Acting (Stage & Screen) TAPAS Courses
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International Course - ' Acting English '
This is a new and exciting partnership between ArtsEd and International House. The course is for international students who may aspire to be actors or may want to improve their spoken English.
ArtsEd is one of this countries leading Drama Schools & International House London is an established and well-known language school, with over fifty years of experience in providing language courses and teacher training programmes. International House London welcomes over 8,000 language students from 150 countries each year.
On this unique course you will develop confidence in using English to communicate thoughts and feelings as well as for everyday conversational use. The use of drama to help improve language skills is an established methodology. This course will offer a specialised approach to developing spoken English. One evening a week you will work with a tutor from International House on language skills that will feed directly into the evening you spend with a industry professional acting tutor.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone aged 16+ who wishes to improve their English language skills in a creative way. It is also suitable for those who want to learn English in a Drama School environment.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate a wider range of vocabulary
- Use that vocabulary in a greater number and variety of settings using playtexts to do this.
- Show more confidence in using English well
- Use the English language intellectually, emotionally as a character
- Use body and voice to enhance communication as an actor
To benefit most from this course, students should be at an intermediate level of English or above
(IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 46-59 or CEFR B2).
If students cannot provide an English level via an established score, students should be prepared to have a brief telephone conversation with the Course Leader to identify their suitability for the course.
Throughout your course you will be supported by a theatre/drama and a language specialist. They will help you develop your English communication skills by guiding you through individual and group activities. You will work in a busy and vibrant performing arts training venue and benefit from the cultural aspects of living and studying in England’s creative capital.
The course merges English language teaching with practical workshops in acting and voice. It provides a unique opportunity for you to work with acting teacher from ArtsEd and language specialists from International House.
The language sessions focus on speaking and listening skills, pronunciation and vocabulary expansion. Specialist acting workshops will partner these sessions by exploring the importance of your voice and body on good communication skills as an actor.
This part time course will offer students a carefully planned language curriculum with equal emphasis on listening, speaking and grammar. You will work on key language skills. As part of your acting lessons you will work on the use of your voice as well as exploring acting practioneers such as Meisner and Stanislavski.
In the first 5 weeks of the 10 week course we will be developing your skill base and the second half of the course we will be applying these skills with the goal of performing an evening of short scenes to an invited audience.
The course is all based at Artsed in Chiswick - 5 mins walk from Turnham Green Tube (District Line)
ArtsEd Community Drama Group
Did you ever want to act but life took you down another path? Did you once act but you’ve been away from it for some time? Does the smell of the greasepaint draw you to a new adventure? Would you like to rekindle your love of the stage? Want to learn new skills with a group of fellow adventurees?
ArtsEd is known as one of the best Drama Schools in the UK. We want to throw open our doors and share our love of Acting with those who feel the same in Chiswick and the surrounding areas. So if you have performed a little or not at all and want to have a social evening out once a week in a fun and supportive environment then please sign up.
This 5 week course is going to be very busy. The aim is to perform a series of short scenes based around the theme of 'relationships' The evening will be called "It takes Two". We will explore how an actor takes the page to the stage. The performance will be on Wednesday 19th July to an invited audience of freinds and family.
So get away from that TV, do something different, socialise, inspire and challenge yourself. Make this time YOUR time.
Our Director - We are thrilled to have such an exciting director working with us on our very first Community Drama Group - Alex Packer.
"Alex is a director, actor and theatre maker. He is the assistant director on 'The Woman in Black' at the Fortune Theatre, London. In 2013 he set up Mini Mall, a theatre company specialising in new writing & actor-musician work. As an actor, Alex's performance credits include The Woman in Black (UK Tour / West End), Mansfield Park (UK Tour) & Arabian Nights (Watermill Theatre). Alex has been running drama workshops for over 10 years in colleges, institutions & drama schools around the UK."
Acting for Screen - Intermediate
Have you ever wanted to perform in your own film? We can now make film on our phones, making film has become accessible to us all. But what turns your film from looking amateur into something more professional? The answer is the quality of the acting. Give yourself the edge by learning how to perform on camera. If you have a passion for film and TV and have been moved or effected by performances on screen then this course will introduce you to the techniques used by the actors.
The course offers those who have some experience of camera work a detailed and practical development of their acting skills and techniques which can then be used for screen acting. Our experienced tutor will guide you through on-camera acting exercises with instant playback. You will perform a variety of texts on camera to gain the skills to progress.
The course is for a small group only, to ensure that you are offered individual tutoring and have plenty of time in front of the camera.