Introduction to Screen Acting (blended)

From learning how to successfully self-tape to script analysis, this newly imagined course combines in-person and online learning to help you develop the skills needed for performing on screen.
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Minimum age
(under 18s will need to submit a parent consent form)

Academic requirements


Course length
Two weeks

Amendments for Covid-19 (updated 22 October 2020) 

If you are a current or prospective student for 2020/21 – 2021/22, then how you experience our training will be different to some of the details below. Over Summer 2020 LAMDA informed current or prospective students that we will continue to communicate further adjustments to our planned contact hours, modes of delivery, curriculum content and assessments as soon as we are able.   

Please read this document to find out more about the experience we are committed to offering you, so that you can make informed choices about your studies. You can find an indicative breakdown of modules for this course below. By accepting and enrolling on to a course in 2020/21 – 2021/22 you agree to these changes. For further information see our FAQ page which also highlights that we will be offering blended learning in 2020/21 – 2021/22 and may need to update information on the specific nature of delivery in line with government guidance during each term. 

Please note LAMDA will also communicate reasonable changes to the content, syllabus, mode of delivery, term dates and/or timetable of courses in line with our terms and conditions with students via the News and Updates page on LAMDA World and email during each term. 

Is this course for me?

If you have some theatre experience but who want to develop your screen acting skills, join us for this two-week intensive course. Using a combination of in-person and digital learning, this course will allow you to develop the performance skills needed for different mediums.

Key information

You should have a level of English that is approximately IELTS 6.0. Although English language tests aren't mandatory, we recommend that if you are a non-native English speaker without a Level 6 IELTS, then you must have the equivalent English language experience. This will be assessed via telephone interview by the Admissions team.

You can apply for this course through us directly. There is no application deadline for this course, but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited.

2021 dates will be announced shortly. 

We've introduced a number of measures to safeguard the health of students while giving the excellent and immersive LAMDA ensemble learning experience that we are renowned for.  Read more about our social distancing. You will receive more information during your induction.

All about the course

This immersive and intensive course is based on our approach to screen and audio training across our full-time courses. This year, the course also covers self-shooting, a skill which is now highly sought after in the industry.   

Taught by industry professionals, the course explores how you can adapt performance to suit different platforms, in addition to learning script analysis and how to successfully self-tape. In addition to interactive tutorials, you’ll take on an independent research project on character work and ensemble films. 

This course is one of LAMDA’s own range of non-accredited courses. It is not validated by a higher education institution (HEI). Once you've completed the course, you will receive a LAMDA short course certificate.  

What will I be doing?

The course is made up of 20 sessions over a 10 day period. Three days a week, you’ll be learning at LAMDA’s campus where you’ll cover topics such as: 

  • Shooting and reviewing scenes 
  • Auditioning for screen 
  • Lighting and post-production 

On the other two days, you’ll be working online with a combination of group webinars, research projects and one-to-one learning. Over these days, the content will include: 

  • Mock auditions 
  • How to record a self-tape 
  • Script analysis 
  • In-depth character research and devising 

The course culminates with a short film festival, showcasing your work and skills.  

What do I need to bring? 

For this course, you will need  

  • A smartphone or filming camera
  • Laptop
  • Tripod (not necessary, but if you have one do bring it along)

We're here to help

At LAMDA, we’re a family. We’ll make sure you get all the support you need to feel at home. Read on for more information about accommodation, visas, healthcare, housing, insurance and student support.

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