Acting: beginners

Course Dates: 13/01/20 - 30/03/20
Time: 15:30 - 17:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Cara Jennings

Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.


What is the course about?

This course will introduce you to the craft of acting. Through a series of warm ups, games and practical exercises you will develop your creativity and find the freedom to act in a friendly and supportive environment.

What will we cover?

• Drama games and group exercises
• Improvisation and scene work
• Character work
• Performing truthfully and believably
• An introduction to text work.

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...

• Work collaboratively and confidently with others.
• Present yourself confidently in the space.
• Develop and play character
• Prepare and perform a short scene.

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

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to increase their confidence when acting.

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

You will be involved in group, pair and some individual work.

You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this; if you are in any doubt, consult a medical practitioner.

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?

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that you can relax and move freely in.

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

You can enrol onto Acting: improvers or Improvisation: beginners.


Customer Reviews 14 item(s)

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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.

It is a good way to start if you have no experience at all in acting. The teacher made me feel confident. There were a lot of funny moments.
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Review by Fernando / (Posted on 07/07/2019)
A really good course based on the Stanislavski method.
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Review by J. Eve / (Posted on 24/06/2019)
Yes I would recommend this course
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 25/03/2019)
This course is excellent for those interested in or revisiting acting. Our tutor put us at ease so although it's aimed at beginners you will learn a lot and become confident with acting very quickly. I have really enjoyed the course and met some great people too
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/03/2019)
Great grounding in acting practices, makes you feel ready to continue to the next level course with confidence
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
Great experience. I want to perform in a play after this.
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Review by SteveG / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
A fun way to understand what you can bring to the role of acting. It takes you outside of your comfort zone with imaginative and fun games.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/03/2019)
This was a truly excellent course I couldn't have imagined a better way to be introduced to learning the craft of acting! It was such a supportive and enthisiastic group led by a really gifted and kind teacher who was 100% present and seemed to have the whole structure of the 12 weeks mapped out so that the basics were laid out for us week by week going from ice-breaking games to really quite bold performances seamlessly. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to give their self esteem a little boost whilst being introduced to the world of acting!
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Review by P T Breen / (Posted on 15/12/2018)
Brilliant course, knowledgeable tutor. I learnt so much in a short space of time but at the perfect pace.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/12/2018)
Definitely a great place to start if you are beginning acting or if you are just curious where it can bring you !
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Review by Billy Boguard / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Recommend it - it was fun
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
This course exceeded all of my expectations. Our tutor made every lesson fun and engaging, his observations, encouragement and advice was always spot on, and insightful.

As with most of the other students, I was slightly nervous to begin with, but the course progressed in such a way, that I found very quickly that I was comfortable delivering a monologue, or acting a scene in front of the rest of the class.

For anyone interested in acting, this is the perfect course to begin with, you are going to have an unforgettable 12 weeks.
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Review by Jason / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
If you are happy with the classic style of learning to act, then the course may be for you. If you want to get going, learning scripts and acting them out, then the course is not for you!
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Review by Laurence / (Posted on 03/12/2018)
I found out about Build after the recommendation of a friend, so I thought, even though I'd attended a couple of acting courses before, it was best I started again from scratch. It was the best choice I've made.

It is a warm and safe environment to reevaluate your skills, to try new things, to challenge yourself and become better, as well as work with other people efficiently.

The tutor is a perfect professional with excellent knowledge of her craft.

She always comes into the classroom with an energy that gets you on your feet, she's happy to help her students with any struggles they might have, while being able to keep them disciplined. She made us all feel comfortable, believed in our skills and helped us overcome our fears and achieve more.

I haven't worked with many tutors at Build but I think she is definitely among the best of them.
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Review by Anastasia / (Posted on 09/12/2016)
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Course Code: DRB011

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Mon, day, 13 Jan - 30 Mar '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £151.00
Concession: £115.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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