Screen acting: improvers
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: DRM022
Available start dates
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
The skills and disciplines required to develop as a screen actor. We’ll be starting to combine the technical disciplines with script and character work. The course will give students a practical understanding of what this entails.
Watch student testimonials: here.
What will we cover?
• Scene work
• Working effectively with the director and fellow actors
• Hitting your mark
• physical continuity.
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...
Play a character confidently on camera while adhering to the technical disciplines required for acting on screen.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students will have taken the initial screen acting beginners course so are familiar with the inherent disciplines such as ‘hitting marks’ and ‘continuity’. However, if you have undertaken lots of acting courses or have some formal on set experience then this course might be suitable for you. Check your level with the drama department if you are unsure.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen and respond to instructions and feedback.
• Communicate clearly in discussion and drama practice.
• Read and respond to a variety of text.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
In pairs and small groups.
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.
Your tutor will advise if recordings may be made available via Google Classroom at the end of this course, subject to City Lit's privacy policies and current data regulations.
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?
Comfortable clothing should be worn.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Continue to build confidence with the next course of Screen Acting: improvers. Depending on your starting point if you have a lot of acting experience, it may be possible to progress to advanced screen on a Monday evening. Discuss with your tutor before progressing or contact the drama dept for further advice. You may also want to consider a course in Stanislavski and or Method Acting.
Stephen has been teaching acting and screen acting to students and professionals for over seven years and has taught at The Method Studio, The Actor’s Centre and Drama Centre London. Stephen trained at the Drama Centre London and as an actor has had a wide breadth of experience playing leading roles in feature films, television dramas and on stage. Best known for playing Lysander Hawkley in ITVs The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Greg Kelly in Coronation Street (for which he won a British Soap Award) and most recently Danny Lomax in Hollyoaks, he continues to work in independent movies and in theatre, enjoying classical roles as well as those in challenging new writing.
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.