Course 1015: Intermediate Acting
- Co-sponsored by the University of Washington’s Experimental College
- When: There are two sections to choose from:
- Section 1 (Mondays): 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. — May 12-June 2
- Section 2: ( Wednesdays): 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. — 5/14-6/4
- Where: University of Washington campus in Seattle
- Tuition: $150 for general public; $145 for UW students (plus $10 registration fee)
Section 1 (Mondays): General Public: $150 tuition Take Class
Section 1 (Mondays): UW Students: $145 tuition Take Class
Section 1 (Wednesdays): General Public: $150 tuition Take Class
Section 1 (Wednesdays): UW Students: $145 tuition Take Class
Intermediate Acting is a follow-up class for students in Seattle who’ve taken the Beginning Acting class (or a similar course) and would like to continue learning and developing their acting skills. 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. 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:
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.
Intermediate Acting is a mid-level class for students who’ve taken the first acting class and would like to continue learning and deepening their understanding of acting. 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 (as the character). Students will perform short scenes, monologues, and will work through exercises designed to help increase the range of emotions they can express as actors.
In sum, 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.
Everyone who attended at least three meetings of the Beginning Acting class, is welcome to sign up for Intermediate Acting.
Category: Seattle Acting Classes
Sponsored by: Classesandworkshops.com, Wonder Productions, and the
University of Washington’s ASUW Experimental College
- Nils Osmar
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.