Acting for radio and podcast dramas: advanced

Course Dates: 31/05/23 - 28/06/23
Time: 14:15 - 17:15
Location: Keeley Street
Seeking work in Radio drama? Explore microphone techniques and acting skills for radio at a higher level. For those who have previous experience through courses or industry.
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Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00

Course Code: DMA002

Wed, day, 31 May - 28 Jun '23

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Explore microphone techniques and acting for radio at a higher level. For those who have completed Acting for radio: beginners and/or improvers courses, or have previous relevant industry experience. You will further develop your skills and experience and knowledge of the sector by performing on mic in various and more challenging radio drama settings.

What will we cover?

- Monologues
- Duologues
- Taking part in a group recording of a classic radio drama.

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

Create a character convincingly in a radio drama
Show versatility by playing another character in the same drama.
Have an appreciation of what to include on a voice reel and how to seek work in radio drama.

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

You must have previous experience in acting for radio. 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?

Through practical work in our media studio. You will be directed, recorded, and the work played back. Your work will be analysed by you, your fellow students and tutor. Recordings will require preparation prior to class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


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

Actor's Voice; Radio Presenting; 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.

David Gooderson Tutor Website

David is an actor and playwright who has specialised in radio.He has written five plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and acted in more than 400 others, including the pilot episode of "The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy," and comedy shows with David Jason, Roy Hudd, Kenneth Williams and the "Dad's Army" cast. On television he has played the iconic role of Davros in "Dr Who" and Simpkins, the pathologist, in "A Touch of Frost." Three of his plays have been performed in London's West End, including his adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows," which has twice broken box office records. David has been teaching radio technique for 30 years, at the Guildford School of Acting and, since 2001, at City Lit. He currently teaches Acting for radio and podcast dramas: beginners, improvers and advanced, with a new Advanced weekend workshop launching in February 2022. David's play "Walk or Die" will be repeated on Radio 4 Extra in May 2022. He has just revisited Davros with a voiceover for the reissue of "Destiny of the Daleks" and other Tom Baker episodes on Blu-ray DVD.

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.