TV presenting for beginners (intensive)

Course Dates: 09/02/21 - 02/03/21
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: Online

Have you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter, but feel unsure where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read from a prompt, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time in this online interactive course.

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?

Discover your TV presenting potential in this online course for complete beginners.

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, body language, relaxation, vocal warm ups, clear diction, presenting to camera in a natural and confident way, reading from a prompt, writing and memorising short scripts, evaluating performance, home and studio recordings, 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 from a prompt
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 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?

Online presentations, discussion, practical exercises and presenting to camera within the class session and between sessions. You will receive helpful constructive comments from the Tutor, and possible peer feedback from the group.
There may be some weekly prep such as viewing and preparing scripts, and a full reading list will be supplied.

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?

You could enrol onto DMP063TV presenting: auditioning. City Lit offers a wide range of Screen acting and TV presenting courses.


Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

Write a review

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.
Course Rating
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!
Course Rating
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.
Course Rating
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!
Course Rating
Review by Annie G-K / (Posted on 21/07/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Gary Grant

As an actor Gary has been a regular on British television since his debut role in Hollyoaks from 1999 to 2000. Various television roles followed, but he's probably best known for his two year stint as DC Paul Riley in ITV's The Bill. Various feature films were to follow along with various stage appearances including his role as Silver in the premiere run of Jim Cartwright’s acclaimed play ‘Hard Fruit’ at The Royal Court. Recent credits include co-leading Anders Banke's 'Enemy Lines' (2020), currently available on Sky Store and Apple TV, leading Cristian Solimeno’s acclaimed dark drama 'I made this for you' (2019) and appearing in international TV drama 'Giri Haji' (2019) for BBC 2 and Netflix. Upcoming films include 'Neil Monaghan's 'Election Night' which is due for release late 2020. Gary made his directorial debut with the multi-award winning ‘Daisy’s Last Stand’ in 2010 and went on to direct feature film ‘Lighter’ for Solaris Productions. The awards for ‘Daisy’s Last Stand’ include ‘Best film’ at the BAFTA hosted annual Film London awards, and ‘Best film’ at ‘The Okanagan International Film Festival’ in Canada.

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: DMP032

Tue, eve, 09 Feb - 02 Mar '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £159.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions?
or call 020 7492 2542

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.