What is the course about?
The course will build on and develop your improvisation skills, creativity and general acting. We will focus on greater levels of truth and being in the moment in this stimulating and supportive environment.
What will we cover?
• Developing and exploring characters and relationships
• Exploring and developing situations
• Building and developing scenes.
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 integrity
• Create characters and relationships with greater emotional commitment
• 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 Improvisation for Improvers or move into Advanced Improvisation if appropriate. You could consider a general acting or physical skills class.
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