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Screen Acting - Level 1

Screen Acting - Level 1

“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.” - Meryl Streep.

The camera lens is your best friend, but only if you know how to ignore it! Screen Acting Courses - Level 1 is designed for those with basic experience of acting, expanding on your knowledge and understanding of principles explored in the Screen Acting Introduction course. You will develop your relationship with the lens, understanding how to use it to your benefit as an actor.

Through this course you will understand what a screen actor’s life and roles and responsibilities are when working within the industry as well as what is expected when performing on set. Work at accessing and tailoring your internal, emotional core to suit the role and story through selected scenes, with instant playback and feedback on your work.


Looking for full time course? Check out our 4 week Screen Acting Intensive course.

Screen Acting Courses - Level 1 Content

Over the duration of this course you will:

  • Understand and practise the differences between stage and screen acting
  • Explore ‘script to character’ techniques
  • Preparation, direction and performance of a scripted monologue to camera
  • Use of dramatic improvisation as a preparation
  • Understand film as a visual medium
  • Preparation, direction and performance of a scripted duologue to camera
  • Viewing and analysis of performances

Our Screen Acting Courses Studios

City Academy Screen Acting lessons and courses are held at professional working television studios - the photos below are of Bleeding Heart Studios.

screen acting classes at farringdon studios

Prep yourself for your Screen Acting course...

Our  Screen Acting tutors have put together a list of top tips for screen acting that they've collected over their time working in the industry.

Please Note

All filming will be watched in class and you will receive notes from your tutor in class as this is more beneficial to your development. It ensures that everyone feels free to explore and engage without concern of scenes being publicly viewed. If you are interested in filming scenes to take with you, please take a look at our Professional Showreel Package where you'll film scenes to take away with you.

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12 Jun - 10 Jul Wed 18:30-21:00 5 weeks Mark Prince City Academy at 10 Herbal Hill £298.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833 .

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 10 Herbal Hill, London EC1R 5EG.

Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.

We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
12 Jun - 10 Jul Wed 18:30-21:00 5 weeks Mark Prince City Academy at 10 Herbal Hill £298.00
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18 Jun - 16 Jul Tue 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Miranda Bell Bleeding Heart Studios, EC1 £298.00
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5 Jul - 2 Aug Fri 18:30-21:00 5 weeks Miranda Bell City Academy at 10 Herbal Hill £298.00
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8 Aug - 5 Sep Thu 18:30-21:00 5 weeks Scott Sparrow City Academy at 10 Herbal Hill £298.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833 .

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 10 Herbal Hill, London EC1R 5EG.

Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.

We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

ACTING SUMMER SCHOOL

Our Acting Summer School offers a wide range of acting masterclasses and workshops from screen acting and Shakespeare across five full days of tuition.

SCREEN ACTING SUMMER SCHOOL

Learn about camera technique, casting types, character building, audition technique, monologue and duologue work, and about the industry and getting work in our Screen Acting Simmer school.

ENJOY WITH FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES

City Academy delivers bespoke workshops for groups and teams! Enjoy this course at a time and place to suit you. Whether you're a group of friends or a team looking for a creative activity, get in touch to explore ideas today.

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