What is the course about?
This course provides a fun and focused look at character development, using scene work, text analysis, improvisation and imagination. Gain freedom in characterisation and confidence in performance.
What will we cover?
• A range of acting exercises, improvisations and games
• Scene analysis and supporting research
• In depth character work and development
• Giving imagination physical expression
. Scene rehearsal and performance.
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...
• Effectively investigate text for clues to complex character
• Create a productive character profile and history
• Demonstrate greater freedom, confidence, and rigour in performance
• Create detailed, complex and believable characters.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an advanced level course for students with experience and commitment
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?
In pairs and groups. Whole group. Small groups. Individually
• Comfortable clothing should be worn.
• Have a notebook nearby.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a folder and notebook and pen. Comfortable clothing should be worn. You maybe required to secure scripts. You may wish to provide some props and costuming.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any professional development skills courses. You can enrol on other advanced courses, or audition for the CityLit Theatre Company.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details