Acting: An Introduction

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Through practical activities, discover the fundamental skills required for acting. Identify how to create character and how to respond effectively to other performers.

Course components

  • Improve your confidence and spontaneity by participating in a range of improvisation exercises.
  • Collaborate with a scene partner and gain feedback from an expert
  • Discover the fundamentals of Realism technique in acting practice


  • Ability to complete a vocal and physical warm up with ease.
  • Application of given circumstances and basic acting technique to scene work.
  • Awareness of the principles of short form improvisation.

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No experience necessary

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

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