Actor summer school: beginners

Course Dates: 15/07/24 - 19/07/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
This is a five day intensive encounter with the acting process. Designed for beginners to explore the fundamentals in a safe and supportive enviroment. Also suitable for those with some prior experience wanting to refresh and focus their skills.
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Actor summer school: beginners
  • Course Code: DS001
  • Dates: 15/07/24 - 19/07/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Mon-Fri, Daytime
  • Duration: 5 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Sean Croft, Juliet Prague

Course Code: DS001

Mon-Fri, day, 15 Jul - 19 Jul '24

Duration: 5 sessions

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 4582 0413

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What is the course about?

Through physical, experiential work the course will introduce you to the craft of acting. Working in a positive atmosphere, this lively course will cover a range of exercises designed to release your imagination and develop your creativity. You will explore the actors process through vocal, physical, and acting exercises. You will explore building character using fundamental technique, which will help to free you and develop your spontaneity, presence, and ability to engage truthfully in the moment. The emphasis is as much on learning to engage fully and discover the joy of working well with other actors as it is on developing an initial skill set.

What will we cover?

• Spontaneity
• Developing presence
• Using the voice and body
• Status work
• Character building.

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

• Work well with others
• Work in a disciplined way with commitment and thought.
• Improvise freely
• Build character
• Play with greater physical and vocal awareness and emotional accessibility.

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

The course is aimed at beginners and those with some experience wanting a refresher course.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen and respond to instructions and feedback.
• Take part in class discussions.
• Read a script and/or related text.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

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

This is a practical, experiential course which requires full engagement and a commitment to working individually, and in small and large groups.

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?

Please dress in loose clothing that you can move in freely .

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

Actor Summer School: improvers. Or acting DRM001/DRM002 Improvers in the Autumn term
You may be interested in one of City Lit's Accredited acting courses or in one of the wide range of non-accredited courses in Acting and Theatre.

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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.