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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, 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: Camden

Course Requirements

You will need to complete an Individual Learning Plan and be prepared to work in a group.

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


You will engage 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.

Next Steps and Progression

London is rich with opportunities for participating in the performing arts and the internet is the best place to start. Information and links on further study can be found on the course Google Classroom. Learners can progress through the three courses over the academic year, if desired. Once you have completed the course you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department.

Take a look at our accredited courses: L1 and L2 Acting and Drama.

Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email

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 is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572