When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Julia Lewis
  • Course Code W21DMAA01B

What you will learn

Learn the specific techniques needed to act for screen with experienced actor and teacher Julia Lewis. This fun course will give you the basic tools needed to act on screen. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use your body and voice appropriately, develop control and confidence in front of the camera
  • Understand how to approach and perform a variety of scripts for screen
  • Understand screen acting terminology and different shots
  • Explore the nuances of physical, emotional and intellectual elements necessary for the screen
  • Discuss and analyse your performances

Cost

  • Full fee
    £190
  • Concession fee
    £145
  • Class format and activities

    You will work collaboratively with actor and tutor/director Julia Lewis on a variety of scripts E.g. TV, film, commercial and corporate scripts and genres. You will study from leading industry practitioners and use immersive drama exercises to discover the difference between stage and screen acting. Prepared scripts will be developed through the rehearsal process and filmed. Students will view the filmed work, then discuss and analyse techniques, skills and progress identifying areas for development. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. The tutor may provide additional material and/or practical tasks via any of the online platforms supported by the College (Moodle, MS stream, GoogleClassroom).

    Entry requirements

    No requirements though some acting experience is recommended.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course will include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. preparation of favourite exercises to share with fellow students. Study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning. Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

    What you need

    Have a notebook, pencil, eraser and pen to class always. Wear loose clothing appropriate for an acting class. Bring any scripts which have been given by the tutor and any text as requested. Access and use of wifi, laptop or smart phone. When you have enrolled you will be sent instructions on how to use Microsoft Teams, as this is where teaching will take place online.

    What you can do next

    Morley College’s Drama Department provides an exciting and diverse range of term-time and short course in Acting, acting for camera, radio drama, Directing and Public Speaking. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, look at our website or contact the Theatre & Performance Dept for more information: drama@morleycollege.ac.uk