Voiceovers: introduction

Course Dates: 02/06/23 - 30/06/23
Time: 16:30 - 18:45
Location: Keeley Street
In this intensive version of our popular longer course you will begin to explore ‘on mic’ the skills and techniques required across a range of audio/voiceover situations. The course will be delivered in our media studio.
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Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00

Course Code: DMB034

Available start dates 

Fri, day, 02 Jun - 30 Jun '23

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 3871 3111

Lines open Monday-Friday 12:00-18:00

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2542

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What is the course about?

Exploring the skills and techniques required across a range of audio voiceover situations over five intensive sessions. This course will be taught in our media studio.

What will we cover?

Radio commercials
Audio books
What “ type” of voice do I have?

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.
Have an awareness of how your voice comes across.

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

For beginners.

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 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: Beginners or Improvers (seek your tutor's advice); Narration skills; Actor's Voice; Radio Presenting;
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

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.