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

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.

17-28 August 2020

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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