Advanced character voice for animation, stage and screen
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: DMA040
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
Become practised and experienced in creating character voices from scratch for live and recorded performance. It will enable the skills to be honed and embedded and for the individual to go onto make a character voice reel should they so choose in the future.
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?
How to analyse and build character voices to an advanced level
How to heighten awareness and accuracy in reproducing pre-existing voices
How to heighten awareness and accuracy in reproducing any accent
How to apply the work to a range of scripts for live and recorded media
How to adapt between stage, screen and studio work
Impressions: historical drama and modern stand-up
Characters for stage, screen and radio/ voice-over
Voice-over for animation characters.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Produce a minimum of 12 different character voices safely and reliably,
• Extend vocal range, tone of voice and articulation to new levels of creativity,
• Be self-sufficient in analysing a range of scripts
• Be able to apply imaginative choices resourcefully
• Accurately notate and then recall the work for continuity.
• Accurately reproduce any accent.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an advanced class. You should have completed Character voice for animation, stage and screen: level 1, or have relevant industry experience in voiceover.
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?
Experiential learning on a practical course. Lecture-Style as well as interactive exercises as a group and also in smaller breakout spaces. Practical work undertaken between sessions. Use of Google classroom to access learning resources, engage in interactive discussion with tutor and other participants, see and hear recordings of class work.
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?
Narration Skills, Reading English Literature Aloud, Voiceovers, Acting for Radio; 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.
Yvonne Morley-Chisholm has been a voice teacher and vocal coach for over 35 years. Her freelance work includes: as an associate with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, TV and film productions; extensive work with voiceover artists; supporting writers Mark Ravenhill and David Edgar, and directors including Kathryn Hunter, Mike Alfreds, Lindsay Posner, Damian Cruden, Juliet Forster and Peter James. Yvonne has worked on productions from "The Crucible" and "Agamemnon" to "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," numerous Shakespeare plays, and at theatres across London (Royal Court, Young Vic, Palladium, Southwark Playhouse etc.) and in York (Theatre Royal, Riding Lights, Shakespeare Rose). Yvonne has trained actors for drama schools including LAMDA (as Head of Voice) and universities in the USA and UK, and has taught at City Lit since 2016. Yvonne is part of the pioneering research joint venture “A Voice for Richard,” working on the remains of Richard III to give him voice. Her publications include “More Care For Your Voice,” “Building Character Voice,” “In the beginning …”, and the iPhone/iPad app “Voice Coach” (2020).
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.