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Actors cold reading

Self-Tape & Cold Reading
Short Course

Ideal for actors who are complete beginners wanting to prepare for auditions or for those who wish to improve and refresh their knowledge. The course is focused on preparation for screen work, rather than theatre opportunities. This short course is designed to help performers of all levels to prepare, practice and enhance core skills associated with self-tape auditions and improving cold reading skills that are needed at script read throughs, auditions and early rehearsals.


Tutors offer the unique option for students to submit external self-tape video projects for professional feedback if required.


This self-paced course is provided exclusively by The Actor's Edge Online Series.



  • Dedicated acting coach

  • One to one coaching

  • Individual feedback

  • Taught by professionals

  • Self-paced-on demand

  • 60+ Units

  • Interactive

  • Asynchronous learning

  • Short written assignments

  • Optional video assignments with feedback

  • Practical set acting exercises

  • Acting assignments with tutor feedback

  • Mock self-tape auditions

  • Instructional videos

  • Reading materials

  • Script & scene study

  • Intuitive software

  • Theory & practice

  • Student decides study schedule

  • On demand access


  • Understanding self-tape expectations and casting call requirements.

  • How to efficiently prepare.

  • How to work effectively with submission deadlines.

  • How to create self-tapes that stand out. 

  • Utilising technology and best equipment practices.

  • How to break down an audition script & sides. 

  • How to act with audition scripts & sides.

  • How to slate effectively.

  • Understanding cold reading types and expectations. 

  • How to cold read successfully. 

  • How to self film and submit self tapes.

  • How to work with an assistant.

  • Exploring royalty free script and scene studies.

  • Mock self-tape auditions and optional video assignments with feedback from experienced directors. 

  • Short reflective written assignments .

  • Unique option to submit external self-tape projects for tutor feedback.



This short course can be comfortably completed in a month with 60 + tutor monitored units and is taught online. Requiring a study contribution of two hours per week to complete practical work, or at a student's convenience and pace whilst allowing ample time for tutor feedback.


This short course must be completed within 3 months. 


Self-paced learning is ideal for students who cannot commit to attending a class or live training due to work patterns or changing commitments. Due to the nature of the subject material the pressure to be online and ready for video live training is also removed, optional video assignments are available depending upon a student's level of personal confidence and preference. Self-pacing allows students to access pre-recorded video materials at their leisure, whilst still having interactive options and feedback with their tutor. More info


Places are open to international students. The course is taught in English. Course can be commenced at anytime after the initial launch date on demand. Access to short course content is 3 months from student's start date ( option to extend is available ) approximate duration for students is 1 month part-time at a comfortable self pace with a student setting their own schedule. Course access will be provided by a digital link and password.



Fees £110- Spring Offer offer £89 Book before June 21st 2024

Course is available for immediate start.

Payment can be made via PayPal or via BACS invoice upon request. 

To qualify for discounted rates all bookings must be submitted and course fees paid by the offer closing date



  • Booking form

  • Access to a laptop or home computer

  • Good internet connection

  • Ability to upload optional video- either via smart phone or digital camera


Tutors welcome bookings from all acting students from the age of 16, those under the age of 18 will need parental permission to book. There is no upper age limit. Course queries email Gift Vouchers available upon request.


Terms and Conditions will apply at the time of booking. Course can only be booked direct 

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