When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code W23DMAA01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

On this course you will create your own 2 minute showreel with experienced actor and teacher Julia Lewis. The course fee includes the cost of working with a professional film maker who will film and edit your showreel. This fun and rewarding course will give you the tools needed to act on camera for self-tapes and showreels. 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. Approval is needed to enrol on this course. If you would like to audition please click the button above, or email drama@morleycollege.ac.uk Please note you will need to be free for filming all day on Tues 18th June and Wed 19th June.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use your voice and body appropriately in front of the camera
  • Develop control and confidence in acting when being filmed
  • Understand how to approach scripts and screenplays
  • Understand screen acting terminology and different shots
  • Perform a script on camera
  • Explore the nuances of physical, emotional and intellectual elements necessary for the screen
  • Create a showreel and develop your industry profile as an actor
  • Learn techniques for creating a self-tape


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • 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. 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

    This course is suitable for students who have studied acting previously. We hold friendly auditions for this course where you will meet the tutor and take part in a couple of exercises so that we can assess if the course is right for you. Please email drama@morleycollege.ac.uk to register your interest and book an audition slot.

    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. Please click here to explore all our available Drama resources online and at College.

    What you need

    Bring a notebook, pencil, eraser and pen to class always. Wear loose clothing and footwear appropriate for an acting class. Bring any scripts which have been given by the tutor and any text as requested.

    What you can do next

    We offer a broad range of performance skills aimed at trainee & professional actor, courses for radio drama, scriptwriting and directing. Visit our website and/or get in touch at drama@morleycollege.ac.uk