TV presenting: auditioning

Course Dates: 09/03/21 - 23/03/21
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Online

Learn how to succeed in a TV Presenting audition. What happens in TV Presenting auditions and what skills are Producers looking for in TV presenters?

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What is the course about?

Discover what skills and qualities you need to succeed in TV presenting auditions. Learn what tasks you could be asked to do. Bridge the gap between audition and getting the job. Understand what employers are looking for, and practise your craft in this online and interactive course.

What will we cover?

Talking to camera, speaking to time, memorising short scripts, reading from a prompt, interviews, general/children’s auditions/ shopping channel auditions (you choose one of these options). Different genres, different screen tests. Self taping.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Explain what tasks you need to do for a range of different TV presenting auditions
• Evaluate your own performance and judge it against industry expectations
• Attend TV presenting auditions with more confidence.

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

This is a fast paced course for those with some prior TV presenter training and/or TV presenting experience. It is not aimed at absolute beginners.

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently and clearly.
• Read a script accurately.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

In-class practical exercises, helpful constructive Tutor feedback. There will be weekly prep including prep before week 1.
During the course you will be required to record from home and upload your recordings for evaluation.
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 Kathryn Wolfe.

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. You will need to provide products for your children’s make/shopping demo.

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

Continue your development in one of our specialist presenting courses such as Shopping or presenting to camera for vlog and Youtube or discuss next steps with your tutor.


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This course is fantastic for people who have already had a taste of TV Presenting as it really throws you in with the practical work. We covered loads! Ad-lib, in ear talkback, shopping channel demos, children's makes, interviews, auto-cue. If anything, I would have loved another week. It was great to learn from others in the class as we all had such different backgrounds and reasons for being there. I have come out of this course feeling 100% more confident in my TV Presenting abilities than when I started.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 29/01/2020)
Tutor Biographies
Kathryn Wolfe Tutor Website

Kathryn Wolfe is a highly experienced TV presenting coach who has taught a range of TV presenting courses at City Lit since 2005 and trained dozens of presenters who appear reguarly on TV and online. Formerly a BBC trained TV director with over 25 years TV directing experience, Kathryn was also Course Leader TV Production and Senior Lecturer Media Performance at University of Bedfordshire for 12 years. Kathryn has written two leading text books in this field: "So You Want to be a TV Presenter" (Nick Hern Books, 2010) and "The TV Presenter's Career Handbook" (Focal Press, 2014). Kathryn founded Pukka Presenting in 2003 to train presenters, and further info can be found on Pukka Presenting website and Instagram.

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: DMP063

Tue, eve, 09 Mar - 23 Mar '21

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £89.00
Senior fee: £89.00
Concession: £54.00

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