What is the course about?
We will focus on playfulness and aspects of comedy that will enliven your work and engage a potential audience.
What will we cover?
- Theatre sports
- Essential improv skills
- Developing and exploring characters and relationships
- Exploring and developing comedy situation.
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...
• Play with greater levels of confidence
• Create characters and relationships with greater levels of truth
• Develop and perform confidently in a range of improvised scenarios.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed an improvisation course at beginner’s level, be able to work well with others and have a willingness to take risks. 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.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Work alone, within groups and in pairs safely.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Group, pair and some individual work.
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?
Comfortable clothing for freedom of movement should be worn.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Continue in an Improvisation class to develop your skills further. You could consider stand-up comedy, and/or take a course in comedy writing and performance. Any general acting course.