Time: 19:15 - 21:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: DMA032
Available start dates
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
Expanding on the skills mastered in the Improvers course, you will gain deeper experience in microphone and voiceover techniques, working towards a higher professional standard. This more challenging course will provide you with a focused range of audio/voiceover materials. You will experience practical exploration of the working world of audio and gain knowledge of various sectors of work.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
ELT (English Language Teaching) Recordings
ADR (Additional Dialogue Replacement) Recordings
Dos and don'ts of the professional voiceover world.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Explain the demands of English Language Teaching recordings
Explain the demands of Additional Dialogue Replacement recordings
Explain the demands of Animation recordings
Identify good and bad working practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For those who have completed Working in Voiceovers Beginners and Improvers, or have previous equivalent experience
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. Your work will be analysed by you, your fellow students and the tutor. Some scripts will need preparation prior to class. The course will be taught online, partly to highlight the new demands put on voiceover artists in the light of recent lockdown measures and how many of these changes are likely to remain in place.
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 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?
Acting for Radio; Radio Presenting; Character Voice for Animation; Voice Technique (Improvers).
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.
David Thorpe was born in Sheffield, grew up on the Isle of Wight, and has lived in London all his adult life. He has appeared in numerous plays in rep and on tour, including as The Fool in a production of King Lear directed by Jonathan Miller. David has also devised and performed three one-man shows, Confessions of a Toytown Revolutionary, This Way Up! and l Demand A Recount! In 2020 he released an album of his songs and spoken word entitled Trickle-down. Twice a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, David has been heard in over a hundred radio plays and was a presenter at BBC World Service for 5 years. He has worked in many areas of audio - ADR, ELT, Audio Guides, Animations, Games, Commercials, etc. - but now mostly narrates audiobooks (over 700 so far) for which he has won various awards. Dave has taught radio acting and audio work in a number of drama schools and centres. He now teaches exclusively at City Lit., where he hosts Voiceover courses from beginners to advanced level.
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.