Voiceovers: beginners

Course Dates: 13/01/20 - 30/03/20
Time: 10:30 - 12:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
David Thorpe

Explore ‘on mic’ the skills and techniques required across a range of audio/voiceover situations, from radio commercials to talking books and beyond.


What is the course about?

Exploring the skills and techniques required across a range of audio situations.

What will we cover?

Radio commercials
Audio books
Other voiceover recordings.
What “ type” of voice do I have?
What it’s like to work in voice-overs.
How to get work.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Explain the demands of radio commercials recording.
Explain the demands of audio books recording.
Explain the demands of various voiceover recordings.
Have an awareness of how your voice comes across.

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

For beginners or those with some on mic experience who wish to brush up their technique

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently and clearly.
• To read a script accurately.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.
If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) before choosing.

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

Practical experience. We will record and play back your work.

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. Recorded material MAY be made available via Google Classroom at the end of the course in accordance with our privacy policies and data protection regulations.

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

Voiceovers: Improvers; Character Voices; The Actor's Voice.
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.


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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.

This course is not only fun but improves reading and acting skills. We have an incredibly talented group and I am learning a great deal from them and the tutor.
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Review by Amanda / (Posted on 05/07/2019)
Do it!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
The Voiceovers Beginners course is a highly engaging, fun and useful course where I have learnt loads about how to read for radio with expression in my voice and without feeling self conscious.

The tutor is a wonderful teacher, so creative and inventive in the way he communicates that each session leaves you wondering what's going to happen next. He encourages you to step outside your comfort zone and give your all. He challenges you, he pushes you to the limit - he gets the best out of you, essentially.

I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to discover more about training their voice to read aloud and isn't afraid to hear themselves outside the shower!
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Review by The Anonymous Critic / (Posted on 20/03/2017)
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Course Code: DMB031

Please choose a course date 

Mon, day, 13 Jan - 30 Mar '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £269.00
Senior fee: £215.00
Concession: £164.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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