What is the course about?
This course is all about unpicking secrets of the text to enhance your character and believability in performance. These lively practical sessions are designed for those who want to extend their abilities and skills in acting.
What will we cover?
• Physical and vocal warmups
• Group exercises, improvisations and games
• Character work – on paper and in action
• Text analysis techniques
• Guided and Independent Scene Rehearsal
•Work in progress 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...
• Perform a personal physical and vocal warm-up.
• Explore and analyse a range of texts with confidence
• Create an engaging, detailed character
•Perform in a scene from a play with freedom and flair.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an improvers class. Perfect for anyone who has completed a beginner’s course or has suitable experience.
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, groups and individually
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.
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?
Comfortable clothing should be worn. You will need a notebook and pen in these sessions.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can join any acting improvers course or if you have already completed a range of courses at improvers level you may be ready to join an advanced class. Consider enrolling onto a Stanislavski, Meisner or an improvisation 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.