Acting for radio and podcast dramas: improvers
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: DMM002
Duration: 6 sessions (over 7 weeks)
What is the course about?
You will develop your skills and experience and knowledge of the sector by performing on mic in various radio drama and voice-over settings. This course will be online.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Radio Drama: ‘Omnes’ scenes, narrations, monologues
Voice-overs: A range of solo & small group recordings
Voice reels, and getting work.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Identify the staff working on a radio drama
Explain the process of recording a radio drama
Explain the specific demands of a range of audio recordings
Have an appreciation of what to include on a voice reel and how to seek work in radio drama and voice-overs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You must have completed Acting for Radio: Beginners; Voice-overs; Radio Presenting or Creating Character voices, or have comparative previous experience
If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) before choosing.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical experience. You will be instructed, then recorded and the work played back. Your work will be analysed by you, your fellow students and tutor. Some recordings will require preparation prior to class.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. Recorded material MAY be made available via Google Classroom at the end of the course in accordance with our privacy policies and data protection regulations.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Radio Presenting: Improvers; Voiceovers: Improvers; Using your voice for audio books.
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.
David is an actor and playwright who has specialised in radio.He has written five plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and acted in more than 400 others, including the pilot episode of "The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy," and comedy shows with David Jason, Roy Hudd, Kenneth Williams and the "Dad's Army" cast. On television he has played the iconic role of Davros in "Dr Who" and Simpkins, the pathologist, in "A Touch of Frost." Three of his plays have been performed in London's West End, including his adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows," which has twice broken box office records. David has been teaching radio technique for 30 years, at the Guildford School of Acting and, since 2001, at City Lit. He currently teaches Acting for radio and podcast dramas: beginners, improvers and advanced, with a new Advanced weekend workshop launching in February 2022. David's play "Walk or Die" will be repeated on Radio 4 Extra in May 2022. He has just revisited Davros with a voiceover for the reissue of "Destiny of the Daleks" and other Tom Baker episodes on Blu-ray DVD.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.