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Beginners

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 134 Conc £49 Full £280 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00 11 MAC 22/09/2018 08/12/2018 PM1800
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00 11 MAC 04/05/2019 20/07/2019 PM3800

What will the course cover?

This course will introduce the student to the basic skills of acting. They will learn how to build characters, how to improvise, you will learn about voice projection and stage movement. You will work from scripts, prepare scenes and monologues for an end of term show and share performance. The class will set out to enable students to experience the joy of acting and to increase their confidence and communication skills.

Who is the course for?

This course is for adults –of all ages who would like to try acting for the very first time.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No previous experience of acting or drama is necessary, just a longing to try acting.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

The course will lead to an end of term short ‘Show and Share’ performance, in front of an audience ( of friends and family) so that the students will have had their first experience of actually acting in front of a live audience – They will understand how to build a stage character, how to improvise, how to move on a stage and how to read from scripts.

How is the course organised?

Each workshop will include voice work, character work, improvisation and some movement. The first three workshops will teach the student how to build characters for the stage and how to improvise – Workshops 4 and 5 will introduce the student to scripts, script reading and how to put the script onto the stage – the final 5 workshops will support the students, rehearse, direct and prepare them for their final show and share live performance.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

You will be encouraged to look at scripts and stage plays outside the class. You will also be encouraged to learn lines.

How will my progress be assessed?

The aim of the class is to give the student their first taste of acting – You will firstly learn how to act in front of each other and then be supported towards acting in front of a real audience – No formal assessment will take place, but arriving at the final performance ‘goal’ will be a concrete measure of the students achievement, joy and ability. Progress will be mapped in your Individual Learning Plan. . The tutor will direct and support each student, as they make their journey towards their first live acting performance – some individual ‘one to one’ time will be arranged for each student in the class.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Continue onto the following or higher level course to develop your skills. The tutor will advise the students on going to Drama School, or on joining Amateur Drama groups or Semi Professional Drama Groups in London.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

The group might all choose to study scenes from just one stage play – in which case, each student might need to buy a copy of the chosen play; Students will need to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that they can move around it easily. They will also need black clothes for the final performance.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.