Evening & Saturday CoursesActing

Acting and Performance for Beginners and Improvers

Whether you are a complete beginner, or an enthusiastic amateur, this ten-week practical workshop will provide you with a sound knowledge and skill base.

This introductory course has been written to encourage you to learn from your peers and tutor, whilst introducing you to the basics of acting, allowing you to explore your capabilities and realise your potential.

Your tutor Nick Meaney is a graduate of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has over 100 Film/TV/Commercial & Radio credits including ‘Titanic’, ‘Gone in Sixty Seconds’, ‘Beethoven’s 4th, X-Files, The Young & the Restless etc.

Nick teaches from experience and will guide you through different acting techniques for theatre, television and film as well as relaying the realities of being a working actor and how the “Business” works. The fundamentals of character development will be explored through a variety of techniques, enabling you to create a believable, fully developed three-dimensional character.

The emphasis is on discovering the psychology and emotional life of everyday characters using skills you already possess but may not consciously put into practice. By the end of the course, you will have developed a basic acting vocabulary and you will feel confident putting your skills into practice.

What you need to bring

Please ensure that you wear comfortable, practical clothing and footwear. You will also need to bring a pen and a notebook.


Spring Term

  • Thursday 9th February – 13th April 2017

Class size

Maximum 16 students


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