REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 15!

 

BEGINNING TO ADVANCED BEGINNING CLASSES

ACTING FOR FILM 

Led by Brittany Flurry

This is a beginning to advanced beginning acting class focusing on work for the camera. The emphasis is on developing a naturalistic acting style through connection, honesty, and vulnerability, and following intuitive impulse. The students’ work will be explored through improvisation, games, exercises and scene study from film and television scripts.  Some videotaping and playback will be used for critique.

Jan 16-Feb 20   (6 weeks)   Wednesdays    6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAM 3010 200  

Feb 27-Apr 10   (6 weeks)   Wednesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAM 3010 201  

Apr 17-May 22   (6 weeks)   Wednesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAM 3010 202 

Brittany’s Syllabus

 

BEGINNING ACTING FOR FILM & STAGE

Led by Rick Roemer

Our most popular class series! A gentle approach conducive to the beginner, this class will focus predominantly on scene study for film and stage. Learn how to establish meaningful and honest relationships through the art of active listening and responding. Learn the tools necessary to be “believable.” Develop your imaginative capacities, unleash your creative impulses, deepen your intuition, and sharpen the analytical skills necessary to “break down” a scene. There may be some on-camera work in this class.

Jan 22-Feb 26  (6 weeks)  Tuesdays   6:30-9:30pm      $201     DRAM 3034 200 

Mar 26-Apr 30  (6 weeks)  Tuesdays   6:30-9:30pm      $201     DRAM 3034 201  

 

THE CREATIVITY OF ACTING   

Led by Babs George

This is a beginning to advanced beginning class that focuses on delineating the function of the left and right hemispheres of the brain for the purpose of learning how to access creative and intuitive impulses, thus strengthening one’s acting. Imagination exercises, improvisation and cold reading from stage and film scripts will be used to explore this process. The hope is to free the actor from the left-brain chatter in the “moment of acting.” Scenes will be taped for playback.

Mar 25-Aug 29  (6 weeks)   Mondays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAM 3001 200  

Creativity Syllabus

IMPROVISATION

Led by John Ratliff

Great for the actor and non-actor alike, this class is appropriate for complete beginners as well as those with previous acting or improv experience. Learn to play! To connect!  To heighten your awareness and get outside of your comfort zone allowing you to be more spontaneous and flexible. Learn improvisation exercises to think on the spot, manipulate your physicality, and create characters in the moment

 

Jan 30-Mar 6   (6 weeks)   Wednesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 4042 200

Apr 3-Mar 6   (6 weeks)   Wednesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 4042 201

Improvisation Syllabus

ACTING I & II FOR FILM & STAGE

1st and 4th session led by Paula Russell at the South Austin location, 2nd and 3rd session led by Brittany Flurry

This course is for students with previous acting training, as well as students new to acting.  Students will learn how to establish meaningful and honest relationships through the art of active listening and responding. Warm-ups and improvisation will be used to unleash imagination and creative impulses, accessing emotional life.  Scene study is from film & stage scripts.

Feb 2-Mar 9   (6 weeks)   Saturdays   11am-2pm   $201   DRAX 3033 200

Feb 7-Mar 14   (6 weeks)   Thursdays   11am-2pm   $201   DRAX 3033 201

Apr 4-May 9   (6 weeks)   Thursdays   11am-2pm   $201   DRAX 3033 202

Apr 16-May 11   (6 weeks)   Saturdays   11am-2pm   $201   DRAX 3033 203    

Acting I & II Syllabus 

 

ACTING FOR FILM II

Led by Nick Stevenson

This class is for students with previous film acting training. The instructor focuses on achieving a naturalistic acting style through honesty and vulnerability. The emphasis is on energy, personal power, personality, and enjoyment. The students’ work will be explored through improvisation and scene study from film and television scripts with some videotaping and playback for critique. Suggested prerequisite: Two or more beginning acting classes, Acting II for Film & Stage, or other previous acting training/experience

Feb 5-Mar 12   (6 weeks)   Tuesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 3003 200 

Apr 2-May 7   (6 weeks)   Tuesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 3003 201    

Nick’s Syllabus

 

ACTING II FOR FILM & STAGE

Led by Rick Roemer

This pre-intermediate course is for students who have taken previous beginning acting classes and would like to build upon the foundation they have received. Students will practice scene study and/or monologue work. The focus will be on strengthening scene breakdown, listening and responding to one’s scene partner and following one’s inner impulses. Additionally, students will explore their imaginative responses and emotional accessibility.

Mar 4-Apr 15  (6 weeks)   Mondays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAM 9002 200  

 

ACTING AND THE BIZ  

Led by Paula Russell– – 1st session at the South Austin Campus, 2nd session at Highland Campus  

In this one-day, 5-hour course, the focus will be on what it means to be a working actor. We will cover what makes a good headshot, review resumes, and go over the “7” simple steps to a great agent interview.’ Students will practice audition etiquette and technique from entering the room to slating, to working with copy and improvising. Part of the day will focus on self taped vs. live Film/TV auditions. Workshop is suitable for anyone with previous training and experience who is interested in pursuing acting and seeking representation. There will be one 20-minute break. Please bring a sack lunch.

Mar 16   (1 week)   Saturday   10-3pm   $71   DRAX 3034 200

May 18   (1 week)   Saturday   10-3pm   $71   DRAX 3034 201

 

 


INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED CLASSES

ROLLING! ACTING FOR CAMERA

Led by Nick Stevenson

This ongoing intermediate to advanced class is for actors who are serious about acting and their training. More advanced students may already be auditioning and working.  In this course, actors will have the opportunity to refine the necessary skills for success by improving their on-camera acting technique, cold reading skills, and gaining greater ease in the audition environment. Through consistent work in front of the camera, actors learn how to make choices, evaluate their work and become more confident in the demands of the camera. Maximum of 10 students. Instructor approval required. Email headshot and resume to: theactorsschool@austincc.edu

Feb 4-Mar 11   (6 weeks)   Mondays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 3045 200

Mar 25-Apr 29   (6 weeks)   Mondays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 3045 201

Rolling! Syllabus

 


 

PRIVATE COACHING

Several teachers at The Actor’s School offer private studies to older teens and adults. Areas of study range from auditioning for film and stage, Shakespeare, Voice, Monologues and more.

Contact the school for more information. 512.223.7219 or theactorsschool@austincc.edu