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Introduction to Acting



Full course description

If you’d like to become an actor, or are interested in the self-knowledge that comes with acting, this course is for you. You’ll work through the fundamental challenges that actors face, and get a basic foundation in the craft of acting.

What you will learn:

This course starts with the fundamentals of acting. You’ll analyse scenes from the point of view of the actor, and explore some of the key elements to a spontaneous delivery.

You’ll also have the chance to review and reflect on the work of other actors, gaining more insight into what creates an organic performance.

Once you’re familiar with the general basics of acting, this course will become like your own personal acting coach. The activities will show you how to listen to your scene partner and understand your character’s objectives and relationships.

You’ll see how to use characters’ actions and behaviours to break down a scene, approach the rehearsal process, and ultimately deliver an authentic performance. Most importantly, you’ll get to immediately apply what you learn to a role of your own.

The lead educator is an experienced acting coach that will help you develop ways of working to put your focus outside of yourself and, in the process, learn more about the character you’re playing.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Identify some basic acting principles and concepts.
  • Apply the principles discussed during the course on your own work with a role.
  • Reflect on the work of other actors and what makes an organic performance.
  • Evaluate a scene from a play from the point of view of the actor.
  • Develop a way of working that is focused on what you do rather than on yourself.
  • Explore some key elements to a relaxed and spontaneous performance.
  • Investigate how you can approach your acting in a structured and creative way.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in the art of acting, including current students, those looking into studying, professional actors who want to review the basics, and individuals who want to learn more about the acting process.

How does it work?

You only need a computer or other device and internet connection to be able to do the course. When you register, you will get access to the course material, which consists of, for example, videos, texts, quizzes and exercises.


Start date:
Study time in hours:
12 h
Course format:
Certificate: Yes

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