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
• 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.
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