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 online weekly class for young people in Secondary 1- 6 is designed for those who have an interest in developing screen acting skills and techniques.

Students will work with a wide range of text, from comedies to drama, dramatic monologues to rapid fire dialogue scenes. This willculminate in the students selecting at least one piece of text to be developed and performed for camera at the end of the term. This may be a piece delivered direct to camera, as a voiceover with a short visual film to accompany it or take on another form entirely. Throughout the whole process the students will be guided by their tutor and receive feedback to help them develop their performance.

The course aims to provide a practical and immersive experience which allows students to gain an understanding of the essential aspects of acting for camera and it will be a mixture of acting technique and technical guidance to create the bestpiece of filmed performance possible.

Throughout the course you will cover:

  • how to analyse film and TV scripts and use information gathered to create characters
  • Create and develop believable characters for screen
  • technical tips for self shooting
  • how to create a self-tape
  • commonly used film and TV jargon

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.

Please read our Pre-HE OnlineTeaching Policy before signing up for a course. This policy states that young people under the age of 13 taking part in live online activities must have an adult present at that time. Before the online activity starts parents/carers will need to confirm that they are near by and available to support their young person if required. When booking the course you will be asked to agree that you have read and understood this policy.

**You may also be interested in Filmmaking for S1 – 3, Filmmaking for S4 – 6 or, Scriptwriting for S1-6.

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If you have any questions about this course before you book it, please get in touch with us at shortcourses@rcs.ac.uk.

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