Acting on Screen Grades 4-6, NIDA Kensington

Practical skill-based learning in the performing arts led by industry experts with a focus on personal and creative development.

Learning framework

Each term we focus on a specific area of performance practice to ensure students have a varied experience and learn a range of essential creative skills.

Students are able to join us at the start of any term during the year.

NIDA Open Acting on Screen courses are designed across a four term structure within the following learning framework:

Term one Improvisation and Performance Craft
Term two Voice and Movement
Term three Devising and Contemporary Practice
Term four Script Work and Technique

Term 1, 2018: You can’t do that on TV!?!

Explore the ‘mockumentary’ genre, create original scenes and discover how to present these scenes to camera. Perform and record short original scenes and present your unique mockumentary creation to family and friends.

Course components

  • Spontaneity: Explore stories, ideas and scene work through improvisation.
  • Creative Expression: Participate in fun and engaging acting exercises to develop new creative ideas with others.
  • Collaboration: Incorporate and develop shared ideas into live and captured screenwork.

Term 2, 2018: The Blooper Reel

Develop your physical skills as we explore slap stick comedy. Taking inspiration from artists such as Rowan Atkinson and Charlie Chaplin, delve into physical comedy on screen. Explore the technical requirements of being hilarious and present your routine to an audience at the end of the course.

Course components

  • Physical Awareness: Practice and apply fundamental movement technique for the actor including alignment, presence and spatial relationships for screen
  • Screen Performance Craft: Consider the elements that contribute to the physical realization of a performance.
  • Performance: Rehearse and present a short live performance.

Term 3, 2018: Easy as ABC

Work with a director and a range of contemporary Australian television and film scripts as you create characters from a variety of genres. Refine your skills and recreate scenes from some of the best screen plays on Australian Television and Film.

Course components

  • Character Development: Develop a unique character for performance.
  • Ensemble: Work as part of a team to develop a shared creative vision
  • Creative Expression: Participate in fun and engaging acting and technical screenmaking exercises to develop new creative ideas with others.

Term 4, 2018: Casting Club

Discover techniques for approaching screen tests and auditions for screen. Select, prepare and learn short scenes suitable for castings. You will also develop skills in recording voiceovers for television commercials and movie trailers.

Course components

  • Text Analysis: Interpret and bring to life a short written text for live performance.
  • Voice: Assume a variety of roles in a creative development process to generate new ideas for a live presentation
  • Physical Awareness: Practice and apply fundamental movement technique for the actor including alignment, presence and spatial relationships for screen.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • 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 and bottle of water to all classes.
  • If you are running late to collect your child, please call NIDA reception on 02 9697 7600. NIDA will only provide supervision during advertised course times.
  • NIDA staff will supervise students in courses for Grades 3 to 10 during breaks. These students will not be permitted to leave the advertised venue without parental permission.
  • Students in courses for Grades 11 and 12 will not be supervised during breaks and are free to leave the venue at designated break times should they wish.

Enrol for the full year in advance to receive a 15% discount!

  • Discount is only applicable when booking all four terms within the same calendar year.
  • Discount is not available online. Please book over the phone by calling the office on 02 9697 7626 to receive the discount.
  • If students do not attend all four terms, the discount is no longer valid.
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Acting on Screen Grades 4-6, NIDA Kensington

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