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Why Acting Courses at Perth Film School are not just for Actors by Helen Medley

Read what Geotechnical & Geological Engineer, Helen Medley, had to say on her Acting Course at Perth Film School:


As I drove to my first acting class I made up my mind that if I felt really uncomfortable I wouldn’t go

back the next week! I have in the past been to some other acting classes where the tutor was quite

critical to people’s first monologues, so I lacked the courage to even try doing one.


The moment I walked into Nicole’s class she made me feel welcome and at ease. So much so that I

volunteered to do my monologue first! I was very nervous, but she was so encouraging of everyone’s

work that I left feeling excited for the following week’s class. I really enjoyed watching everyone else

perform too, it makes you feel happy for others when you see them improving so much during the

course, and the 2 hour class feels like 10 minutes.


I have always loved movies and get very caught up in the characters. This course was exactly what I

was looking for. Not only does it explore characters and develop your acting skills, but Nicole tells you

exactly what to expect in auditions and the acting profession which I have always been so intrigued



After standing up and acting in front of a room of strangers – and enjoying it, I felt I could do anything!

When I then went for an interview related to my day job I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was

very relaxed and not nervous at all, which I feel is due to this course giving me confidence. So, it’s not

just for actors, I think it’s a great course for developing confidence and life skills too.


Thank you Nicole for a really well run course, you have made me feel like it’s something I could

actually consider having a go at – which I didn’t expect!


Helen Medley – Geotechnical & Geological Engineer /Emerging Actor!