Acting and Drama: Character (Mixed Level)

Course Description

The focus of this course is finding ways to develop and show ?character? as an actor; whether this is a well-known character from a famous play, or one from a lesser-known script, a character from your imagination, or someone you have observed who has inspired you. So where do you start? Come and find out. The course will adopt a workshop style format and will consist of improvisation, script work and technical approaches supported by plays from Greek tragedy.

Location: Online/Camden

Course Content

The course will adopt a workshop style format and will consist of improvisation, script work and technical approaches supported by plays from Greek tragedy (subject to change). It will also focus upon specific content and techniques such as: monologues, ten questions to ask your character, actioning, archetypes and physicality.

Please note: although acting and drama covers specific content each term, the course is developmental over the whole year. If you sign up for the full three terms (courses A, B and C) at the start of the academic year e.g. August / September you will be entitled to the ?early bird? discount.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will learn through Practical activities, Peer assessment, Listening and analysis, Demonstration and discussion, Use of supporting online materials (Google Classroom / OneDrive), Individual practice, Use of ILT (computers), Continuous assessment

Independent Learning

In addition to the classes you will be expected to develop yourself by going to the theatre, reading plays and seeing films. The library stocks a variety of plays and reference texts that will help you to enrich your own learning.

Assessment

You will enage in peer and self-assessment, observation and practitioner commentaries, presentations and demonstrations. You will also receive both formal and informal feedback from your tutor. Your Individual Learning Plan will ask you to comment on how far you feel you have progressed. You can receive a Certificate of Completion from the College on request.

Qualification you will achieve

On completion of this course you should be able to: work independently and motivate yourself; use techniques to work effectively with other actors; apply different techniques, approaches and ideas for the development of character in practice; observe drama work, talk about it and reflect on it, using this experience in your practice to develop character.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides all the basic materials and equipment you will need to complete the course. Your tutor will advise you where you can buy materials or equipment to extend your study, should you wish.

The College provides financial support for some course fees, which is based on an eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk