Hacking Acting in Games and Game Auditions


You have the opportunity to take this course as an Auditor or a Participant.

A Participant is able to work and receive feedback from the instructor, while an Auditor is able to observe and learn without needing to be active in front of other students.






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Hacking Acting in Games will cover how to approach game auditions and how to prepare for acting in games once the job is booked.

The workshop will familiarize actors with a new way of working that allows greater freedom to deliver a connected authentic performance, utilizing improvisation and making courageous choices in the moment, yielding a richer more nuanced performance in spite of the time constraints in games production.

Weekly Breakdown

Each week will consist of one, 2-hour session:

  • Week 1 – What Makes Game Acting Different
  • Week 2 – Working With Your Imagination
  • Week 3 – Cold Reads
  • Week 4 – Best Booth Practices




VO Coach & Director | info@emergemedia.us

Trine is a sought after voice over teacher and coach. She teaches actors and other creatives how to get into the flow of the creative process. After three years as VP of OM Los Angeles (Vault 501), she launched her own workshops on voice over and motion capture for games and animation. She also offers private voice over, and acting coaching and produces game demo reels, teaching primarily in Los Angeles and Copenhagen. Trine has traveled extensively studying the performing arts, and healing, meditation, and shamanism. Her credentials includes a B.F.A. in Theatre from New World School of the Arts and a M.S. in Organization Development from Pepperdine University.


“Trine has taken my video game reads to the next level. Working with her has taught me new ways to dive deeper with my auditions for interactive characters, even when the specs are minimal and without much context. She’s helped me find different aspects of characters I never would have thought of before. The proof is the bookings: during the first three months of studying with Trine, I’ve booked three AAA games!”

VO Actor
Christopher Tergliafera

“Trine was “fricken” awesome at teaching VO for Games. She was succinct, easy to listen to, knowledgeable, humorous, instructive, and engaging. She got a hell of a lot of info across easily and got everyone in the booth to work quickly and efficiently. Everyone got a lot out of the class. I was really impressed, and I’ve been in front of a lot of instructors.”

VO Actor
Bill Millsap

“I’ve taken the VO for Games class with Trine twice. The process is revelatory on how an actor works with game scripts. Trine’s directing style had the most impact on me. She truly understands how to speak to actors and she finds just the right words to get the very best out of everyone. Each person she worked with was give actionable suggestions that improved even the best takes into something so much more.”

VO Actor
Michael Orenstein


Do I Earn A Certificate Through The USC School Of Dramatic Arts?

Yes, this course is taught by instructors from the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Your certificate will be sent through USC School of Dramatic Arts with your name and the name of the certificate completed. Fight On! (The Trojan Motto).

Who Will I Be Working With?

Your primary instructor is listed in the “Instructor section” above.

How Many Classes Does It Take To Complete The Certificate?

Great question! To earn this certificate, you must complete four 4-week courses. View the “Curriculum tab” to see details about weekly assignments and class topics.

How Long Does The Program Take To Complete?

This program takes 16 weeks to complete, so you can earn the certificate in one semester.

How Often Do The Class Sessions Meet?

Once A Week. Students Meet Once A Week For 4 Weeks. Each Class Session Is 2 Hours In Length. The Date And Time For Each Course Will Be Reflected On The Course Details Page.

Are Class Sessions Online? Are They Live Or Pre-Recorded?

This program includes weekly live class sessions. Students have access to recorded lectures after the class period, as well.

What If I Miss A Class, Or Want To Review The Class?

No problem. You will be able to access all recorded sessions at your convenience. You’ll see this recording once you login and access ‘My Dashboard’ after the class has ended for the day.

What If I Miss The Start Date Of A Class? How Often Are The Courses Offered?

Each course will be offered on a rolling four-week cycle. So you need only wait until the next month.

How Do I Pay? Can I Pay In Parts?

Payment is required prior to the start of the first day of class. To enroll and pay for a class, select the “Register” button on the course details page; then follow steps to complete payment.

Additional information


Auditor, Participant