What is the course about?
Discovering your TV presenting potential.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Overcoming nerves, presenting to camera, reading Autocue, writing and memorising short scripts, interviewing, how to break into the industry.
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...
Present to camera
Take part in an interview.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners course, no prior experience necessary. It is suitable for those who have or do not have a performance background. Good communication skills are required.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently and clearly
• Understand instructions and be able to work to a brief
• Take direction, be adaptive, take notes
• Receive constructive feedback.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
In-class practical exercises will be recorded on camera and played back with helpful constructive comments. There
may be some weekly prep such as viewing and preparing scripts. Reading So You Want to be a TV Presenter
published by Nick Hern Books, and The TV Presenter’s Career Handbook published by Focal Press will be very
useful, both written by the tutor.
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?
No extra costs. Bring notepad and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Presenting to camera for vlog and YouTube
Presenting to camera for TV shopping channels
Presenting to camera: children’s TV
TV Presenting: auditioning.