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Online Short Courses

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“I must admit I have thoroughly enjoyed the online courses and I would highly recommend them there is loads to learn in these classes and they are highly enjoyable.” 

Screen Acting:
from Self-Tape to Screen

Self-Taping has revolutionised the way actors are able to audition more so than ever in the ‘new normal.’

The ability to self-tape an audition has allowed people to be considered for projects that are being cast thousands of miles away from home. It has also increased the number of auditions people can apply for.

Join us as we explore the art of self-taping and the best way to achieve a quality end result for that upcoming audition.

In exciting and innovative weekly Zoom classes, you will work in a virtual group with one of our experienced online tutors.

Course Overview

Working with a TV industry professional, you will prepare and work on monologues, duologues from a range of genres including television, commercial and film. In a friendly and supportive environment, you will:

• Explore preparation exercises from a variety of acting practitioners with focus on relaxation, developing imagination and creating believable performances
• Develop an understanding of the technical aspects of shooting a scene and how this affects performance
• Learn about castings and auditions for film, television and commercials

The course is for

• People who have some basic understanding of acting for camera
• Those who are new to screen acting
• Those who are returning to screen acting and wish to refresh their skills

General

• All times listed are GMT, or GMT +1 depending on the time of year. If you are joining from overseas, please use a timezone convertor before booking to establish what the local time will be for you.
• All workshops take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the workshop date with further instructions.
• You will need to have access to a quiet room or space with no other people present.
• For the best online experience, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone. We also suggest you test your audio, visual and internet connection through Zoom, before joining the course.
• We reserve the right to cancel this workshop within 7 days of it beginning if we do not meet the minimum number of sign-ups required.

Course Detail

• Times: Once a week for 4 weeks. The course consists of 4 x 2 hour sessions in total.
• Age: Minimum age is 16. No upper age limit.
• International students: You are welcome to join this course from anywhere in the world provided you meet our minimum language requirements.
• Language requirements: Applicants must be confident speaking and reading English to a conversational level (IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent). Please note, you will be expected to read texts/scripts that may have advanced vocabulary in them on this course.
• Attendance: Due to the structure of the courses, and the collaborative nature of acting, full attendance is requested.
• Refunds: All courses are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Dates

8 hours, 4 sessions of 2 hours each
Monday 12th October 2020 7pm-9pm
Monday 19th October 2020 7pm-9pm
Monday 26th October 2020 7pm-9pm
Monday 2nd November 2020 7pm-9pm

Cost

£109

Please note that places are limited. Due to high demand, the session is non refundable, non transferable. 
We reserve the right to reschedule workshops.

In-depth
Meisner
Technique

The Meisner Technique is a distinct approach towards personal preparation and performance creation. It’s about how we connect with fellow actors to create organic, believable and engaging choices. It is about using who you are and acknowledging that the voice has meaning.

This short course is suitable for beginners and established talent seeking continued professional development in the craft of acting for stage and screen. The course focuses on both the theory and the practical application of The Meisner Technique – a distinct approach towards acting for stage and screen.

Some understanding of the core principles of Stanislavski’s system or method may be useful but is not essential.

You will be working in a virtual group on Zoom with one of our experienced online tutors.

Course Overview

In a friendly and supportive environment, you will:

• look at characterisation using imagination and improvisation
• Explore various acting techniques. Introducing Repetition Exercises: purpose and understanding
• Adding motivated ‘action’ through emotional struggle and response
• Working with text: applying practical strategies to line learning and scene development
• enhance skills in working supportively with others
• Application in Performance: being present in the moment and avoiding anticipation
• Focuses on both the theory and the practical application of The Meisner Technique.

The course is for

• beginners through to advanced level
• everyone regardless of prior experience or training
• actors who want to brush up their skills

General

• All times listed are GMT, or GMT +1 depending on the time of year. If you are joining from overseas, please use a timezone convertor before booking to establish what the local time will be for you.
• All workshops take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the workshop date with further instructions.
• You will need to have access to a quiet room or space with no other people present.
• For the best online experience, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone. We also suggest you test your audio, visual and internet connection through Zoom, before joining the course.
• We reserve the right to cancel this workshop within 7 days of it beginning if we do not meet the minimum number of sign-ups required.

Course Detail

• Times: Once a week for 2 weeks. The course consists of 2 x 2 hour sessions in total.
• Age: Minimum age is 16. No upper age limit.
• International students: You are welcome to join this course from anywhere in the world provided you meet our minimum language requirements.
• Language requirements: Applicants must be confident speaking and reading English to a conversational level (IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent). Please note, you will be expected to read texts/scripts that may have advanced vocabulary in them on this course.
• Attendance: Due to the structure of the courses, and the collaborative nature of acting, full attendance is requested.
• Refunds: All courses are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Dates

4 hours, 2 sessions of 2 hours each

Saturday 7th November 2020 2-4pm
Saturday 14th November 2020 2-4pm

Cost

£59

Please note that places are limited. Due to high demand, the session is non refundable, non transferable. 
We reserve the right to reschedule workshops.

Introduction
to
Acting

Whether you are hoping to pursue a career as an actor, or you’re just looking for a fun way to learn some new skills and to widen your social network, this course in our online series of courses is for you.
Join us as we work online in a virtual group on Zoom with one of our experienced online Industry professionals.
Explore character, dialogue, and intention, learning the basics of acting.

Course Overview

In a friendly and supportive environment, you will:

• explore various acting techniques
• look at characterisation using imagination and improvisation.
• Our virtual acting courses have been designed by a team of acting industry experts who will guide you through your acting journey step by step.
• rehearse a scene from a play
• enhance your skills in working supportively with others
• discover the role of body and voice in acting
• practise relaxation and breathing techniques
• learn how to improve your voice and delivery with easy exercises and techniques
• work with experienced tutors who will nurture your confidence and creativity

The course is for

• everyone regardless of prior experience or training
• people who are new to acting
• people who are looking for a creative way to improve their confidence and public speaking skills
• actors who want to refresh their skills

General

• All times listed are GMT, or GMT +1 depending on the time of year. If you are joining from overseas, please use a timezone convertor before booking to establish what the local time will be for you.
• All workshops take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the workshop date with further instructions.
• You will need to have access to a quiet room or space with no other people present.
• For the best online experience, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone. We also suggest you test your audio, visual and internet connection through Zoom, before joining the course.
• We reserve the right to cancel this workshop within 7 days of it beginning if we do not meet the minimum number of sign-ups required.

Course Detail

• Times: Once a week for 4 weeks. The course consists of 4 x 2 hour sessions in total.
• Age: Minimum age is 16. No upper age limit.
• International students: You are welcome to join this course from anywhere in the world provided you meet our minimum language requirements.
• Language requirements: Applicants must be confident speaking and reading English to a conversational level (IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent). Please note, you will be expected to read texts/scripts that may have advanced vocabulary in them on this course.
• Attendance: Due to the structure of the courses, and the collaborative nature of acting, full attendance is requested.
• Refunds: All courses are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Dates

6 hours, 3 sessions of 2 hours each

Tuesday 10th Nov 2020 7-9pm
Tuesday 17th Nov 2020 7-9pm
Tuesday 24th Nov 2020 7-9pm

Cost

£99

Please note that places are limited. Due to high demand, the session is non refundable, non transferable. 
We reserve the right to reschedule workshops.