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Acting and Drama: Intermediate / Advanced

Course Description

This course offers the chance to develop your acting ability in a constructive and enjoyable environment. It is suitable for people who can confidently and effectively apply the skills required to engage in an acting class (see Course Content and Requirements). At the end of the first session, your individual level will be assessed. You may be asked to move to the afternoon session � Acting & Drama Workshop - so we can ensure that you make progress and get the best out of your course.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

Although you do not need a broad knowledge or experience of theatre, you will be expected to manage from the start punctuality, concentration, self-motivation and social skills for sustained collaboration and effective team-work. Finally, you will also need to complete an Individual Learning Plan.

Course Content

The course includes warm-ups and games, movement, space and voice exercise work and script work. You will also take part in improvisation, group work, pair work, discussions, feedback, demonstration, presentation and observation. You will work upon the following course outcomes: 1 - apply appropriate warm up techniques for preparation of the voice, body and mind; 2 - develop ideas for and contribute creatively towards at least two improvised/devised pieces of work; 3 - develop ideas for and contribute creatively towards at least two script-based pieces of work; 4 - show work to others, using movement and vocal skills with some technical control; 5 - review own work and work of others and identify areas for improvement. Please note - although acting and drama covers specific content each term, the course is developmental over the whole year.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will learn through, practical activities, group exercises and peer assessment, listening and analysis, demonstration and discussion, use of supporting online materials, individual practice, use of ILT and continuous assessment. There is no homework associated with the sessions, but please do discuss extension activities with your tutor.


You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways such as peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher. This is a non-accredited course, but a certificate of completion can be provided by the College on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject. 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 or on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

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

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the 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