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Screen Acting Summer School: 14 - 17 year olds


Summer school content


Over the course of the week you will:

  • Learn to act in front of a camera
  • Enjoy technique workshops with industry experts
  • Experience the casting process for TV and film, including a mock audition with a real Casting Director
  • Take away work-in-progress footage from the course for you to use in the future
  • training
    Type TV and film acting technique. Casting technique.
  • training
    When Five consecutive full days in the summer holidays
  • training
    Training Act for camera, learn the language of the industry, work with a director, and find out how to audition.

Summer school content


DAY ONE: DISCOVER TV AND FILM

We’ll set the scene with an overview of the roles on TV and film sets, and learn the main differences between screen acting and theatre acting. You’ll get to grips with new screen acting techniques, learning about relaxation, concentration and points of attention in front of the camera.

DAY TWO: DEVELOPING A CHARACTER

 A key part of screen acting is the relationship between the camera and the eyes. You’ll learn tricks to make the most of this, as well as how to use your imagination to create a realistic character. There will be practical sessions in front of the camera with video playback and friendly feedback as a group. 

DAY THREE: ON SCRIPT

Get ready to break down a real film script. You’ll learn how to interpret a text to help you go deeper into your character. During the final part of the day you’ll put what you’ve learned into practice in front of the camera.

DAY FOUR: THE AUDITION

Learn what to expect and how to prepare for auditions. You’ll take part in special sessions with a real casting director and practise a commercial casting. The day’s sessions will run through a range of practical scenarios to give you confidence in future auditions.

DAY FIVE: THE FINAL PIECE

On the last day will bring together all the techniques you’ve learned and focus on what’s next. You’ll record a dramatic monologue to take away with you for your future studies or career. The session will finish with a discussion about the next steps on your journey into acting, with practical tips and advice.

HOW TO BOOK


A booking for the youth summer school program must be made by a parent or guardian of the attendee.

The parent/guardian should provide their own details at the checkout. We will be in touch with a form, provided alongside the booking confirmation, to ask for the details of the student who will be attending the course.

Please contact Student Services on 0207 042 8833 if you have any issues making the booking online.

 
 

About our Screen Acting School


City Academy is an established acting school for film and television with classes in the heart of London.

Our summer courses in London give young people the tools they need to make the first steps on their way to further study or a career in the creative industries.

 Attend an Open Day to meet the tutors and see the venue for our summer school.

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Screen Acting Summer School: 14 - 17 year olds tutors


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.

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