Screen Acting Essentials

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Develop screen presence and acting skills for rehearsing and performing scenes to camera. Be filmed in short scenes from film and television drama.

Course components

  • Understanding of medium specific vocal and physical requirements.
  • Establish a relationship with the camera through use of eye line techniques.
  • Development of on screen personal presence and self-awareness.


  • Use voice and movement to create truthful on screen characters.
  • Demonstrate an ability to rehearse and present scenes authentically.
  • Capacity to use performance skills effectively for screen.

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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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