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Acting and Drama: Scene Work (Mixed Level)

Course Description

To work on your existing skills of imagination, voice, body, movement and space in order to develop character relationships and create scenes from the play. Relevant section/s of the play will be made available in class and there are some copies in the library. Please get your own copy if you can. The course is for people who: have little or no experience; who want to refresh skills; more experienced practitioners. The emphasis, where possible, is on larger scenes and the collaborative work demanded by them.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

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

Please note – this is not a Dramatherapy course. Dramatherapy uses role play, voice work, movement and storytelling to help clients explore and solve personal and social problems. If you feel that Dramatherapy is more suited to your needs, please check our courses Performing Arts for Personal Development and Communicating with Confidence or visit https://www.badth.org.uk where you should be able to get the information you need.

Course Content

Course Learning Outcomes:
LO1: Attend sessions, arrive on time, warm-up
LO2: Demonstrate 2 sequences using off script improvisation to show your creative development and decisions
LO3: Demonstrate decisions on different uses of space to interpret the scene creatively
LO4: Demonstrate decisions on different uses of pace to interpret the scene creatively
LO5: Present a practical run through of your scene, showing your creative and interpretive choices

Please note: although acting and drama covers specific content each term, the courses are developmental over the whole year.
This is a practical class. Learning is done through group and collaborative work.
Workshop format, including:
Warm ups, games
Movement and vocal strategies and skills
Main elements of a scene: When, where, who, what, ‘turning points’, objectives, plot
Improvising, responding, reacting
Scene read-throughs and run throughs
Observation of your own drama work and of professional practitioners
Seminars and discussions, feedbacks
Demonstration, presentation of work

Virtual Learning Platform - the digital learning platform is Microsoft Teams. This will be used to access resources, your Learning Plans and for communication amongst the group using Chat and Posts.
You can get practical support with the digital classroom through the College Open Learning Centre below the canteen.

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.

Assessment

You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways e.g. peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher.

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 learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk.

Additional Learning Support

This course is not eligible for Additional Learning Support (ALS), however teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs.??Reasonable adjustments including assistive equipment and also access support can be made available through our 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 for some 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.
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