Acting for radio: beginners

Course Dates: 18/09/19 - 23/10/19
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
David Gooderson

Explore acting and performing for radio, working on scenes, sound effects, monologues, commercials, voiceovers and all kinds of microphone techniques, in a supportive but professional environment. Tutor: David Gooderson.


What is the course about?

To make actors aware of the many techniques needed for successful radio and sound work.

What will we cover?

Working on microphone technique by means of recording students in a variety of dramatic scenes, commercials and other voice over material.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Be at ease in front of a microphone.
Have an ability to communicate with the listener.
Have an appreciation of the different skills needed in each area of sound work.

You will hear a difference in the quality of your recorded performances by the end of the course.

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

You should have some beginners acting experience.
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.

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

By recording, playing back and discussing students' 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 via Google Classroom 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 Improvers; Radio Presenting.

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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.

A really fun introduction to the area. Tutor who knows his stuff. Some enjoyable activities.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/02/2019)
This is an excellent starter course in radio drama skills. Well presented, with plenty of content and opportunities to practice, from a very experienced industry tutor. Good fun, not at all intimidating. I will certainly sign up for the Improvers course, on the back of this experience.
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Review by Julia / (Posted on 07/02/2019)
A fantastic introduction course, allowing you to get comfortable and confident on the mic, as well as performing infront of a group. I was a total beginner on this course, and throughly enjoyed it, I then went on the do the improvers course, which I also highly recommend.
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Review by Rose Mac / (Posted on 05/07/2018)
This course does exactly what it says - and the tutor and technical support are just that - extremely supportive. If you want to know if you are any good at radio acting, this course will tell you, and it's extremely good fun besides being instructive - so if you are thinking of doing it, do it!!!
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Review by Multilingual Singer / (Posted on 09/01/2018)
I mentioned to a fellow Build student that I was about to start the Acting for Radio class and their response was, "You are going to love it. The tutor is incredible. It's the best class i've ever taken."Do you know what? They weren't wrong. It was beautifully paced and very inclusive. I've learnt so much in such a short time. The only negative is it is only 6 weeks. It really needs to be longer!
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Review by Neil / (Posted on 04/07/2016)
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Course Code: DMB001

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Wed, day, 18 Sep - 23 Oct '19

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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

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

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