Acting for Beginners

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$299 Limited inc GST / $149.50 / $239.20 / $269.10
Acting for Beginners

<p>Learn acting for beginners in Sydney.</p><p>Do you love to perform? Learn the essential aspects of acting techniques and explore how to approach auditions, public speaking and performance

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Course description

Learn acting for beginners in Sydney.

Do you love to perform? Learn the essential aspects of acting techniques and explore how to approach auditions, public speaking and performance opportunities. Develop your voice and body. Introduction to Acting has been designed to help participants understand the fundamentals of the acting craft:

  • Performance
  • Improvisation
  • Character creation
  • Movement
  • Scene analysis
  • Taking direction

This Acting for Beginners Class will enable student to begin (in the case of beginners) to define a step by step approach to auditions and performance; and for intermediate actors to start to drill down into the key elements required to ‘lift their game’ to the next level.

This course also aims to break down the mass of information available to all performers – actors, dancers and musicians – so that they can walk away with a simplified process, enabling consistency of performance for stage and screen.

Course content
  • Improvisation
  • Being 'In the moment'
  • Creating the reality
  • The movie in your mind – visualisation
  • 1-5 Dynamic range
  • Auditioning and understanding your own acting style
  • Warm ups
  • Audience preparation
  • Cold reading
  • Creating truthful emotions
  • Scene analysis
  • Starting strong – scene loading
  • Scene analysis – creating moments
  • Text and subtext – inner monologue
  • Emotion maps
  • Characterisation. Part I – the external and internal
  • Movement and music
  • Emotion memory
  • Given circumstance
  • Working with direction
  • Building the character
  • Taking direction and implementing it
  • Scene work
  • Putting all elements together into the scene
  • Review
Outcomes
  • Improvisation techniques
  • Individually and in groups
  • Audition techniques to deal with improvisation challenges
  • How to devise your own piece of theatre
  • Becoming a character
  • Techniques for creating a character
  • Presenting a truthful representation of that character
  • Scene Analysis and taking direction
  • Learn how to break down a script
  • How to take and implement direction
  • Vocal Techniques
  • Vocal Projection
  • Creative use of the voice
Feedback from past students

“The teacher was excellent. The course was much more interesting and involved than I expected. The instructor was fantastic.”

“I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this course. It has given me so much more confidence in public speaking and just coming out of my comfort zone … (the tutor was) very encouraging which allowed me to explore my acting side comfortably … it was such a fun course!”

“Excellent... I really enjoyed the course and had fun it it. I felt like I learned a lot. I just wish there was more classes :)”

“(the tutor) delivered a very appropriate intro for people who have not done acting before. I will recommend this Course to my anyone interested.”

"The facilitator bought lots of energy, experience and versatility. They created a safe space to have fun plus giving valuable constructive criticism. Again the facilitator – she had a great energy and
always shared the space with participants in the class. Everyone got to let go of their doubts to a degree and just “do”. It was an amazing experience. Well balance of structure, theory and putting the craft to work."

“The tutor had a great energy and always shared the space with participants in the class. It was an amazing experience. Well balance of structure, theory and putting the craft to work.”

“Fun and engaging introduction to acting.”

“Well structured.(The tutor) was very enthusiastic and commendable.”

“Over the brief 6 weeks she covered many facets of acting and improvisation, with homework, acting exercises and practical work. Lots to cover, short time and good outcomes.”

“Great teacher who effectively fulfilled the course objectives and had me hooked from day one all the way through. Excellent.”

“The tutor was very easygoing and knowledgeable in acting with constructive feedback. The classes were lively and interactive, not a single moment in the class was dull.”

"The class was casual and lively. Each activity was simple and effective in learning how to act / get into character development. The combined activity with filming class was a great experience.

“Longer classes and more of them cause it's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH fun!”

“I really enjoyed this course, the tutor is great! Full of energy!”

“Good energy and environment!”

Other information
  • Please wear comfortable loose clothing and bring along a pen and notepad for notes

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