Accents: London, General American and British regional

Course Dates: 21/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
Tutors:
David Bauckham

Expand your skillset as an actor or as someone with an interest in speech and phonetics by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol. This course will be taught online.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

To expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American, West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol. The study of other accents can be negotiated with the tutor. 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The breakdown of the sounds of individual accents using texts and tutor resources. Knowledge of phonetics is useful but not essential.

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

Break down any accent into its component parts for self-study
Significantly increase the range of accents you are able to tackle at short notice.

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

You need a keen interest in the subject, a healthy dose of patience and a willingness to try out strange and fascinating new speaking possibilities.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen actively and communicate clearly.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and analyse scripts to find meaning and clarity.
• Take notes.
• Use numbers to recognise rhythm.
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?

Theory and practice, including detailed breakdown and analysis of each accent, including phonetics. (Some prior knowledge of phonetics is useful but not essential.) Exercises to explore physicalisation, and to compare your own and other accents. Each accent will be applied to relevant text. There will be no homework set for formal submission but you are expected to devote some time each week to practising at home with the provided recordings to reinforce the new accents you have learnt.

HEALTH CHECK
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

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?

You may find it useful to bring a small hand mirror and portable digital recording device to class.

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

Accents: Challenging British Regional Accents
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.

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This course is pretty intense, in the sense that you get through quite a few accents in a short space of time. Which is also a bit of a downside, however you can see it as an introduction to them and will help you to decide which ones you want to develop further.
I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 13/03/2020)
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Course Code: DVB010

Started Mon, eve, 21 Sep - 30 Nov '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £169.00

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