Screen acting

Course Dates: 27/10/21 - 08/12/21
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Build your confidence and strengthen your camera technique to create truthful ‘on screen’ performances in this practical course.
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Full Wed, eve, 27 Oct - 08 Dec '21

Duration: 6 sessions (over 7 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Proactively develop your on camera skills in this six week intensive screen acting course. Work both singularly and with other actors, under the invaluable guidance and direction of an award winning screen actor and experienced teacher. The focus is on combining the technical disciplines needed for screen work with script and character work. The course will give students a practical understanding of what this entails.
Watch student testimonials: here.

What will we cover?

Scene work - monologues and duologues
Technical considerations of the camera
Working effectively with the director and fellow actors
Physical continuity.

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...

* Demonstrate confidence and relaxation in front of the camera;
*Adhere to the technical discipline required for acting on screen
*Work effectively with the director and fellow actors
*Maintain focus and continuity
*Perform a monologues and/ or duologue successfully for close-up camera work.

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

All are welcome. This is an inclusive workshop and accommodates those with some prior training in acting who wish to strengthen their camera technique and those new to screen work who wish to learn the key techniques.
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?

In pairs, individually and small groups.
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.
Your tutor will advise if recordings may be made available via Google Classroom at the end of this course, subject to City Lit's privacy policies and current data regulations.

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?

Comfortable clothing should be worn. A notebook and pen.

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

Continue to build confidence and improve your skills in the next screen acting course; your tutor will advise you or contact You may also want to consider a course in Stanislavski and or Method Acting.

Stephen Billington

Stephen has been teaching acting and screen acting to students and professionals for over seven years and has taught at The Method Studio, The Actor’s Centre and Drama Centre London. Stephen trained at the Drama Centre London and as an actor has had a wide breadth of experience playing leading roles in feature films, television dramas and on stage. Best known for playing Lysander Hawkley in ITVs The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Greg Kelly in Coronation Street (for which he won a British Soap Award) and most recently Danny Lomax in Hollyoaks, he continues to work in independent movies and in theatre, enjoying classical roles as well as those in challenging new writing.

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.