Screen acting: advanced

Course Dates: 13/01/20 - 30/03/20
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Gary Grant

Work towards greater levels of professional practice in this advanced class. Develop your on-screen performance and enhance your techniques for acting in front of the camera.


What is the course about?

An intensive practical course in screen acting performance, and techniques for acting in front of the camera. It is aimed at students with accredited acting training and some professional experience who have not been able to breakthrough into screen acting who wish to develop confidence in front of the camera.

You will get an in-depth look at techniques ranging from improvisation to character development, based on a script for TV/film. Learn how to get the best performance and build your confidence on screen. Practise moving for the camera and learn about the differences between theatre and television performances. Scenes will be worked, recorded and analysed, and you will be required to learn scripts.

What will we cover?

Script interpretation for film/TV drama
Differences between theatre and film performance technique
Character development and performance - what an actor needs to know.

You will perform, film and watch back monologues and duologues from a television/film script. There will be one research assignment in modules 1 & 2 to further your understanding of film history and acting techniques for the camera. . You will be expected to prepare and learn a total of 4 minutes of dialogue over the module.

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...

Demonstrate confidence and relaxation in front of the camera; Show a good knowledge of screen acting in performance;
Hit marks;
Maintain focus and continuity for filmed monologues and duologues.
Perform monologues and duologues for close-up camera work.

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

Previous experience required. You need to have completed Screen acting for beginners/improvers, or their equivalent, have an Acting Degree or have completed an accredited acting course..
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?

In groups and pairs with scripts. Scenes will be worked, recorded and analysed with regular feedback.
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.
Your tutor will advise if recordings may be made available via Google Classroom at the end of this course, subject to Build's privacy policies and current data regulations.

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?

Scripts will be supplied.

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

Consider contimnuing to improve in this advanced course, TV Presenting, Radio acting, Stanislavski or Method Acting.


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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.

I have already suggested this course to a friend of mine who wants to keep practising her acting skills. I told her that this course helped me get more confident and gave me some independence and that I've met lots of new people.
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Review by Dara Cura. / (Posted on 08/07/2019)
Do it! What you will take away will be invaluable and much more than you would expect. Very happy! Thank you Citylit
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Review by Jacqueline Quinn / (Posted on 06/06/2019)
Its awesome
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Review by Excellent!!!! / (Posted on 22/05/2019)
It's well worth it !
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 09/12/2018)
Go for it if you like to be challenged and supported to try and try again and so learn what really goes on in the screen-acting business.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
I was reading these reviews months ago and have decided to attend this course, but yet not very sure that was the right choice. I have to confirm now for the ones that are in the same position as I was: you will definitely not regret it choosing this course. For me is a big 'Yes'. The teacher is amazing: she has a lot of experience in acting, teaching and coaching, but the most important is that she is able to bring all into the classroom. For every minute spent is something new earned/learned. Inspiring. The technician is a detail-oriented person and is helping a lot with everything. I am sad that ended so soon. There are a lot of courses around, but this is a really good one
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Review by Mia / (Posted on 19/12/2017)
The course is excellent and highly recommended for anyone looking to hone their screen acting skills. The tutor challenges as well as push you to put what you have learnt into practice. By the end of the course you will become a lot more confident in front of the camera. In addition to the above, the tutor’s knowledge and experience is second to none. If you are keen to develop your screen acting craft then this is the course for you.
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Review by PrestonP / (Posted on 06/11/2017)
I have just completed the Screen acting advanced (April to July) and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to gain knowledge and experience in this area. The tutor is great in helping you to fully understand what you need to learn in regards to being in front of a camera. She then gives you excellent feedback and direction which is a great help. The technician also helps and between the two of them, you learn so much. What I also liked was the honest feedback from them. Again it helped me a lot. You get given lots of very useful notes and tips you can keep so this alone is worth having!
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Review by GN / (Posted on 18/07/2017)
Scrupulously planned, this course is brilliant. The teacher is as passionate about her subject, and as experienced, as any you could hope to find. She is passionate, too, about us as her students, and she drives hard and imaginatively. I highly recommend this to you!
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Review by Penelope / (Posted on 26/04/2017)
Advanced screen acting is the best place around at the moment to learn about screen acting techniques and inner character development. The course takes an in depth and psychological approach to the mechanics of screen acting the pitfalls and the tools you need when your on a film shoot. I have used the techniques now on several locations films and commercials.
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Review by Trigger / (Posted on 08/12/2016)
If you're interested in doing any kind of television or film work the tutor's SCREEN ACTING ADVANCED classes are incredible. Her utter honesty, love and passion for acting is inspiring, allowing actors to feel safe and truly open up to discovery in her classes. The tutor cares deeply about acting and her students and it shows. I highly recommend this class and feel honoured to have worked with her!
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Review by Melly Liburd / (Posted on 05/12/2016)
A brilliant course which will equip you with the key skills necessary to act professionally before the camera. The tutor knows her stuff and teaches with passion and cares deeply about the progression of her students. I learnt an awful lot about acting in front of the camera. It was a steep learning curve but I am the better actor for it. I recommend this course unreservedly.
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Review by T. Graves / (Posted on 04/12/2016)
This is an excellent course. The tutor runs a tight ship. The studio is run as a professional studio would be. Deadlines are tight and you need to be prepared. She knows her stuff and one or two pointers have come in very useful in my screen acting work. The course gave me the confidence I needed to get back in front of the camera. Highly recommended.
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Review by Bantum / (Posted on 04/12/2016)
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Course Code: DRA023

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Mon, eve, 13 Jan - 30 Mar '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £349.00
Senior fee: £349.00

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