Mulholland Academy


The Mulholland Academy is an English language acting studio in Amsterdam known for
its international programs and unique professional training.

Update August 26th 2020:  New Strasberg Method class starting September 23d. 

Classes are now FULL for Scene Study, Acting for Camera, Meisner Technique and the full-time One Year Program.

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..after a few years of grinding, weekly, in the studio..Scene Study, Meisner, Act for Camera, Strasberg..Mels on a good run.
He will be doing the lead role in December in the one act play Lou Gehrig did not Die of Cancer.
And he is soon to start shooting the lead role in the film,

Mels Tuinman
September 30th, 2020

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A new class on offer..

Acting for the Camera
(Intermediate-mid level-some training, and advanced actors)

Session 1:a 6 hour intensive: Sunday November 1st, 1pm to 7pm.

Sessions 2 - 6: Thursdays Nights, November 5th to December 3rd.
4 hours per session.
6:00 to 10pm

Acting for Camera
w/Alex Murphy

Classes will review essential camera-technique concepts, then leap briskly into camera exercises designed to get you familiar with the technical challenges of on-camera performance. Most importantly, each session will lead you to relentlessly personalize every working moment of camera time. To be precise, well read, and very, very relaxed, shot by shot-that is the goal. Actors will be assigned monologues and scenes in advance, and structured, rapid fire improvisations that ask the actor to work on the primacy of impulse, instinct.
Each and every class all actors will work on camera.
Your digital footage be transferred to you after each and every session.

Check this link for more info for Acting for the Camera Intensive in November, 2020:
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The Mulholland Academy.. a great opportunity for acting. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a professional. I've learnt so much. I recommend this opportunity to everybody
Alex Lauff
The Mulholland Academy has absolutely changed my life. My experience here, has taught me not just how to be a better actor, but how better to be a human BEING. Which is, in the end, what acting is. It has taught me that acting is not just for the "talented" but, rather, for anyone who can breathe, feel, move...LIVE. And that's simply: everybody! The experience of discovering together the authenticity of ourselves - has produced a community of people from all walks of life and cultures who are deeply bound together as a family. The selfless, unsung heroes of the faculty and staff never ceasing to be teachers, remain our guides throughout our creative lives. MADA is truly a very unique place in the heart of the city. This is a place to discover the true art of Acting, and therefore, of LIFE itself​
Charlie Legaspi Curilan
I've seen many performances by students of Mulholland Academy and Department of Acting and I was always impressed with the results. The program's students and graduates really seemed like actors with years of experience under their belts, and not like people that had been studying acting for only a few months. I thus think it's a wonderful program in terms of what it can help people achieve.
Maria Dicieanu
The finest courses and international teaching in Amsterdam. If you are eager to develop your craft - or if you already work as a professional artist, you'll find your community right here.😉
Mels Tuinman
An amazing academy with very skilled teachers. I couldn’t recommend Mulholland Academy more highly for emerging and professional actors alike. A great place to connect with other international and local performers!
Georgia Clark-Sazhina
I feel fortunate for having performed and studied at the Mulholland Academy. An excellent place for acting & learning., it combines many creative and inner elements. Laughing, enjoying, connecting, focusing, expanding, are just some I've experienced fully! The classes are structured in such a way that they really reduce the stress of being seen by others and an audience. I would fully recommend this school and all of its programs, without any hesitation!
Marianna Constantinidou