Acting: beginners (speaking text)

Course Dates: 30/04/19 - 09/07/19
Time: 15:45 - 17:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Vernon Thompson

Practise breath exercises and articulation drills to develop the basic skills for speaking text, and learn how to use the words to explore their meaning.


What is the course about?

You will work on voice techniques specifically aimed at actors at the start of their training. Working on breath and articulation exercises, Shakespeare and verse speaking, you will become grounded in a foundation of text delivery and vocal technique to achieve this.

What will we cover?

* Breath control and clear articulation.
* Correct vocal placement in delivering text
* Finding range and agility in performing through voice.

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...

Select from a number of vocal exercises to develop your instrument.
Identify the importance of breath and articulation exercises for voicing text.
Deliver different texts using the skills acquired.

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

This is a beginners' level course - focusing on a specific skillset for actors. It is a perfect accompaniment to the Movement for Actors: Beginners course in providing a well-rounded foundation for accredited training.

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

This will be primarily practical. Some homework preparation in text being worked on may be required, but will be limited.

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?

Pen, notebook, a small hand mirror and please wear loose clothing.

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

You can progress on to any Actor's Voice Beginners or Improvers classes or Acting: Improvers. You can audition for entry to the 1 year Foundation in Drama course.

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


Book your place

Course Code: DRB302

Tue, day, 30 Apr - 09 Jul '19

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £91.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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