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
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.
This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.
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.