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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Cara Jennings
  • Course Code W24DMAA04A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

An introduction to acting which will also build confidence, self-awareness, interpersonal skills and trust. This course will introduce improvisation, role-play; voice, movement and text-based work; character building and devised ensemble performance. After this course you can progress onto Acting: Intermediate. 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop trust during group work, through drama games and exercises
  • Build your confidence when acting in front of others
  • Build your knowledge of communication skills used in the craft of acting
  • Have an awareness of how to use movement and vocal skills as part of your craft
  • Begin to use improvisation from a given scenario using spontaneous and planned verbal and non-verbal interaction
  • Discover role-play using elements of characterisation and scene development with others

Class format and activities

This course takes place in centre, in our Johnny Harris Studio Theatre space. The tutor may provide additional material such as video recaps and/or practical tasks via any of the online platforms supported by the College (Moodle, MS stream, GoogleClassroom).

Entry requirements

This is a practical course so you will need to have a willingness to participate in the range of planned class activities

What you need to know before you enrol

You will have movement and other physical exercises as part of the programme 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.

What you need

Comfortable clothes allowing freedom of movement Soft-soled shoes Pen and notebook

What you can do next

Acting: Intermediate. In addition, Morley College’s Drama Department provides an exciting and diverse range of term-time and short course in Acting, Directing and Public Speaking. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, look at our website or call the Theatre & Performance Dept for more information.