTS

16+ years

3:30pm - 7:30pm

DRESS CODE: DJW Polo Shirt & Hoodie.

DJW

NEWCASTLE

HOULTS YARD

Walker Road

Newcastle

NE6 2HL

SATURDAYS

DJW YOUTHS

7-15 years

11:00am - 3:00pm

DJW ADULTS

16+ years

3:30pm - 7:30pm

DRESS CODE: DJW Polo Shirt & Hoodie.

DJW

LEEDS

VENUE TBC

TBC

DJW YOUTHS

7-15 years

11:00am - 3:00pm

DJW ADULTS

16+ years

3:30pm - 7:30pm

DRESS CODE: DJW Polo Shirt & Hoodie.

APPLY

If you are ready to join DJW Teesside, DJW Newcastle or DJW Leeds 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

T:  01642 049 349 

DJW Agency: info@djwtalent.co.uk

DJW School Teesside: info@thedjwschool.com

DJW School Newcastle: office@thedjwschool.com

DJW Managing Director: emma@thedjwschool.com

DJW Company Director:  daniel@djwtalent.co.uk

Acklam Hall

Hall Drive, Acklam

Middlesbrough

TS5 7DY

The DJW School of Acting and DJW Talent are trading names of DJW TALENT LTD.

Company Number: 10628250,  Company Registered in England & Wales

Managing Director: Emma Louise Teasdale Company Director: Daniel-John Williams

 

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