Drama School Audition Workshop

In Person

SUMMARY

This audition course aims to prepare students for an acting institution entrance audition such as NIDA, WAAPA and QUT.

It’s designed to equip students with the skills, the practice and the belief to ensure they have the best possible opportunity of success in this incredibly challenging process.

Whether it’s for NIDA, WAAPA, QUT or other acting institutions, the audition process is the same; tremendous competition for only very few positions.

Having auditioned for NIDA and WAAPA and being accepted to both courses and having worked on the NIDA audition panel many times whilst attending NIDA as an acting student, Myles Pollard is very familiar with the process, the selection criteria and all the skills/ preparation needed to impress panellists.

The 'Drama School Audition' Workshop is two days held over two weekends. The class will begin at 10am and end at 4pm (depending on numbers). 

AIMS:   

To help students understand the specific areas of preparation needed for such a competitive audition.

To give students simple self-management skills that can help control nerves and the 'inner-critic'

To take students through a ruthless process of monologue analysis to ensure they absolutely understand what they are saying.

To give students detailed performance feedback and analysis after each performance they complete in front of the other students.

To help build confidence for their ultimate NIDA/WAAPA/QUT audition.

COST

$590 per person (+ GST)

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Testimonials

Lawrence Murphy and Oscar miller (Lazy Films)

LAWRENCE

“Myles Pollard's acting workshops were invaluable to not only my acting skills but to my entire acting career. I had just begun my acting journey when I attended his beginner workshops and was instantly hooked! He provided me with such an amazing array of acting tools and knowledge, many of which I still use to this day. Myles breaks down the most technical of acting skills in a simplistic and understandable way, whilst providing such an open and comfortable environment. I was one of six in the audition workshop for WAAPA and NIDA, and can say with confidence that what I learnt from Myles is a major reason as to why my WAAPA audition was successful. Thanks to Myles and his teachings, myself and 4 others who attended the workshop were accepted into WAAPA and are now working in the industry. I am have since graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Performance Making. Since graduating I have co-founded the production company 'Lazy Films' with Oscar Millar (who also attended the same workshop and studied in the same course as myself). We are currently working on our first feature 'Transition' to be filmed in 2021. All of this was possible thanks to Myles' training, belief and support. Thanks Myles!" 

OSCAR

Reminiscing back to late 2016, I was fresh out of high school, with vague dreams of becoming an Actor. However I had in my mind that this would be too difficult and instead had enrolled in a commerce degree. Prepared to follow societies version of smart stability over my passion for performing art and acting. Then my dad came across Miles ‘WAAPA and NIDA auditioning workshop’. I attended this course alongside an intimate class of 6 students. Miles taught me to detail my acting. To channel my nerves, differentiate my thoughts, to respond to my environment, follow my impulses, create newness and originality, use my own experiences and personality and many more really useful traits that built upon my 6 years of high school drama. I was lucky enough to get accepted into WAAPA for the Bachelor of Performing Arts. Of the 6 students in the class, 5 got in to WAAPA, and all are working within the perforating arts industry at varying degrees today. So thinking about it now, I think Miles played a bigger part than luck. He prepared us so well for the auditioning process that our chances were very much increased. Miles not only teaches nuanced skills and techniques but he gives you the confidence and belief that you can pursue your passions and dreams and make it work. I now have a small production company called LAZY FILMS with Lawrence Murphy who was another student in that original auditioning workshop. We are on our way to making our first feature ‘Transition’ at the end of this year and couldn’t be enjoying things more. And we are both very aware that we wouldn’t be here without Miles Pollard. So thank you. And if you are reading this, do not hesitate to participate in one of his courses. It could very much change your life. 

 

Myles Pollard
2021-05-21T15:28:44+08:00

LAWRENCE “Myles Pollard's acting workshops were invaluable to not only my acting skills but to my entire acting career. I had just begun my acting journey when I attended his beginner workshops and was instantly hooked! He provided me with such an amazing array of acting tools and knowledge, many of which I still use to this day. Myles breaks down the most technical of acting skills in a simplistic and understandable way, whilst providing such an open and comfortable environment. I was one of six in the audition workshop for WAAPA and NIDA, and can say with confidence that what I learnt from Myles is a major reason as to why my WAAPA audition was successful. Thanks to Myles and his teachings, myself and 4 others who attended the workshop were accepted into WAAPA and are now working in the industry. I am have since graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Performance Making. Since graduating I have co-founded the production company 'Lazy Films' with Oscar Millar (who also attended the same workshop and studied in the same course as myself). We are currently working on our first feature 'Transition' to be filmed in 2021. All of this was possible thanks to Myles' training, belief and support. Thanks Myles!"  OSCAR Reminiscing back to late 2016, I was fresh out of high school, with vague dreams of becoming an Actor. However I had in my mind that this would be too difficult and instead had enrolled in a commerce degree. Prepared to follow societies version of smart stability over my passion for performing art and acting. Then my dad came across Miles ‘WAAPA and NIDA auditioning workshop’. I attended this course alongside an intimate class of 6 students. Miles taught me to detail my acting. To...

Christine Fox

I have been managing the Perth office of Vivien’s Model Management for the past 15yrs and take pride on showing initiative on providing great opportunities to the talent we represent here in WA.

I knew it would be a huge coo for our talent to have the opportunity to be coached in acting by Myles Pollard and that they would greatly benefit from it. So, I approached Myles to see if he would be interested in teaching our talent.

So, when the opportunity arose to secure Myles Pollard to hold an intensive 2 x day Acting Workshops with our models and development division I jumped at the chance.

Who could have predicted that one of our bright new faces, at the time 16yr old Courtney Eaton would land a major movie role in the new Mad Max movie,” FURY ROAD” after having the chance to be taught by Myles Pollard.

He was truly amazing and on board with Vivien’s and Court all the way, coaching her with her acting through the whole process as well as filming her audition for us.

We are so delighted and excited to have the opportunity to have Myles provide such great mentoring and coaching for our Models!

Manager – Vivien’s Perth

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T13:54:16+08:00

Manager – Vivien’s Perth

I have been managing the Perth office of Vivien’s Model Management for the past 15yrs and take pride on showing initiative on providing great opportunities to the talent we represent here in WA. I knew it would be a huge coo for our talent to have the opportunity to be coached in acting by Myles Pollard and that they would greatly benefit from it. So, I approached Myles to see if he would be interested in teaching our talent. So, when the opportunity arose to secure Myles Pollard to hold an intensive 2 x day Acting Workshops with our models and development division I jumped at the chance. Who could have predicted that one of our bright new faces, at the time 16yr old Courtney Eaton would land a major movie role in the new Mad Max movie,” FURY ROAD” after having the chance to be taught by Myles Pollard. He was truly amazing and on board with Vivien’s and Court all the way, coaching her with her acting through the whole process as well as filming her audition for us. We are so delighted and excited to have the opportunity to have Myles provide such great mentoring and coaching for our Models!

Douglas Blaikie

To tell a Story and tell it with belief is the essence of what an actor strives to do in their work. Myles Pollard instils in our students the belief in themselves and their art form, allowing them access into the world of dramatic performance while overlaying those tools in every facet of their creative output. Whether it be dancing, singing or acting, Myles demonstrates the art of story telling in all these aspects of performance and has helped our full-time students at Urban Dance access their truth in the delivery of a story in any art form. A talented and rare individual, Myles bridges the world of teacher and actor in a way very few can. To be able to teach and demonstrate to our students while igniting the desire within them to succeed, Myles is a loved and treasured member of the UDC faculty who inspires the creative in us all.

Director Urban Dance Centre Sydney

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T09:57:34+08:00

Director Urban Dance Centre Sydney

To tell a Story and tell it with belief is the essence of what an actor strives to do in their work. Myles Pollard instils in our students the belief in themselves and their art form, allowing them access into the world of dramatic performance while overlaying those tools in every facet of their creative output. Whether it be dancing, singing or acting, Myles demonstrates the art of story telling in all these aspects of performance and has helped our full-time students at Urban Dance access their truth in the delivery of a story in any art form. A talented and rare individual, Myles bridges the world of teacher and actor in a way very few can. To be able to teach and demonstrate to our students while igniting the desire within them to succeed, Myles is a loved and treasured member of the UDC faculty who inspires the creative in us all.

Peter Williams

I alongside a class full of other budding actors took the plunge and had a crack at Myles Pollards acting workshop over the previous two weekends and I am so glad I did.

From day one Myles warm nature and affable personality broke through every persons nerves and walls opening them up and relaxing them making us all comfortable in the previously perceived uncomfortable.

Myles showed and explained to us how our own personalities, the power of script analysis, passionate objective hunting and committing 100% ("jumping off the cliff") all combine together to make a great actor but the greatest tool is to simply act in the moment.

Even with a large class Myles was able to divide his attention evenly between all students allowing us to grow, by the last day the leaps and bounds everyone had made utilizing the lessons learnt was evident. The confidence that beamed from every direction and the performances that just sucked you in from the moment of "ACTION!" were all products of this course.

I cannot recommend this workshop enough.

Acting Student

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T13:57:50+08:00

Acting Student

I alongside a class full of other budding actors took the plunge and had a crack at Myles Pollards acting workshop over the previous two weekends and I am so glad I did. From day one Myles warm nature and affable personality broke through every persons nerves and walls opening them up and relaxing them making us all comfortable in the previously perceived uncomfortable. Myles showed and explained to us how our own personalities, the power of script analysis, passionate objective hunting and committing 100% ("jumping off the cliff") all combine together to make a great actor but the greatest tool is to simply act in the moment. Even with a large class Myles was able to divide his attention evenly between all students allowing us to grow, by the last day the leaps and bounds everyone had made utilizing the lessons learnt was evident. The confidence that beamed from every direction and the performances that just sucked you in from the moment of "ACTION!" were all products of this course. I cannot recommend this workshop enough.

Adelaide Nock

I have recently attended the 4-day Intensive Workshop and I am eager to complete the Master Class at the end of this year. I entered shy, insecure and terrified but Myles has an ability to make you completely forget about your insecurities. By the second day I was still shy, but I felt more comfortable and was excited to start.  Over the four days I grew more confident in my abilities and learnt several valuable mindsets and tools that will not only help me with my acting but also in my everyday life.
Thank you Myles for this amazing experience and for finally opening that door of confidence in me. You have given me the belief in myself that my dream of becoming an actor can really become a reality.

Acting Student  

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T10:08:52+08:00

Acting Student  

I have recently attended the 4-day Intensive Workshop and I am eager to complete the Master Class at the end of this year. I entered shy, insecure and terrified but Myles has an ability to make you completely forget about your insecurities. By the second day I was still shy, but I felt more comfortable and was excited to start.  Over the four days I grew more confident in my abilities and learnt several valuable mindsets and tools that will not only help me with my acting but also in my everyday life. Thank you Myles for this amazing experience and for finally opening that door of confidence in me. You have given me the belief in myself that my dream of becoming an actor can really become a reality.

Courtney Eaton

Star of Mad Max: Fury Road, Gods Of Egypt, Status Update, Perfect and Yellow Jackets.

Myles has an incredible ability to help you get far beyond what you thought was possible! Whether you’re new to acting or already have some experience under your belt, there’s something to learn for everyone. I met Myles, having never acted before and completely out of my comfort zone. He immediately put me at ease and helped me find my voice. Later helping me land my first feature film. The time, energy and passion he puts into his teaching and coaching is unmatched. Myles’ commitment and support will have you finding new depths in both your work and yourself! 

Myles Pollard
2020-10-09T10:07:35+08:00

Star of Mad Max: Fury Road, Gods Of Egypt, Status Update, Perfect and Yellow Jackets. Myles has an incredible ability to help you get far beyond what you thought was possible! Whether you’re new to acting or already have some experience under your belt, there’s something to learn for everyone. I met Myles, having never acted before and completely out of my comfort zone. He immediately put me at ease and helped me find my voice. Later helping me land my first feature film. The time, energy and passion he puts into his teaching and coaching is unmatched. Myles’ commitment and support will have you finding new depths in both your work and yourself! 

Juliet Godwin

The course (Auditioning workshop) is great! Myles totally transformed my understanding of Shakespeare and he transformed my second piece to a place of complete authenticity. I walked out totally inspired. Ultimately his course helped me get accepted into The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Acting Student  

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T10:08:07+08:00

Acting Student  

The course (Auditioning workshop) is great! Myles totally transformed my understanding of Shakespeare and he transformed my second piece to a place of complete authenticity. I walked out totally inspired. Ultimately his course helped me get accepted into The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Seb Fisher

I have been working with Myles on my two audition pieces to get into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and he has easily been the best mentor I have ever had the pleasure of getting taught by. He gave me the structures to decompose and evaluate my pieces. He also helped to make me confident in myself and the pieces I was going to perform. Before working with Myles I was unconfident, unsure and terrified. But afterwards I was confident, sure of myself and in good spirits.  He is definitely one of the main reasons why I was accepted into the academy. Thank you so much.

Myles showed and explain to us how our own personalities, the power of script analysis, passionate objective hunting and committing 100% (“jumping off the cliff”) all combine together to make a great actor, but the greatest tool is to simply act in the moment.

Even with a large class Myles was able to divide his attention evenly between all students allowing us to grow, by the last day the leaps and bounds everyone had made utilizing the lessons learnt was evident. The confidence that beamed from every direction and the performances that just sucked you in from the moment of “ACTION!” were all products of this course.

I cannot recommend this workshop enough to anyone who has either never acted before and unsure about themselves, to actors who want to gain a professional edge or to anyone who is eager to learn more about who they are.

I personally learned how to manage my fear and nerves, how to break down a script, my personal strengths and weaknesses and above all the sheer amount of work and effort that goes into acting. I guarantee you will enjoy yourself!

I know I am most definitely going to be attending his follow up workshops and with the cheapest price tag around I’d be a fool not to!  Thank you, Myles,

Acting Student

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T10:10:22+08:00

Acting Student

I have been working with Myles on my two audition pieces to get into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and he has easily been the best mentor I have ever had the pleasure of getting taught by. He gave me the structures to decompose and evaluate my pieces. He also helped to make me confident in myself and the pieces I was going to perform. Before working with Myles I was unconfident, unsure and terrified. But afterwards I was confident, sure of myself and in good spirits.  He is definitely one of the main reasons why I was accepted into the academy. Thank you so much. Myles showed and explain to us how our own personalities, the power of script analysis, passionate objective hunting and committing 100% (“jumping off the cliff”) all combine together to make a great actor, but the greatest tool is to simply act in the moment. Even with a large class Myles was able to divide his attention evenly between all students allowing us to grow, by the last day the leaps and bounds everyone had made utilizing the lessons learnt was evident. The confidence that beamed from every direction and the performances that just sucked you in from the moment of “ACTION!” were all products of this course. I cannot recommend this workshop enough to anyone who has either never acted before and unsure about themselves, to actors who want to gain a professional edge or to anyone who is eager to learn more about who they are. I personally learned how to manage my fear and nerves, how to break down a script, my personal strengths and weaknesses and above all the sheer amount of work and effort that goes into acting. I guarantee you will enjoy yourself! I know I am most...

Caro Kay

Lizzy Kay (12) has just been signed up with Luber Roklin Entertainment in LA. Lizzy was fortunate to attend Myles’ Course ‘Intensive Acting for the Camera’ which helped her with the audition process.. Lizzy says what she loved most about the course was that Myles taught her how to not fear failure and how to build resilience and draw strength. His ability to help her understand the essence of character and to give her the space to discover herself is the hallmark of a very fine mentor – Myles does more than teach, he brings years of working successfully in the industry together with his own very specific techniques to ensure an actor’s performance is a joy to watch.

Parent

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T13:58:28+08:00

Parent

Lizzy Kay (12) has just been signed up with Luber Roklin Entertainment in LA. Lizzy was fortunate to attend Myles’ Course ‘Intensive Acting for the Camera’ which helped her with the audition process.. Lizzy says what she loved most about the course was that Myles taught her how to not fear failure and how to build resilience and draw strength. His ability to help her understand the essence of character and to give her the space to discover herself is the hallmark of a very fine mentor – Myles does more than teach, he brings years of working successfully in the industry together with his own very specific techniques to ensure an actor’s performance is a joy to watch.

Jan O’Loughlin

I would like to highly recommend Myles Pollard Acting Workshops for children. Our son Gabe has attended the one-day children’s acting course and the invitation Master class
which was held on 2 consecutive days. He is a true source of inspiration and education for kids who have a passion for acting and Gabe could not have been more blessed to have his attention in such a fun and inter-active environment where the kids have formed true friendships and are well and truly on their way in following their dreams. We have seen Gabe’s confidence grow in a very short space of time which is brilliant – thank you!

Parent 

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T13:53:20+08:00

Parent 

I would like to highly recommend Myles Pollard Acting Workshops for children. Our son Gabe has attended the one-day children’s acting course and the invitation Master class which was held on 2 consecutive days. He is a true source of inspiration and education for kids who have a passion for acting and Gabe could not have been more blessed to have his attention in such a fun and inter-active environment where the kids have formed true friendships and are well and truly on their way in following their dreams. We have seen Gabe’s confidence grow in a very short space of time which is brilliant – thank you!

Joshua Charles Dawes

What a Journey so far!!
Myles Pollard’s Intensive and Master class workshops, have been hands down one of the most profound and life changing events of my life.

After finishing the classes, I headed straight for New York City. After spending a year there working as both an actor and a High Fashion Photographer, I returned home to regroup and continue my training.

TAFTA’s 20-week full-time course is my next stop. Thanks to an intense one on one prep session with Myles before my audition, I am extremely proud to say I have been accepted, and my life is continuing to travel in a direction I have only ever dreamed was a possibility.

Myles’s unique gift is an extremely rare one. Not just as an Actor, but as a Teacher and a Mentor, and I am eternally grateful for being on the receiving end of such a gift.

Acting Student

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T10:11:33+08:00

Acting Student

What a Journey so far!! Myles Pollard’s Intensive and Master class workshops, have been hands down one of the most profound and life changing events of my life. After finishing the classes, I headed straight for New York City. After spending a year there working as both an actor and a High Fashion Photographer, I returned home to regroup and continue my training. TAFTA’s 20-week full-time course is my next stop. Thanks to an intense one on one prep session with Myles before my audition, I am extremely proud to say I have been accepted, and my life is continuing to travel in a direction I have only ever dreamed was a possibility. Myles’s unique gift is an extremely rare one. Not just as an Actor, but as a Teacher and a Mentor, and I am eternally grateful for being on the receiving end of such a gift.

Harry Green

I’ve worked with Myles a few times now. I have to say the level of commitment and guidance he brings to actors is unmatchable and one of the best I’ve seen. His courses, after I have taken them, I am left feeling that something amazing has taken place and doors are starting to open in every part of acting from knowledge to action, to finally getting your head around some troubles before that you thought you couldn’t tackle and realising your best self as an actor. After being a part of Myles’s teaching, I have come to realise they are truly a necessity into breaking through to your artistic self and allowing yourself to just get up there, to play and to realise truly what it means to be an actor.

Acting Student    

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T10:09:28+08:00

Acting Student    

I’ve worked with Myles a few times now. I have to say the level of commitment and guidance he brings to actors is unmatchable and one of the best I’ve seen. His courses, after I have taken them, I am left feeling that something amazing has taken place and doors are starting to open in every part of acting from knowledge to action, to finally getting your head around some troubles before that you thought you couldn’t tackle and realising your best self as an actor. After being a part of Myles’s teaching, I have come to realise they are truly a necessity into breaking through to your artistic self and allowing yourself to just get up there, to play and to realise truly what it means to be an actor.

Cara Gilligan

I had been told by a number of people just how good Myles Pollard’s workshops were, so when I finally got to attend myself I had high hopes. I was not disappointed.  Myles has amazing energy and passion and delivers an engaging, informative and interactive workshop. 

He helped me push my boundaries, challenge myself and become more confident in my acting. I highly recommend his workshops regardless of your acting experience. 

I only wish the workshop was longer.  I just wanted to keep on learning.

Myles I can’t thank you enough!

Myles Pollard
2020-10-07T15:48:01+08:00

I had been told by a number of people just how good Myles Pollard’s workshops were, so when I finally got to attend myself I had high hopes. I was not disappointed.  Myles has amazing energy and passion and delivers an engaging, informative and interactive workshop.  He helped me push my boundaries, challenge myself and become more confident in my acting. I highly recommend his workshops regardless of your acting experience.  I only wish the workshop was longer.  I just wanted to keep on learning. Myles I can’t thank you enough!

Jennieka Chattelle

Having the opportunity to work closely with Myles has been a blessing and a breath of fresh air. For an individual to truly learn and understand the delicate and complex skills of an actor, ideally, they need to learn from someone who has first mastered the art themselves. Myles offers this rare opportunity.

With amazing energy, passion and incredible patience, Myles mentors his students in a safe yet challenging way, enabling them to push their own boundaries and develop a deeper level of confidence. All of this he manages to do with a contagious enthusiasm.

As a direct result of how Myles structures, delivers and executes his courses, I’ve been able to put into practice all of the tools which he so eagerly and openly shared, and I have noticed the quality and professionalism of my work progress in ways I could not have imagined, and in such a short space of time.

Myles is not only a talented actor, he is also a gifted director, facilitator, and mentor. He is genuine, supportive and encouraging towards every individual, no matter their level of skill and experience.

I can say with absolute confidence that I would recommend Myles to anyone who ‘seriously’ wants to take their acting skills to the next level. The saying goes ‘that when the student is ready, the teacher appears’, Myles was that teacher for me and l am extremely grateful!’

Acting Student

Myles Pollard
2020-06-28T13:55:02+08:00

Acting Student

Having the opportunity to work closely with Myles has been a blessing and a breath of fresh air. For an individual to truly learn and understand the delicate and complex skills of an actor, ideally, they need to learn from someone who has first mastered the art themselves. Myles offers this rare opportunity. With amazing energy, passion and incredible patience, Myles mentors his students in a safe yet challenging way, enabling them to push their own boundaries and develop a deeper level of confidence. All of this he manages to do with a contagious enthusiasm. As a direct result of how Myles structures, delivers and executes his courses, I’ve been able to put into practice all of the tools which he so eagerly and openly shared, and I have noticed the quality and professionalism of my work progress in ways I could not have imagined, and in such a short space of time. Myles is not only a talented actor, he is also a gifted director, facilitator, and mentor. He is genuine, supportive and encouraging towards every individual, no matter their level of skill and experience. I can say with absolute confidence that I would recommend Myles to anyone who ‘seriously’ wants to take their acting skills to the next level. The saying goes ‘that when the student is ready, the teacher appears’, Myles was that teacher for me and l am extremely grateful!’

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