Praxis Academy is committed to training actors in the 21st century so they may portray important stories that relate to the reality of the world in which we live with clarity, passion, inspiration, and craftsmanship.

While studying plays that vary from the timeless classics of Nollywood to exciting new works, both in the classroom and on set, you will develop as an actor your ability to bring body, voice, and spirit together in ways that are both personal and transformative.

Ever stared at your screen engulfed in the movie playing right in front of you and wished you could become an actor? Well, who said you cannot become one?

Acting involves telling a story through the adoption of a character by actors or actresses hence, an actor or actress automatically becomes the character throughout the duration of the film. Great imagination, clarity of speech, mime, drama interpretation, emulation and stage combat are all necessary skills needed in acting as a craft.

Highly sought-after career…

Now more than ever, there is an increase in the opportunities for actors to build successful careers in the movie industry. In Nigeria, the Nollywood industry has improved over the years, gone are the days of purely drama and comedy series, now we enjoy drama/political thrillers like the King of Boys. The industry has over the past 10 years attracted creative minds who want to make a name in the industry. The first step to building a successful acting career starts with getting trained. This is where your raw talent is groomed and fine-tuned to meet industry standards.

Getting enrolled in an acting institute sets you on the right path and introduces you to the rudiments and key aspects of filmmaking. You learn the different schools of thought and methods in acting, different approaches to characters, costume design and stage design.

Let us help you take the first step towards achieving your dream of becoming a professional actor. Praxis digital academy is a certified film institute saddled with the responsibility of producing unique, original and creative minds in filmmaking. Not only would you gain theoretical knowledge on acting as a craft but you will also get the chance to take on practicals in acting. Yes, you are going to Act! Act! and Act! Your hearts out. We are going to help you find your unique voice.


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Learn what it takes to be on the big screen. This course on acting fundamentals introduces you to the basics of acting. It offers a solid foundation on which to build a successful acting career. Kickstart your acting journey with 4 weeks of intensive training.

We have a team of industry veterans who are experienced in the path you wish to take. You will be taught the basic skills you need as an actor which include; different acting techniques, movement, text analysis and voice.

This course involves practical acting skills development. You will study the dynamics of space and nature, the human body and your surroundings to help you tell an interesting story.


    Get introduced to the world of acting and discover your own unique and natural acting instincts. This session focuses on a hands-on, practical introduction to acting's fundamental concepts and practices.


    This session introduces students to plays for theatre, radio and television. We will discuss elements of drama and theatre, theme, language and characters, conflict complication and climax. We would also look into the different genres of drama – tragedy, farce, comedy etc.


    Get acquainted with the acting process in theatre. Learn how to analyze a role and use the script to help determine all the information about a character. Define the goals of each character and determine their objective and what role they play in a script. Also, you will learn character relationships, how they interact and what relationship they have with each other. As an actor you need to understand how your character and other characters relate to the theme of the play.


Learn all you need to know about the different acting theories (Stanislavski, Meyer hold, African acting styles etc). This session also focuses on the history of acting, the principles and methods involved in improvisation as well as a look into the actor and his environment. Also in this session, we would be studying Speech in acting. We will look into the organs of speech/ speech production, delivery techniques and projection in speech. This session is robust and centers on the actor and finding his unique voice.


    This session covers a general introduction to speech in acting. Speech is a fundamental act in theatre and plays a crucial role in conveying the meaning and message of the production to the audience. It is through the spoken word that characters communicate their thoughts, emotions, desires, and intentions to each other and to the audience. We would teach you all about the different forms of speech in theatre which includes;dialogue, monologue, soliloquy, aside, and chorus. You will learn how each form serves a different purpose and how it is used to convey different aspects of play.


    The speech mechanism in theatre refers to the process by which actors produce sounds and words to communicate their roles to the audience. It involves the coordination of various parts of the body, including the lungs, larynx, mouth,and tongue, to produce speech that is clear, expressive, and audible. This session is designed to teach you all about breath control in theatre. You will learn how to sustain long phrases, project your voice, and create dynamic vocal expression through a breathing technique known as diaphragmatic breathing, which allows for the efficient use of air. You would also learn to articulate words clearly and precisely, using the proper placement and movement of the lips, teeth, and tongue.


    This session looks into the various organs of speech/speech production in movie production. Learn all about the primary organs of speech including the lungs, larynx, pharynx, oral cavity, and articulators such as the lips, tongue, and teeth. These organs work together in a coordinated manner to produce sounds that form words and sentences. This session would touch on their uses and functions and how they are used in speech production. In theater, you must learn as an actor to control and coordinate these organs of speech to produce clear, expressive, and audible speech that conveys the meaning and message of the production to the audience.

Script Analysis & Character Development

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Script analysis is an essential skill for any actor. In this module, you will learn how to dissect scripts, uncover character motivations, and breathe life into your roles. Through close examination of text and character study, you will gain insights into the nuances of storytelling and character dynamics. You will learn how to create fully realized characters with depth, authenticity, and emotional truth. By the end of this module, you will have the tools to approach any script with confidence and creativity.

  • Deconstructing scripts: plot, themes, character arcs.
  • Developing character backstories and motivations.
  • Creating authentic character relationships and dynamics.
  • Incorporating textual analysis into performance choices.

Voice & Diction:

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Your voice is your most powerful tool as an actor. In this module, you will focus on vocal techniques, projection, articulation, and dialects. Through a series of vocal exercises and drills, you will strengthen your voice and develop greater clarity, resonance, and expressiveness. Whether you're performing on stage or in front of the camera, a strong and dynamic voice is essential for commanding attention and communicating effectively with your audience.

  • Vocal warm-up exercises and techniques.
  • Breath control and vocal projection.
  • Articulation and enunciation drills.
  • Exploring different vocal qualities and textures.

Body Language & Movement

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Acting is not just about words – it's also about how you use your body to convey meaning and emotion. In this module, you will explore the physicality of acting through body language, gestures, and movement. You will learn how to use your body to express character traits, emotions, and intentions. Through exercises in movement, spatial awareness, and physical characterization, you will develop greater physical expressiveness and stage presence.

  • Developing physical awareness and presence.
  • Experimenting with posture, gesture, and movement.
  • Using physicality to express character traits and emotions.
  • Incorporating movement into scene work and performance.

Improvisation Techniques

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Improvisation is an essential skill for any actor. In this module, you will learn how to think on your feet, react in the moment, and embrace the unexpected. Through a series of improvisation exercises and games, you will develop spontaneity, creativity, and ensemble collaboration. You will learn how to listen and respond authentically to your scene partners, building trust and rapport on stage. Whether you're performing comedy, drama, or anything in between, improvisation will give you the confidence to take risks and explore new possibilities as an actor.

  • Building spontaneity and creativity through improvisational exercises.
  • Practicing active listening and ensemble collaboration.
  • Embracing the "yes, and..." principle of improvisation.
  • Using improvisation to explore character relationships and scenarios.

On-Camera Acting

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Acting for the camera requires a different set of skills than acting on stage. In this module, you will learn how to adjust your performance for the camera, including framing, eyelines, and continuity. You will explore the technical aspects of on-camera acting, including hitting marks, adjusting for different camera angles, and working with props and set pieces. Through scene work and monologue performances, you will gain practical experience in front of the camera and learn how to deliver compelling performances that resonate with audiences on screen.

  • Understanding the technical aspects of on-camera performance.
  • Adjusting performance for different camera angles and shots.
  • Navigating continuity and eyelines.
  • Developing comfort and confidence in front of the camera.

Auditioning Skills

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Auditioning is a critical aspect of an actor's career. In this module, you will learn how to prepare effectively for auditions and showcase your talent with confidence and poise. You will learn how to select audition material that highlights your strengths and showcases your range as an actor. You will also learn how to navigate the audition process, from cold readings to callbacks, and how to make a lasting impression on casting directors. With practical tips and techniques, you will gain the skills you need to stand out in competitive casting environments.

  • Selecting and preparing audition material.
  • Crafting a compelling audition monologue or scene.
  • Mastering cold readings and audition sides.
  • Navigating the audition process and managing nerves.

Presentation & Public Speaking

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Effective communication is essential for success in any field. In this module, you will learn how to engage and captivate an audience through dynamic presentation and public speaking skills. You will learn how to structure your presentations for maximum impact, how to use visual aids effectively, and how to manage stage fright and nervousness. Whether you're speaking in front of a small group or addressing a large audience, you will learn how to deliver your message with confidence, clarity, and charisma.

  • Structuring presentations for clarity and impact.
  • Engaging the audience through storytelling and persuasion.
  • Overcoming stage fright and nervousness.
  • Using visual aids effectively to enhance presentations.

Acting for Stage vs Screen

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Acting for stage and screen requires different approaches and techniques. In this module, you will explore the unique challenges and opportunities presented by each medium. You will learn how to adapt your performance for the stage, including projecting your voice, playing to the audience, and using physicality to convey emotion. You will also learn how to adjust your performance for the camera, including understanding framing, eyelines, and the subtleties of on-screen acting. Whether you're performing in a live theatre production or filming a movie or television show, you will learn how to bring your characters to life in any setting.

  • Understanding the differences between stage and screen acting techniques.
  • Adapting performance for different performance spaces and audiences.
  • Transitioning between live theatre and on-camera performances.
  • Exploring the nuances of intimacy and subtlety in on-screen acting.

Scene Study & Performance

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In this culminating module, you will put your skills to the test in scene study and performance. You will collaborate with classmates to rehearse and perform scenes from classic and contemporary plays, films, and television shows. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you will explore character dynamics, relationships, and objectives, and bring scenes to life with authenticity and emotional depth. Whether you're performing comedy, drama, or anything in between, this module will give you the opportunity to showcase your talent and apply everything you've learned throughout the course.

  • Collaborating with scene partners to bring scripts to life.
  • Analyzing scene objectives, obstacles, and tactics.
  • Rehearsing and refining performances through feedback and rehearsal techniques.
  • Presenting polished scenes in front of an audience for feedback and evaluation.

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