Professional-level Acting for Adults

Miranda HarcourtHi there! I am Miranda Harcourt, I lead a team of highly skilled tutors and together we run this Professional-level Acting for Adults course. I am thrilled at our success and at the family of actors we have created over the short history of Rātā Studios. We have had actors cast in TV shows, films, and on the professional stage. This year looks like it will bring just as many opportunities as Rātā Studios is situated right in the heart of Wellington’s film industry.

What’s Term 2 all about?

Developed for experienced actors, this screen-acting class will equip you with tools to achieve freshness, courage and confidence on screen. Actress and tutor Rachel More will guide you through a series of scripts and challenges to achieve your goals and Rātā Course Curator Miranda Harcourt will present two live seminars. 

The class will cover challenges of screen acting including text, blocking, offers, rehearsal, forging connections, location and studio work.

Rachel will take you through a number of different methods and techniques to help you create a connection with both your scene partner and the script. As every actor is different, there is no one method of text investigation that suits all. Rachel will introduce you to different ideas and methods of working, directing you on the floor to help you shape a text, and find an honest and connected performance.

NB: This course is only suitable to those with some experience in either stage or screen. 

Timetable and Enrolment


Monday nights: 6.00-8.00pm
2nd May-4th July (Including Queen’s B’Day)
NB No class on 20th June


Scots College Drama Rooms


Rachel More with Miranda Harcourt for 2 seminar sessions.

Target Market

Adults from age 20+ and who have had experience in acting. This is not suitable for beginners.

(incl GST)

$480 for 9 x 2 hour sessions.



Our Location

Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243