TV presenting for beginners (intensive)

Course Dates: 05/12/20 - 13/12/20
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Online

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.


Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 December 14:00 - 17:00

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 December 14:00 - 17:00.

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?

In this online practical course you will discover your TV presenting potential.

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?

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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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

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)
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: DMP031

Sat-Sun, day, 05 Dec - 13 Dec '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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