Acting for Camera – Beginner level A 3-day beginners course for Acting for Camera


Acting for Camera – Beginner level

Key Information
  • Suitable for

    Beginners, age 18+

  • Dates

    Monday 3 – Wednesday 5 April 2023*

  • Tuition


  • Location

    Downside Road, Bristol

  • Cost


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The intensive, three-day* Acting for Camera short course has been designed as a practical introduction to the craft of screen acting. Whether you act as a hobby or are considering full-time conservatoire training, the programme will support you in your development as a performer. Over the three days, you will learn skills and techniques to produce believable work in front of a camera.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School offers a fun and nurturing environment in which to pursue your creative ambitions. The support and feedback available from your tutor will help you develop your natural talents and confidence in theatre acting.

* The course has now been restructured to run over three days instead of five. Under the new course plan, you will receive more one-to-one support and feedback from the tutor. If you have already signed up for the five-day course and still wish to attend, we can offer you a refund for the difference in price between the five-day and three-day courses.

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Gain a practical understanding of skills and techniques required when acting for camera;

Enhance your understanding of performing in a film production environment;

Rehearse and perform texts to your peers;

Receive one-to-one support and feedback from the tutor.

This is a full-time, Monday to Friday course. Sessions run from 09:15 to 17:00. This course is taught in our rehearsal studios at Downside Road.

Course Leader

Katy Carmichael is an experienced actress and director best known as Twist from the BAFTA-nominated Spaced, Lucy Barlow in Coronation Street and for regular roles in Waterloo Road and Casualty. She has worked in almost every genre of television and film over the years, from dramas, to cop shows and comedy. On stage she has played opposite Steven Berkoff, toured internationally with Kneehigh and performed at leading theatres throughout the UK including the Liverpool Everyman, Bristol Old Vic and Manchester Exchange. She is artistic director of Theatre Damfino and Table of Delights , whose award winning productions have toured from Bristol Old Vic to New York. She teaches regularly at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol School of Acting, BFI Young Peoples Academy, The Actors Workshop and is often on the audition panel for National Youth Theatre.

Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student