Screen acting: taster

Course Dates: 07/12/20
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Location: Online

Explore your on screen potential in this screen acting taster course. This course is suitable for both those new to screen-acting or for more advanced students who can experience the incredible value of working in an online environment to enhance their development.

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


What is the course about?

Led by a professional actor, director and seasoned screen acting tutor you will discover the fundamental technical skills required for acting to the camera in this interactive course.
Watch student testimonials: here.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

In this key session, you will look at the basic technical adjustments and skills required for working on camera and consider how we deliver character with authenticity and truth in a technical environment.

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...

Adjust your performance for working on camera and apply for a longer screen course with confidence.

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

This is a general level course. A willingness and openness to learn are the only requirements. If you have never acted before you should consider enrolling onto our taster course in acting – DRF006 Acting online or DRF005 Acting: taster which is a face to face course.

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 that may include individual, group and pair 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?

Enrol onto a screen-acting course at the appropriate level. Search screen acting courses where you can select from beginners (DRB023 & DRB022), improvers(DRM022) advanced(DRA026) and or one of our masterclass screen acting courses(DRA027). Your tutor can advise you on the appropriate level to join at or get in touch with for more information on courses.

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: DRB025

Mon, eve, 07 Dec - 07 Dec '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £10.00
Senior fee: £10.00
Concession: £10.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions?
or call 020 7492 2542

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