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Applicants do not need to have trained professionally or had any experience to apply for Zems Film Acting centre.

All applicants are judged solely on their performance during the audition process.

In order to attend Zems Film Acting centre you must:

  • Be fluent in the English language

  • Be 16+ when commencing at IDSA


Follow these simple steps to apply:

Step 1:

Fill out the application form online and pay your application fee.

Step 2: 

A member of the team will get back to you with the date and time of your audition and a short scene for you to prepare ahead of the audition.

Step 3: 

Attend your audition, please aim to arrive 10 minutes early.

Step 4: 

That’s all from you! We will be in touch within 7 – 10 working days with your audition results.

Step 5: 

If you are successful in being offered a place, you will be notified about which tier level you have been allocated.

Please note: At this point you will then be required to pay a £285 Holding Fee which demonstrates that you are serious about taking up your place. This remains on your account until you leave ZFAC. For more information please click here to visit our FAQ page.


The audition will be split into two parts:


The scene provided will be demanding and will give a good indicator to your level and willingness to the craft. We advise to stick to lines and prepare with detail as we also judge your ability to understand the scene and dissect the necessary information .



At the end of the provided scene there will be a passage that requires your to improves what yo feel would have and how the character will act. This is completely for the actor to demonstrate range and have another chance to show what they can do.


You will be assessed on the following areas:


How connected are you to what the character is experiencing, how affected they are by what they have gone through, and what they’re trying to do?


How have you used the monologue as a stimulus for creativity? Have you internalised the text and made the words your own? Are you showing us your own unique quality as a performer?


Does it feel like you’re really talking to someone? Do you have a relationship with the person you’re talking to? What sort of relationship is it?


Can we hear you and understand you? Is your voice expressive, and does it show the emotion you’re feeling?



All ZFAC Tier levels are broken down into four main categories. These include but are not limited to:

Tier 1



At Zems Film Acting Centre, we endeavour to notify all auditionees of their results status within 7 – 10 working days. Should you have any queries with regard to your application, please email, and a member of our applications team will get back to you shortly.

If you apply to ZFAC and are not accepted, you can apply again after six months. We recommend you take some one-to-one coaching before reapplying.



Upon applying for, accepting and attending Zems Film Acting Centre students are doing so for the sole purpose of training at the school. Students must understand that ZFAC Agency Group is a separate entity and does not form part of the school. As a student of Zems Film Acting Centre, you are not represented by or guaranteed representation by ZFAC Agency Group or any affiliated agencies or management.


Please note: Application fees for ZFAC are £30 and are non-refundable. Your application will be processed once we have received payment.

You do not need to have a Paypal account in order to use the Paypal portal.

  1. Fill out an application form by clicking the button below.

  2. On completion of the application form click the ‘Paypal’ option next to the ‘Payment Method’ Tab.

  3. Then click ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the application form. You will be taken to a Paypal portal that allows you to pay via Paypal or ‘Checkout as a Guest’.

  4. If you do not have a Paypal account, please click ‘Pay with Debit or Credit Card’ and you will be directed to pay with your credit or debit card.

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