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  1. Presenting on the spot
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Learn key vocal techniques and public speaking strategies that will support you when you need to give a memorable impromptu presentation or speech with gravitas and confidence. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
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  2. Acting: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 29 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Darwen
    Practise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes with an experienced tutor and actor. This course is suitable for experienced students who have completed a range of our acting courses or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £103.00
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  3. Contemporary dance: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Push your physicality, stamina and strength through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. Be challenged mentally and physically, take risks and work with full body awareness. This class is appropriate for people who have lots of experience in Contemporary dance and are confident with floor work.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  4. Contemporary dance: general level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Develop your physicality while further enhancing your understanding of contemporary dance, through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. This class is appropriate for people who are ready to move on from the beginners course or who have previous dance experience.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  5. Screen acting: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 29 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Cavanah
    Build your confidence and strengthen your camera technique in this improvers class. Work towards creating more truthful screen performances.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £160.00
  6. Acting for radio: Theatre Company
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 29 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Gooderson
    Become part of a radio repertory company and take part in creating and recording for broadcast a performance of a radio play. This term we will be performing scenes from Oscar Wilde's Importance Of Being Earnest. In addition, there will be a public performance of a reading of the play on Thursday 18th July. This advanced course is for those with previous experience in acting and radio, either through courses or industry. Please click on Start Your Interview to apply; the Drama Department will contact you to progress your application. *Applications for DMA009 (May 2024) are now CLOSED. Please apply for DMA007 starting in September 2024.*.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
  7. Writing romance
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 30 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Penny
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a single pen can compose an unforgettable romance novel. This six-week course will guide students through the plotting of modern romance stories.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
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  8. Japanese woodcut printmaking
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 May 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carol Justin Wilhide
    An introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  9. The art of negotiating
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes. The course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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  10. Speak Shakespeare monologues and scenes: comedies
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vernon Thompson
    Whether you are preparing a Shakespearean monologue for audition or simply have an interest in their structure, rhythm and poetry, this course enables you to work on and speak monologues from the Comedies with confidence. There is also an opportunity to rehearse duologues/ scenework from Comedy of Errors and As You Like It specifically. This term the course is held at the college with an opportunity to practise speaking text in the open air.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  11. Calligraphy: modern copperplate variations
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to use a pointed pen for writing in copperplate hand, which is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones.This fun class is an introduction to Spencerian script and its connection to basic strokes and letterforms. You will also learn the history of Spencerian script and it will give you some new knowledge of penmanship. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right handers.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  12. Mixing and music production techniques
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max La Villa
    Ideal if you know the basics of music production but want your music to sound more polished and professional. Tips and tricks for mixing, using compressors, limiters, EQ, reverb and other devices.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
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