TV presenting for beginners (intensive)

Course Dates: 07/12/19 - 08/12/19
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Gary Grant

Have you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter, but been unsure where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read autocue, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time. All this in one weekend!


What is the course about?

Discovering your TV presenting potential.

What will we cover?

Overcoming nerves, presenting to camera, reading autocue, writing and memorising short scripts, hosting an interview, being a guest interviewee, talking to time, breaking into the industry.

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...

Present to camera
Read Autocue
Write and memorise short scripts
Conduct an interview, be interviewed
Talk to time
Understand how to break into the industry.

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

This is a reasonably fast-paced course for beginners. No prior TV presenter training is required, and it is suitable for those who have or do not have a performance background. Good communication skills are required. In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently and clearly
• Listen and respond to instructions
• Read a script accurately
• Give and receive constructive feedback
• Take notes
• Work within groups and on your own.

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

Practical sets of exercises will be recorded on camera and played back with individual and generic helpful comments.

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?

Please bring a notepad and pen or tablet on which you can write notes.
Recommended reading: So You Want to be a TV Presenter? by Kathryn Wolfe (Nick Hern Books, 2010), and The TV Presenter's Career Handbook by Kathryn Wolfe (Focal Press, 2015).

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

City Lit offers a wide range of Screen acting and TV presenting courses.


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Thoroughly recommend this course. It exceeded my expectations. The tutor brought the best out in everyone. So much fun and laughter. I came out with a greater sense of confidence.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 01/10/2019)
A fantastic course, with a totally inspiring tutor. It really was a weekend of laughter and learning - brilliant!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 23/07/2019)
We had the course with Gary Grant and he is a great tutor. We spent most of our time in front of the camera trying out various scenarios. He gave us lots of tips based on his personal experience working as an actor and a presenter.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 22/07/2019)
Teacher was excellent and so inspiring. We learnt a lot and it was challenging but very enjoyable at the same time. Recommended!
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Review by Annie G-K / (Posted on 21/07/2019)
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Course Code: DMP031

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Sat-Sun, day, 07 Dec - 08 Dec '19

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £97.00

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