Acting 102: Intermediate Acting

Intermediate Acting is a follow-up class for students in Seattle who’ve taken Nils Osmar’s Beginning Acting class (or a similar course) and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. We’ll do some more improv, skits, scene work and group exercises, with a focus on having fun, being genuine, listening and responding, and developing both quick memorization skills. Plus, you’ll learn a method that makes “cold reads” much simpler and easier. You can take this class as part of the Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program, or just for fun. Instructor: Nils Osmar

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Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee

Acting 102: Intermediate acting
Wednesdays, 8/3-8/24
7pm-9:30pm (4 meetings)
University of Washington campus

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Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee

Acting 102
Intermediate Acting
Sundays 8/7-8/28
6 pm-8:30pm (four meetings)
University of Washington campus (Seattle)

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Students will perform short scenes and skits, do exercises to lock in the concept of objective, and do exercises related to character and emotion.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 on stage or on camera.  Acting 102 is a fun, interactive, performance-oriented class.  (Note: Students should take Beginning Acting before attending this class. It’s fine to sign up for both classes at the same time.)


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.
In Intermediate Acting, 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.
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.

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

  1. Acting 101 – Sunday class 

    Acting 101 (Sunday night class)
    Sundays July 10-July 31
    6pm-8pm (4 meetings)
    Note: The July 31 meeting runs an extra half hour, till 8:30pm)
    University of Washington campus (Seattle)

  2. Acting 101 – Wednesdays class 

    Acting 101 - Wed. class
    Wednesdays 7pm-9pm
    4 meetings, 7/13-8/3
    Note: The August 3 meeting will run for an extra half hour, till 9:30pm
    University of Washington campus, Seattle

  3. Acting 102: Tuesday class 

    Acting 102: Intermediate acting
    Wednesdays, 8/3-8/24
    7pm-9:30pm (4 meetings)
    University of Washington campus

  4. Acting 102: Sunday class 

    Acting 102
    Intermediate Acting
    Sundays 8/7-8/28
    6 pm-8:30pm (four meetings)
    University of Washington campus (Seattle)

  5. Acting 103: Next Step 

    Acting 103
    Sunday March 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    University of Washington campus

  6. Acting for the Camera 

    Acting for the Camera
    Saturdays 10pm-12 noon
    4 meetings: 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
    The meeting on 6/25 will go all day to give us time to finish filming the class movie.
    University of Washington campus (Seattle)

  7. Auditioning 

    Course # 17407:
    Sunday 10am-4:30pm
    June 26 only (one day workshop)
    University of Washington campus

  8. Improv 101   

    Improv for Beginners
    Now enrolling for summer 2016:
    Saturdays, 12pm-2:30pm
    4 meetings: July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
    Seattle Center Armory Building (Seattle)

  9. Let’s Make a Movie! 

    Let's Make a Movie
    Saturdays 3pm-5:30pm (5 meetings)
    Five meetings: July 9-August 6
    Last two meetings will run till 9 pm to give us time to finish filming the movie.
    University of Washington campus (Seattle)

  10. Voiceover 101 – Tuesday class  

    Voiceover 101 (Tuesday class)
    Tuesdays, 7-9 PM (5 meetings)

    July 12, 19, 26, August 2 and 9
    Lake City Community Center

  11. Voiceover 101 – Saturday class 

    Voiceover 101 (Saturday class)
    Saturdays 10am-12 noon
    July 9, 16, 23, 30, and August 6
    Lake City Community Center (Seattle)

  12. Voiceover 102 – Saturday class  

    Voiceover 102 - Tues. class
    Tuesdays, 7pm-9:30pm
    August  19, 23, 30, Sept. 6 (4 meetings)
    Lake City Community Center

  13. Voiceover 102 – Tuesday class  

    VOICEOVER 102 (Intermediate level)
    August 13, 20, 27, and Sept. 10 (4 meetings)
    Saturdays 10 a.m.-12:30 pm
    Lake City Community Center (Seattle)

  14. Accents and Dialects 

    Accents and dialects class
    Thursdays 7-9 PM (5 meetings)
    July 14, 21, 28, 8/4 and 8/11
    Lake City Community Center (Seattle)

  15. Stand-Up Comedy    

    Stand Up Comedy for Beginners
    Wednesdays 7 pm-9:30pm
    Sept 7, 14, 21 and 28 (four meetings)
    Meetings 1-3 are at North Seattle College
    Last meeting is at the Comedy Underground.

  16. Basic Makeup for Actors: Looking Good  

    Dates to be announced

  17. Monologue Workshop    

    Monologue class for actors
    Thursdays, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
    2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17
    This class meets at the Lake City Community center (north Seattle)

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