Auditioning for TV and Film

Learn on-camera audition techniques using recent TV and film scripts with one of the most sought-after acting coaches in Hollywood.

The course will take you from securing TV and film auditions, to making strong choices in breaking down a script and delivering a memorable audition. You’ll learn about resources to track and land auditions for acting jobs currently casting, discern how and what to submit, and identify ways to make your audition truly stand out. You’ll also explore how to customize your tapes for the various jobs that are out there, including, but not limited to, television, film, voiceovers, and animation.

By the time this course is a wrap, you’ll be able to make bold character choices with any and all material and confidently tape auditions that set you up for success. You’ll finish the course with an audition tape that provides a stellar representation of who you are as a professional and as an actor.

What you will learn:

✔ Identify ways to secure film and TV auditions with or without an agent     
✔ Identify the various components of a self-tape and best practices for each     
✔ Tape and submit slates for commercial, multicam, one-hour drama, and film auditions     
✔ Make strong acting choices that stand out     
✔ Identify methods to properly prep for self-tape auditions to make the process smoother and easier     
✔ Effectively set up for a self-tape virtually anywhere with an understanding of eyelines and industry-standard framing     
✔ Understand the unique process of voiceover self-tapes

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What you need to participate:

  • Computer or mobile device with Internet. Internet speed must be at least 1.5Mbps download and 800Kbps upload. For students using a mobile device, download the Canvas mobile app and select “Interlochen Online” as your school.
  • Phone for recording auditions or a DSLR camera. 
  • Optional:
    • Tripod to ensure stable audition filming. (Note: If you are interested in the recommended ring light below, it already includes a built-in phone holder.)
    • Phone holder for tripod (Note: This is only necessary if your tripod or light does not already come with a phone attachment.)
    • External phone microphone
    • Ring light for optimal audition filming

How the course works:

Interlochen Online courses are designed to be inspiring and flexible with weekly learning units that combine video segments and guided instruction that you can complete on your own schedule during the week. You will interact regularly with your teacher and peers inside the learning environment. 

You can also participate in an optional weekly hour-long video class meeting, where you can learn from the teacher and interact with your classmates in real-time. At the beginning of the course, you will complete a survey indicating your preferred times for the class meeting. The teacher will make every best effort to identify a meeting time that works for everyone. The teacher will also post recordings of the meetings and you can view them when it is convenient. 

The goal is that you walk away not only with practical skills and friendships but that you are inspired and motivated to pursue your art and realize your potential.

Program Snapshot

Upcoming Course Dates

July 15 - Aug. 9, 2024 | Teen and adult sections

Sept. 16 - Oct. 12, 2024 | Teen and adult sections




Teens: Grades 6-12

Adult Learners: 18+

Future Sessions

Academic Calendar

Meet the Faculty

Ria Pavia

Instructor of Acting, Interlochen Online

Questions? Speak with an Advisor.


Phone: 231.276.5990 

You can also schedule an appointment.

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