ACTING 102

Acting 102: Intermediate Acting

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  • Intermediate Acting is a follow-up class for students in Seattle who’ve taken Nils Osmar’s Beginning Acting class (or a similar course) and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills.
  • We’ll start out by doing some improv, skits,  and group exercises, with a focus on having fun, being genuine,exploring the elements of character and personality, listening and responding and going deeper into the fundamentals of acting.
  • We’ll move on to performing short scenes, and exercises to clarify basic concepts such as objective, obstacle, intention, and other approaches that help bring a performance into focus.
  • Plus, you’ll learn a method that makes “cold reads” (sight reads from a script, in front of an audience) much simpler and easier — a useful skill for actors who are planning on auditioning.
  • You can take this class as part of the Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program, or just for fun. Instructor: Nils Osmar

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  • You can take Acting 102 as a FOUR WEEK CLASS or as a ONE DAY WORKSHOP.
  • The FOUR WEEK CLASS can be taken on SUNDAYS or on WEDNESDAYS.
  • The ONE DAY VERSION meets on a SATURDAY.
  • This class is aimed at adults, and almost all students are adults. If a student is younger than 17, please contact us before enrolling him or her, to make sure the class is a good fit.  
  • You can take this class by itself, or as part of a Certificate Program in Acting.
  • Sign up below for the section that works best for you:
FOUR WEEK VERSION:


ACTING 102 WEDNESDAY CLASS


Acting 102: Wednesday night class
Tuition: $150 +$10 reg. fee
Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm
4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 (four meetings)
Lake City Community Center
This class has free parking

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ACTING 102 SUNDAY CLASS


Acting 102: Four Week Class (Sundays)
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
6pm-8pm (four meetings)
Sundays, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14
University of Washington campus
This class has free parking

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ONE DAY VERSION:

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Acting 102 - One Day Version
Tuition: $135 + $10 reg. fee
Saturday April 29, 10am-5:30pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus

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Students will perform short scenes and skits, do exercises to lock in the concept of objective, and do exercises related to character and emotion.The focus is on moving into more in-depth character work, listening to and responding naturally to other actors and characters, and becoming more comfortable feeling and expressing a range of emotions on stage or on camera.  Acting 102 is a fun, interactive, performance-oriented class.  (Note: Students should take Beginning Acting before attending this class. It’s fine to sign up for both classes at the same time.)

A NOTE FROM THE INSTRUCTOR:

Some students have emailed me asking about the Intermediate Acting class, how it’s different from the Beginning Acting class, and how it fits into the range of acting classes I offer.
 
Beginning Acting is intended as an introduction to acting (laying the foundations for developing a range of different skills). Exercises in the beginning level class include warm ups and theater games, improv (unscripted acting), becoming familiar with the stage, sense memory work, relaxation exercises,and memorizing, rehearsing and performing short scenes.
In Intermediate Acting, students will have an opportunity to stretch themselves as actors on several levels, practice doing cold readings, learn techniques that will help them act both on stage and in front of the camera, and increase their range emotionally.  It’s a fun class with a variety of exercises, all building on the basic skills we began developing in the first class. It’s a good follow-up to the beginning level course, for people who would like to keep building foundation skills.
P.S. If you’re looking specifically for film acting classes or movie acting classes in Seattle, Let’s Make a Movie is also offered every quarter. It’s a course in which we rehearse and film a short movie right in the class.

Student comments about this class:

Beginning Acting was fun; Intermediate Acting was where the real work started. The instructor worked hard to give students a solid foundation in pursuing their goals in the field. I highly recommend this class. – A.M., Seattle

I loved the first meeting… I feel like I finally understand the idea of ‘objective’ in a way I can actually use. When it clicked it was like a light going on. I don’t need to plan the emotions at all, just find who my character is and what she wants. Everything falls into place. Yay! Great class, Nils! – Mary R., Bellevue


More Acting Classes


  1. Acting 101 – Sunday class 

    Acting 101 - Sunday afternoon class
    Tuition: $150 +$10 reg. fee
    Four meetings: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5
    Sundays 4pm-6pm (the 4th meeting ends at 7 pm)
    Seattle: University of Washington campus

  2. Acting 101 – Wednesdays class 

    Acting 101 Wednesday night class
    Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
    Wednesdays 7pm-9:15 pm
    3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 (four meetings)
    Seattle: Lake City Community Center
    This class has free parking

  3. Acting 102: Tuesday class 

    Acting 102: Wednesday night class
    Tuition: $150 +$10 reg. fee
    Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm
    4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 (four meetings)
    Lake City Community Center
    This class has free parking


  4. Acting 102: Sunday class 

    Acting 102: Four Week Class (Sundays)
    Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
    6pm-8pm (four meetings)
    Sundays, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14
    University of Washington campus
    This class has free parking

  5. Acting 103: Next Step 

    Acting 103
    Sunday March 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    University of Washington campus

     
  6. Acting for the Camera 

    Acting for Camera
    Tuition: $125 (+ $10 reg. fee)
    Saturday 9:30am-3:30 pm
    Feb. 25 only (1-day workshop)
    Seattle: University of Washington campus

  7. Auditioning 

    Auditioning Workshop
    Tuition: $99 (+ $10 reg. fee)
    Sunday 10am-4pm
    3/12 only (one meeting)
    University of Washington campus

  8. Improv 101   

    Improv for Beginners
    Tuition: $150 (+$10 reg. fee)
    Saturdays, 12pm-2:30pm (April 2017)
    Four meetings: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
    Seattle Center (Armory Building)

  9. Let’s Make a Movie! 

    Let's Make a Movie
    Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
    Meets on Fridays: 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, from 7-9:15pm
    Final meeting is on Saturday June 24
    (from 9am-9pm or whenever we finish filming)

  10. Voiceover 101 – Tuesday class  

    Voiceover 101 - Tuesday class
    Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
    April 2017 class: Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm
    4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
    Seattle: Lake City Community Center
    This class has free parking


  11. Voiceover 101 – Saturday class 

    Voiceover 101 - Sat. class
    Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
    Sat., 10am-12noon (5 meetings)
    4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6
    Seattle: University of Washington campus

     
  12. Voiceover 102 – Saturday class  

    Voiceover 102 (Intermediate)
    Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
    Tuesdays 7-9:30pm
    5/9, 5/16, 5/23 and 5/30
    Seattle: Lake City Community Center
    This class has free parking.

  13. Voiceover 102 – Tuesday class  

    Voiceover 102  (Intermediate)
    Saturday morning class
    Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
    Saturdays, 10am-12:30pm
    3/4, /11, 3/18, 3/25 (Four meetings)
    Seattle: Lake City Community Center

  14. Accents and Dialects 

    Accents and Dialects for Actors
    Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
    Sat., 1pm-3:30pm (four meetings)
    4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6
    Seattle: University of Washington campus

     
  15. Stand-Up Comedy    

    Stand-Up Comedy
    Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
    Time: 7pm-9:30pm
    Dates: Thursdays, 4/6, Thursday 4/13, Thursday 4/20, and Wed. 4/26
    First three meetings are at Lake City Community Center
    (Final meeting, which takes place at the Comedy Underground in Seattle, will be on Wednesday 4/26, because the C.U. is not available on Thursday 4/27)

  16. Basic Makeup for Actors: Looking Good  

    ✰ This class will be back soon! But the dates have not yet been scheduled. Please check back.

  17. Monologue Workshop    

    Monologue class for actors
    Thursdays 1/19-2/9
    (Four meetings)
    Lake City Community center (north Seattle)


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