ACTING 102: CHARACTER and MOTIVATION

This class is for students who have completed the instructor’s ACTING 101 CLASS (or a similar class or workshop), and would like to continue learning. In this fun four-week class:

  • We’ll do improv, scene work, and several fun NEW exercises, to move students’ acting skills to the next level.
  • You’ll learn an easy way to SIGHT READS, figure out your character’s MOTIVATION, and hook it in to their backstory.
  • For more info, including student comments and FAQ, scroll down.
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  • ACTING 102 is offered several times a quarter
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SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN NOVEMBER

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Class 19285: Acting 102 - Sundays
4pm-6pm - 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 6

"The next step for students who have completed Acting 101 and would like to continue learning..."


SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN JANUARY 2019

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Class 30113: Acting 102 - Sundays 4pm-6pm - Jan. 2019: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 18. Enrolled so far: 1

guys-with-guns1Our focus in this class is on exploring character and personality, and connecting with the characters we’re portraying both physically and emotionally. We’ll start out by doing some improv, games, and group exercises, then move on to perform short scenes, exploring character elements such as objective, intention, personality, and motivation.

You can take this class as part of the Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program, or just for fun.  Instructor: Nils Osmar


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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). 

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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


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    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
    This class has free parking

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    Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Four meetings: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
    Some classes may run till 8:45 pm
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    Minimum: 6. Maximum: 18. Enrolled so far: 1

    "In this fun four-week class, you'll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class..."

  3. Acting 102 

    Class 30113: Acting 102 - Sundays 4pm-6pm - Jan. 2019: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
    Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
    Seattle: University of Washington campus
    Maximum: 18. Enrolled so far: 1


  4. Acting 102 

    Class 19285: Acting 102 - Sundays
    4pm-6pm - 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
    Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
    Seattle: University of Washington campus
    Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 6

    "The next step for students who have completed Acting 101 and would like to continue learning..."

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    Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

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    Min.: 5. Max: 15. Enrolled so far: 3

    "Where to find auditions in the Seattle area, and how to increase your odds of actually getting cast..."

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    Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
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    Minimum: 6. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

    "A fun, fast-paced introduction to improvisational acting..."

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    Saturdays, 3pm-5pm 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
    Last 2 meetings may go as late as 9 pm
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    Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
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    Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 11

    "Want to star in a movie while learning how films are made? And get some good material for your actor reel? Here’s your chance..."

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    Seattle: University of Washington campus
    Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 5


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    Please note date change:
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    Max. enrollment: 12.

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

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    Enrolled so far: 1


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