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An Introduction to Acting

Course Code: ACT

Level: 1
Subject area: Performing Arts & Production Arts
Awarding body: Gateway
Qualification: Award
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 10 weeks
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

About the course

The aim is to develop your confidence and communication skills allowing you to explore and develop public speaking, presentation of self and collaborative working practices, in the context of performing arts. 

Similarly, if you are looking for an introduction to acting and performance, this course will provide an opportunity for you to do so in a supportive and nurturing environment. This is a gentle introduction to performance related skills, which are transferable to both the workplace and to starting a career or education in performing arts.

Working with a professional theatre maker, you will navigate your way through this ten-week course and work towards an end goal. Whether you are aspiring to be a professional actor, looking to boost your creative-thinking skills or keen to try something new and build confidence, this short course is the first step on this journey.

What you'll learn

During this ten week course, you will have two units to focus on: acting skills and performance skills.

You will spend your first few weeks building an ensemble working practice, focussing on communication, self-awareness and introducing yourself to confidence building. As the course progresses, the focus will shift to developing skills to aid presentation and performance. 

The course culminates by preparing students for an in-house sharing of work.

Throughout the practical delivery, you will be required to keep and develop your own working portfolio. This portfolio is heavily focussed on your journey and developing a reflective practice that has a goal-focussed ethos.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessments/Exams

You will be assessed via in-house sharing of work and portfolio.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the UAL Level 1 Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Short course

Course Code: ACT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 AFREE
19 - 23AFREE
24+ AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: ACT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 AFREE
19 - 23AFREE
24+ AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.