ACTING 102: CHARACTER and MOTIVATION

In this class, we’ll focus on understanding the characters we’re portraying, connecting with them on a genuine level, discovering their backstories and objectives, and bringing them to life.


  • This class is the next step for students who have completed Acting 101 and would like to continue learning.
  • For more info, including student comments and FAQ, scroll down.
  • Ready to sign up? Just choose the section you want below.

How to sign up:

  • ACTING 102 is offered several times a quarter
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  • Planning ahead? See UPCOMING CLASS DATES

SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPT.

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Class 30113: Acting 102 - SUNDAYS
1pm-3pm - 10/14, 21, 28, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Max. Enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


WED. CLASS – STARTS IN OCTOBER

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Class 19285: Acting 102 - Wednesdays
6pm-8pm - 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

guys-with-guns1ACTING 102: CHARACTER AND MOTIVATION is a follow-up class for students in Seattle who’ve taken Nils Osmar’s Beginning Acting class (or a similar class) and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. It’s an intermediate class for those who’ve taken Acting 101.

Our 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


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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
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    Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 1

  3. Acting 102 

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    1pm-3pm - 10/14, 21, 28, 11/3
    Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
    Seattle: University of Washington campus
    Open to: Adults 18 and older
    Max. Enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


  4. Acting 102 

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    6pm-8pm - 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
    Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
    Seattle: University of Washington campus
    Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

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    Open to: Adults 18 and older
    Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

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    No class on 11/24 due to holiday weekend
    IMPORTANT: Last 2 meetings may go as late as 9 pm
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    Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

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    Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 5


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    Please note date change:
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