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Acting for Beginners

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  • Fee
    £130
  • Duration of course 6 weeks
  • Course type Short Course
  • This course is suitable for Adults

A practical acting course created for those with little or no acting experience. Using a range of acting exercises and games, you will develop some fundamental and essential acting skills in areas such as; improvisation, creating characters, rehearsing with text and developing voice and body. The course will also include a introduction to acting to camera session in our dedicated TV studios.

 

You will have the opportunity to build your confidence and communication skills, develop your imagination and lose your inhibitions in a fun, safe and supportive group environment.

 

 

Session 1   

Topic: Introductions and building the group.

Acting exercises and fun drama games to free the imagination, develop spontaneity and build confidence. 

 

 

Session 2

Topic: Improvisation

Using improvisation tools and exercises, students will explore acting fundamentals such as wants and circumstance.

Students will also work towards developing vocal confidence.

 

 

Session 3

Topic: Character  

From the physical larger than life, to more meaningful, truthful characters, participants will develop their skills by exploring a range of character building techniques and exercises. 

 

 

Session 4

Topic: Ways into text 

Students will work on script analysis and develop a range of skills on how to break down text to reveal sub-text, character and relationships.  

 

 

Session 5

Topic: Performance

Students will be able to bring together all of work covered throughout the course and apply it to their chosen text or improvisation in an informal sharing to each other Students will be able to bring together all of work covered throughout the course and apply it to their chosen text or improvisation in an informal sharing to each other.

 

 

Session 6

Topic: Introduction to Camera Acting Techniques
Covering essentials such as camera angles and set-ups, hitting marks, continuity of action and spontaneity of performance, students will have the opportunity to gain valuable camera acting skills and techniques.

 

 

 

Biography

David Baker is an experienced actor, director, acting tutor and drama practitioner with over twenty years’ experience of working professionally in film, theatre and Radio and Television. He was an Artistic Associate and Director of Creative Learning at Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and has also taught acting for Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Education Service and for companies such as Act-Up. 


 

For further information call 020 7258 7253 or email shortcourses@cwc.ac.uk.​​