When & Where

Suitable For

  • 18 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Andrew Greenhalgh
  • Course Code DVS022C

What you will learn

What is it that stops us being at our best in the work-place and in our personal lives? For many of us it is simply because we do not feel very sure of ourselves. This class is for people who do not necessarily want to pursue acting as a career or even a hobby but would just like to feel more confident. The class uses fun warm-up exercises and theatre games in a safe and friendly atmosphere to help you develop your self-expression and release your creativity. You will receive constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.

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

  • Learn why your body reacts the way it does in a stressful situation and how to deal with these nerves.
  • Understand how to dispel nervous tension, gain greater vocal projection and focus concentration through a physical and vocal warm-up.
  • Have fun experimenting with physicality, yours and others.
  • Gain a better understanding of body-language and non-verbal communication.
  • Learn about your voice and how best to use it.
  • Learn how a simple piece of text can be given meaning by context and intention.
  • Try on different characters and explore how they feel.

Cost

  • Full fee
    £60
  • Concession fee
    £45
  • Class format and activities

    Mode of delivery: in-centre with social distancing. We will experiment with how you walk, how you hold yourself and how you sound. Together we can help you to create the first impression you want. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.

    Entry requirements

    Good level of spoken and written English

    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

    Water, note book and pen, comfortable clothes