Course 1015: Intermediate Acting (The Next Step)
When: Tuesdays 7-9:30 p.m., August 6-August 27 (four meetings)
Where: University of Washington campus in Seattle
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- General Public: $150 tuition + $10 reg fee = $160
- UW Students (current ID): $145 tuition + $5 reg fee = $150
Course description: Acting 2: The Next Step is a follow-up class for students in Seattle who’ve taken the Beginning Acting class and would like to continue learning and developing their acting skills. In the first class, we’ll do some warmups designed to get people listening to each other and working together as a group; do some more advanced group and individual improv exercises; then do some work on emotions (such as: saying a nursery rhyme, with different emotions; counting to ten, letting the emotion to more intense as the numbers go higher, less intense as they go lower) In the second class, we’ll work on exploring a range of characters of different backgrounds and age groups, objectives and motivations, by workshopping short script excerpts in class. The focus will be on stretching students’ acting abilities while moving through portraying a wide range of different characters in a genuine way. In the third class, students will perform short monologues (solo scenes with a strong emotional arc), and will learn about camera acting techniques. Monologues are a good exercise in themselves, and are also helpful when preparing for auditions.
In the fourth and final meeting, students will break into small groups, create and rehearse a short scene or play with a group of other students, then rejoin the class and perform the scene for the group. Instructor: Nils Osmar
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:
Category: Seattle Acting Classes
Sponsored by: Classesandworkshops.com, Wonder Productions, and the
University of Washington’s ASUW Experimental College
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.