What is the course about?
This course examines the processes of acting and is aimed specifically at beginners, newcomers or those returning to acting. You will build confidence and develop your creative skills in exploring character and scenes in a range of scenarios. Learning is through fun simple exercises that begin with theatre games and build towards text work.
What will we cover?
Drama games and group exercises
Creating a character
Scene analysis into performance
Script work: Monologue and Duologues.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Work confidently in dealing with the process of creating a character from scratch and apply this technique to an unfamiliar text both individually and with a partner to a high level of truth and believability.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginners and those returning to acting following a break.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Active learning with some homework.
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?
Soft shoes and comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. Writing materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Sign up to one of our longer courses scheduled in September. You could continue on at beginners level or if on the advice of your tutor, sign up for an improvers 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