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. Different genres have different screen tests!Understand what employers are looking for, and practise your craft in the City Lit’s professionally equipped TV studio.
What will we cover?
Talking to camera, speaking to time, memorising short scripts, reading Autocue, working with in-ear talkback, interviews, children’s auditions/shopping channel auditions (you choose one of those).
An understanding of what tasks will be asked of you in a variety of audition situations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Understand 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 will be recorded on camera and played back with helpful constructive comments. There will be some weekly prep including prep before week 1 which will be emailed to you. 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 may be asked to bring products for your children’s make/shopping demo.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Shopping TV Presenting
Children’s TV Presenting.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details