This class will be taught online and you can take part from the comfort of your own home. The RCS campus is open with a limited capacity for degree students only to ensure a safe learning environment for all.

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This weekly online evening class for people age 16+ focuses on developing your acting technique and experience across both classical and contemporary styles.

Acting 1 focuses on sustained and gradual development by leading students through the key areas of Basic Principles, Observation, Improvisation, Naturalism, Text Analysis, Character Voice, Physicality and Performance.This course is ideal for participants who want to focus specifically on acting skills and rehearsal techniques.

During the course students will:

  • understand the basic terminology and vocabulary of the Stanislavsky acting system
  • develop physical and vocal awareness
  • learn how to choose, analyse and prepare a contemporary monologue
  • develop an understanding of storytelling and narrative
  • begin to develop a critical language in order to analyse your work and that of your peers
  • consider performance for digital content
  • have the opportunity to present their work and gain feedback

Please see How Does an Online Course Work? section for information about how the course will run and what you need to do in advance. When booking the course you will be asked to agree that you have read and understood our Pre-HE OnlineTeaching Policy.

**You may also be interested in Acting 2 or Introduction to Acting for Camera.

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