Do you want to prepare for auditions, successfully pull off accents or become a proficient sightreader? Our professional skills courses enable you to learn essential acting techniques in order to improve your audition success and take on exciting new roles.
Alexander Technique for performers at all levels with focus on the performance breath and voice. The Technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech. Includes one-to-one hands-on in performance situations, addressing the breathing and vocal needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers.
Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol. Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.
Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which will include Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle and others to be negotiated in class. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
Actors need to perform their own fights more and more in today’s film world. From Vikings to GoT, Wonder Woman to Jessica Jones, actors are doing more of the fights themselves than ever before. Don’t get left behind! Come and learn how to fight and sell the performance for a camera. Essential skills for the modern actor.
Create a showreel from scratch to showcase your talents. We will direct, film and edit two scenes and include a montage highlighting your best moments on screen. All reels are professionally and smoothly edited to industry standards giving you a valuable and essential tool to enable you to confidently and professionally market yourself as an actor.
At all times during the shoot you will be working to professional standards to create the "location" and re-set the lighting for each scene before filming. Working under the guidance of a professional, you will be coached to produce a performance of your highest standard and you will work on developing one of your pieces to be unique, original and specifically tailored to your talents.
The entire showreel footage will be the appropriate length to upload directly onto spotlight.
Release tension and enjoy greater freedom of movement, breath and speech. This 'master class' format course applies the Alexander Technique for actors, singers, musicians and all performers at all levels.
Knife fights on stage can be dramatic, fast, visceral and fearful – reflecting the very real danger and deadliness of this unique weapon. More and more theatrical productions reflect this modern cultural trend. Come and learn the skills needed to wield this weapon effectively and really sell that fight.
Please note: this course will also require an extra commitment of two full days at the end to prepare you for the exam.