My experience at Mulholland has gone above and beyond all my greatest expectations. Every teacher was exceptional in their field of expertise, and all of them taught, challenged, and motivated me each in their own different way. Throughout my year in the International Foundational Program, I was pushed to not only be a better actor, but also a better individual. I appreciate the time that each teacher took inside and outside of class to help me better understand fundamentals of acting, exercises taught in class, or just to have a friendly chat. It showed that they are really passionate about what they teach and really care about their students. Mulholland did an excellent job of designing a diverse and challenging curriculum that caters perfectly to busy adults. I absolutely loved all the teachers (seriously love!), the classes (especially the method classes!), my classmates (even the weird ones! lol), and most of all, the growth that I’ve acquired (and the best thing is, there’s still room for more!). But hey, sometimes you just have to try things out for yourself to really know what all the hype is about
“The Mulholland Academy gives a great opportunity for your first steps in acting. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a professional. I’ve learnt a lot as a beginner. I recommend this opportunity to everybody.”
“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!”
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!
My whole experience at Mulholland was better than I could have ever imagined! The people there (students and teachers included) become like a second family and the overall atmosphere felt like a safe space. Every time I had to go to class I was just excited and ready to learn! I started around a year ago (May 2021) and honestly I don’t think I’ll ever leave haha I’ll definitely be coming back to Mulholland to follow any classes I can! I started off as an insecure person not knowing what to expect or what I wanted and now I can say that I have become secure and confident in myself and know what I want as an actor! I learned so many different things from each class as well as each teacher! They all taught me different ways to approach different things and every teacher I had, made me feel welcome and they all brought out a confidence in me I didn’t know I had. Honestly after doing the full year program it has made me want to work even harder to achieve my acting goals and has motivated me to really give this acting career a go and I’m excited to see where I’ll end up!
“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.”
“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. 😉”
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 and 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.
One and a half years ago I decided to enrich my acting skills and enrolled in my first course at the Mulholland Academy. I was so impressed with the classes that I decided to do the full One Year International Acting program. The Mulholland Academy changed me as an actress and as a human being. I feel so much more open, present and complete as an actress but also hungry to learn and explore more! The classes and the program are very well structured and provide a good combination of technique and practical stuff. From Strasberg, Meisner, acting for camera and comedy technique to voice and scene study, the Mulholland Academy trained me to experience every aspect of acting. And not to mention all the fun and talented actors I met along the way. The teachers are so inspiring (I could literally spend hours listening to them). In addition to the knowledge and the technique they shared with me, they continuously challenged me to get out of my comfort zone with improvs, sense memory exercises, and opportunities to perform my monologues and scenes. I always felt supported and prepared. Thank you Mulholland Academy! I couldn’t be more grateful for this experience. I will see you soon for more classes 🙂