Acting online: taster

Course Dates: 09/12/21
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Location: Online
Ever wanted to try acting? This taster course is about discovering the pleasure of acting and ideal for those new or returning to drama who want to experience working in an online environment. In this fun class, you will gain a clear insight into the value of developing your skills on one of our longer online courses.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00

Course Code: DRF006

Thu, day, 09 Dec - 09 Dec '21

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

This taster course will provide an exciting introduction and opportunity to engage in some key acting exercises in a fun and supportive atmosphere. You will discover the value and ease in working in an online environment, realising the potential to develop and grow your skills under the guidance of one of our experienced acting tutors. If you are new to acting you will discover that acting classes are an ideal way to build confidence, meet new people and to increase your well-being. You will unlock your imagination and develop your creativity in a fun and supportive environment through a range of exercises designed to increase your abilities in acting and improve your communication skills.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The key components of acting including drama games and exercises and Character work.

Please note that acting classes by their very nature can involve exercises and the exploration of material that some students may find challenging.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

•Work collaboratively with others.
• Present yourself confidently in the space
• Confidently enrol onto one of our longer courses.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge is required to participate in this class. This course is perfect for those who are looking to take their first steps in acting, to develop personally or for those with an interest in pursuing acting further.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen and respond to instructions and feedback.
• Communicate clearly in discussion and drama practice.
• Read and respond to a variety of text.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be involved in group, pair and some individual work.

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.
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?

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that you can relax and move freely in.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Enrol onto DRF007 Acting online. For more information search by the course codes to see the outlines on our website or contact to discuss what is the right level of course for you.

Laura Baggaley

Laura is an experienced theatre director, teacher and writer and has taught at City Lit since 2011. Laura has worked at a wide range of venues including the National Theatre, the Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park, Birmingham Rep, the Cambridge Arts Theatre, and Southwark Playhouse. She loves all types of plays, from new writing and devised theatre to Shakespeare and works in translation, and enjoys bringing scenes and characters to life with students in her classes. Laura studied English Literature as an undergraduate at Oxford University and went on to take an MA in Text and Performance Studies at King’s College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She splits her time between teaching, writing, environmental work and directing theatre productions.

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.