Short Courses / Acting
Introduction to Screen Acting
10 weeks / 1 evening p/w / 7.00pm - 9.30pm
This practical ten week course introduces students to the processes involved in successful screen acting and developing confidence in front of the camera. See more details and our Covid-19 protocol below.
Course InformationCourse Begins: Mon 01 Mar 2021
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
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Participants will learn the differences between what is effective on stage versus the demands of the screen. As well as developing strategies for meeting the demands of screen acting, students will become more familiar with the filming process, acting for camera, the equipment and roles of the crew members including the terminology used.
The course will allow each participant to experience the fundamentals of screen acting technique, such as hitting marks, staying in your light, finding the light in a tracking shot, working with sound crew and continuity as well as dispelling some of the myths surrounding the process of screen acting.
The course will begin with camera-based classes that are designed to show students how the camera can aid a performance rather than hinder it.
Suitable for aspiring actors who are interested in screen acting, film acting and acting for beginners classes.
While our intention is that all short courses take place in person at The Lir Academy; the health and safety of our staff and short course students is always our main priority. Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, delivering short courses in person is not always possible and in these circumstances, all short courses will be delivered online via Zoom. Please note that, as per our Cancellation Policy, no refunds or offers of deferral will be issued in the event of any short course moving online due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course.
In the event of a cancellation more than one month prior to the course start date on courses costing €250+ a forfeiture of €250 will be retained to cover administration costs.
In the event of a cancellation more than one month prior to the course start date on short courses priced below €250, a forfeiture of the total course fee will be retained
A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee.
No refunds or offers of deferral will be issued in the event of any short course moving online due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Please note, acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of The Lir Academy. If The Lir feels for whatever reason that a participant is not suitable for the course, he/she will not be accepted. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.
Any refunds will be processed within 28 days of notice.
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It is strongly recommended that all participants insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, for which The Lir Academy cannot accept any liability.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect, coming from a theatre background. I was surprised with how much I learned about screen acting vs Theatre.”