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, interviewing, how to break 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
¿ Take part in an interview.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners course, no prior experience necessary. 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
• Understand instructions and be able to work to a brief
• Take direction, be adaptive, take notes
• Receive constructive feedback.
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
may be some weekly prep such as viewing and preparing scripts. 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 the tutor.
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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
DMP062 Presenting to camera for vlog and YouTube
DMP060 Presenting to camera for TV shopping channels
DMP068 Presenting to camera: children’s TV
DMP063 TV Presenting: auditioning.
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