ACTING CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


ACTING 102

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Acting 102 is a follow-up class for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. We’ll focus on objective (figuring out what our characters want or need), motivation, and backstory. You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

 

ACTING 104: ACTING WITH EMOTION

CLASS DESCRIPTION:


In ACTING 104 (also known as ACTING WITH EMOTION), we’ll do some  improv, group exercises and scene work exploring a range of emotions, including anger, fear, love,  happiness, sadness and more, focusing on expanding our range as actors and moving beyond the pretense of emotion.
 

If you are a beginner, please take Acting 101 and Acting 102 first.  For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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CLASS 102938|ACTING 104 – SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER:

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Class 102938-6-9: Acting Intensive: Emotion
Sundays 5:30pm-7:30pm. 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 4

 

AUDITIONING 101

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find auditions in the Seattle area
  • How to identify roles that would be good for YOU to audition for (and roles to avoid)
  • How to increase your odds of actually getting cast
  • How to prepare for an audition
  • The six things you should always bring to every audition
  • Audition etiquette: how to make a good, not bad, first impression
  • How to identify your type and age range (and why both matter)
  • The differences between stage auditions and camera auditions
  • How to find the “good” acting agencies, and avoid the scams
  • How to get professional-quality headshots taken at an affordable price
  • How to write a good acting resume, whether you’re experienced or a beginner.
  • How to do cold reads (sight reads)
  • You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

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17407 / AUDITIONING 1-DAY WORKSHOP

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Class #17407-6-9: Auditioning Workshop
Also known as: "Acting 105: Auditioning"
Sunday August 25 - 10-am-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

IMPROV 101

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Looking for IMPROV CLASSES in Seattle that are fun, fast-paced and energetic? This enjoyable introductory class, taught by an instructor with years of experience, is a great place to start. You’ll play, laugh, focus and have fun while learning how to let go of preconceptions and let go of worrying about failure. 

This class can be taken by itself, or applied toward our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

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Class 31137-4-18: Improv 101
Sunday 7/21 only, 11 am-3:30pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

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

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LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Want to star in a movie, while learning how films are made? Here’s your chance!  In this class, we’ll create and film a short movie, working together as a group. Everyone in the class who wants to, will be in the film. Important: If you are new to acting, take ACTING 101 before taking this course.

You can take LET’S MAKE A MOVIE just for fun, or as part of our Acting for the Camera certificate program.


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Class 17396-4-6: Let's Make a Movie -
Saturdays - 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17
This class STARTS at 3 pm
First 2 meetings end at 5:30 pm
Last 3 meetings may last till 9 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 10

 

STAND UP COMEDY

 CLASS DESCRIPTION: 

In three class sessions followed by a public performance, students will learn to learn to unleash their inner funny with confidence and skill.  Seattle has a booming stand-up comedy community, so there will be lots of opportunity to continue to use what you learn even after the class has concluded. 


  • Learn the basics of stand-up comedy!
  • A fun, supportive, hands-on class
  • You’ll create original material, explore the business-side of stand-up, and have the opportunity to perform at a comedy club in front of a real audience. 
  • This is your chance to make a dream come true and get a head start if you choose to pursue comedy further. 
  • There are three classes in a classroom and then a performance at the Comedy Underground in downtown Seattle.

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Class #17427-7-3: COMEDY –
Mondays 7 pm-10 pm -
10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
(may sometimes run late)
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
First 3 meetings: University of Washington campus: Seattle branch
Final meeting (performance) is in a comedy club
Max. enrollment: 22. Enrolled so far: 2

THE FALL 2018 CLASS IS FULL. A new section will be scheduled soon. Please check back!

 

About Nils Osmar

Nils Osmar was born in Alaska, and grew up in a wilderness area on the southern coast. He now lives in Seattle. He has made his living in the arts for over thirty years, working as a writer, visual artist, teacher, and filmmaker. He currently teaches through the University of Washington's ASUW Experimental College. He is the Director of an independent educational program, Classesandworkshops.com, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.