Tuesday 6 October - Thursday 17 December 2020*
Final performance Saturday 19 December
A 10-week part time short course that is open to everyone, no experience necessary, and fits around your other commitments. By the end of the programme you will have gained skills in imaginative thinking, movement and voice and you will have increased your confidence on the amateur stage, in college or in business.
The course will be delivered by senior teaching faculty at Drama Studio London, all of whom are working professionally in various aspects of theatre and media. Click here to see our faculty pages. You will use all of our facilities including theatre space, the sound studio and screen acting studio.
Drama Studio London is based in Ealing, close to Central, District, Circle and mainline stations. It is also well served by buses. There is also limited free parking available.
A certificate of attendance will be issued if you attend 90% or more of the course.
The course will be delivered by senior teaching faculty at Drama Studio London, all of whom are working professionally in various aspects of theatre and media. Click here to see our faculty pages.
*Dates may be subject to change in response to changes in government restrictions regarding Coronavirus. As such it may be necessary to run some sessions remotely/digitally. DSL aim to confirm the full programme by September 2020.
Introductory acting classes aimed at building confidence, deepening understanding of the craft and providing you with a range of acting tools. Acting classes will cover topics such as:
- Scene Work
- Emotional Connection
- Approach to Text
- Exploring and actor's process (based on Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov etc)
Voice and Speech
These voice lessons will give you the opportunity to explore what your voice is capable of and help develop its power, expression and clarity. Voice/Speech classes will cover topics such as:
Introduce and give insight into the skills, knowledge and understanding of movement and its relationship to acting. This is achieved by building awareness of the body as the actor's instrument, using the body expressively and freely in communication of emotion and character. Movement classes will cover topics such as:
- Release physical inhibitions
- Connection to character & style
- Basic Acting for Screen and Camera: Learn about the language of film, the differences between acting on stage and in front of the camera, shooting procedures and the technical demands made on the actor. The sessions will be highly practical, with plenty of acting opportunities.
- Basic Radio and Microphone Technique: Work alone on the mic, plus create a group scene from a broadcast radio drama.
- Dance workshop: Use of dance to allow the actor to connect to their body, allowing them to be integrated and effective storytellers. A fun workshop, knowing 'Dance' can be intimidating for some we enter the process through story and learn choreography as actors.
- Introduction to Stage Combat: this class will focus on unarmed combat and provide an insight into the techniques used in film and theatre.
- Introduction to Shakespeare
- Introduction to the Industry