NIDA All Things Screen, Grades 11-12

All Things Screen, Grades 11-12

Holiday course

Explore differing aspects of on-screen performance. Gain an understanding of acting for camera techniques, television voice-overs, presenting to camera, directing for screen and screen writing. Share your ideas, collaborate and identify your strengths in this fast-paced extravaganza of all things screen.

Course components

Screen Acting Techniques

  • Practice hitting marks.
  • Establish a relationship with the camera through use of eye line techniques.
  • Use screen specific terminology with ease.

Directing for the Screen

  • Discover how to develop a concept or idea.
  • Learn how to work effectively with a creative team.
  • Mark up a script ready for the rehearsal process.

TV Presenting

  • Develop self-awareness to avoid repetitious or distracting movements and vocal tics whilst on camera.
  • Gain confidence in interviewing through simple techniques.
  • Work with a partner to communicate scripted information to the camera.

Voice Overs

  • Learn effective warm up strategies for your voice.
  • Sharpen your articulation and learn to enunciate precisely.
  • Master your own voice over style and experiment with a range of character voices.

Writing for the Screen

  • Develop ideas for screen writing.
  • Create plots, characters, dialogue and tension.
  • Gain an understanding of drafting and feedback processes.


  • An ability to rehearse and present scenes authentically.
  • An understanding of the director’s process.
  • An articulate and professional presentation to camera.
  • Vocal elasticity in the delivery of voice overs.
  • An awareness of the components of screen and playwriting.

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 ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms.
  • 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.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Students in courses for Grades 11–12 will not be supervised during breaks and are free to leave the venue at designated break times should they wish.

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