What is the course about?
The course will focus on and practice the techniques and concepts that are involved in constructing an improvised play.
What will we cover?
• Improvisation techniques that lead to long-form work
• Play construction
• Monologue improvisation
• Combining scenes
• Exploring a Theme.
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...
Create characters, relationships and the world of an improvisation with greater accuracy, credibility and emotional commitment.
Confidently participate in improvising a full length play.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed improvisation at improvers level or have gained equivalent experience elsewhere.
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 and groups solo work.
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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any professional development skills courses.