Screen acting: improvers

Course Dates: 30/10/19 - 04/12/19
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Stephen Billington

Build your confidence and strengthen your camera technique in this improvers class. Work towards creating more truthful performances on camera. You must have completed 'Screen acting: beginners' or an equivalent course elsewhere.


What is the course about?

The skills and disciplines required to develop as a screen actor. We’ll be starting to combine the technical disciplines with script and character work. The course will give students a practical understanding of what this entails.

What will we cover?

• Scene work
• Working effectively with the director and fellow actors
• Hitting your mark
• reverses
• physical continuity.

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...

Play a character confidently on camera while adhering to the technical disciplines required for acting on screen.

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

Ideally students will have taken the initial screen acting beginners course so are familiar with the inherent disciplines such as ‘hitting marks’ and ‘continuity’, alternatively the students should have at least a basic understanding of these disciplines.

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen and respond to instructions and feedback.
• Communicate clearly in discussion and drama practice.
• Read and respond to a variety of text.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

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

In pairs and small groups.
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?

Comfortable clothing should be worn. .

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

Continue to build confidence with the next course of Screen Acting :improvers or the advanced class if appropriate. You may also want to consider a course in Stanislavski and or Method Acting.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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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.

Enrol now! This class has far exceeded my expectations, I've learnt so much and made some great new friends too. Before the class I wasn't confident about going for film or tv work, but now I feel like I've got a number of new skills under my belt and am much better prepared.
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Review by Jan / (Posted on 06/04/2019)
Do not hesitate or be daunted by the subject. You will quickly get addicted to learning about this art. The Tutor and camera man were of a very high quality and made the studying a fun and excellent learning experience. You will certainly look at Screen Performance in a different but positive light. Have a go !
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/03/2019)
I would 100% recommend this course to a friend.
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Review by Dara Cura / (Posted on 20/03/2019)
Well planned course with a good ratio of actual screen time.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Loved everything and it was great to work with a small group of students. Small is best for learning.
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Review by Elsa Annushka / (Posted on 27/05/2018)
This course has been brilliant. I have found it challenging and enjoyable. The tutor made me feel welcome and included. He used examples from his own experience in the acting Industry, which has really helped to prepare me for what to expect in the upcoming months as I go out looking for work. The use of a professional camera man made the experience far more realistic. I would recommend this course to all who have a desire to learn, to perform on set and to gain a better understanding of the industry.
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Review by Asher / (Posted on 17/07/2017)
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Course Code: DRM021

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Wed, eve, 30 Oct - 04 Dec '19

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £239.00
Senior fee: £239.00
Concession: £146.00

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

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