Screen acting: beginners

Course Dates: 14/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

Working in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, you'll explore the basic technical skills required for working on camera.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This is an online interactive course. We will explore the fundamental technical skills required for acting to the camera.

This is a live online face-to-face 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Technical skills such as Hitting marks, Eye line and Continuity.
Basic script and scene analysis.

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...

Perform confidently to camera applying the basic technical skills required for screen acting.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is for beginner's so no specific skills are required.
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?

Your tutor will teach though a variety of techniques during this online course. This will include Individual, pair and group 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?

A notebook and pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Screen acting: improvers.

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Definitely take it, it makes screen acting much less scary...
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Review by Tina Baker / (Posted on 24/02/2019)
Excellent Tutor. Knowledge and great advice plentiful. This is perfect for all types of student, whether to discover a most enjoyable entrance into Screen Acting or just for the pure enjoyment of learning in an enthusiastic group. I have loved every moment, and have already booked for Improvers and Advanced classes in 2019. Don't hold back. Give it a try!
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Review by Aspiring (Mature) Performer. / (Posted on 08/12/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Gary Grant

As an actor Gary has been a regular on British television since his debut role in Hollyoaks from 1999 to 2000. Various television roles followed, but he's probably best known for his two year stint as DC Paul Riley in ITV's The Bill. Various feature films were to follow along with various stage appearances including his role as Silver in the premiere run of Jim Cartwright’s acclaimed play ‘Hard Fruit’ at The Royal Court. Recent credits include co-leading Anders Banke's 'Enemy Lines' (2020), currently available on Sky Store and Apple TV, leading Cristian Solimeno’s acclaimed dark drama 'I made this for you' (2019) and appearing in international TV drama 'Giri Haji' (2019) for BBC 2 and Netflix. Upcoming films include 'Neil Monaghan's 'Election Night' which is due for release late 2020. Gary made his directorial debut with the multi-award winning ‘Daisy’s Last Stand’ in 2010 and went on to direct feature film ‘Lighter’ for Solaris Productions. The awards for ‘Daisy’s Last Stand’ include ‘Best film’ at the BAFTA hosted annual Film London awards, and ‘Best film’ at ‘The Okanagan International Film Festival’ in Canada.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: DRB020

Please choose a course date 

Mon, day, 14 Sep - 30 Nov '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £299.00
Senior fee: £239.00
Concession: £182.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2542

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.