This course is a continuation of last term, however new students are always welcome. The course will look at taking characters previously created by the students for radio play performances and making them more three dimensional to perform as play characters in a murder mystery with the plotline created by the students. Students will get more involved with their characters and give them quirks and mannerisms. We will continue with improvisations and students will be encouraged to create their own scenes that may be performed in the final showcase. We will also do further soundscape and silent bench work as well as encouraging all students where possible to perform more individual work.

Additional information about this course

This course is only open to students who use the partners services.

Course aim

This term we will look at turning 'radio' characters from previous scenes into 'play' characters for a murder mystery. We will expand our 'serial' comedy drama and widen dramatic skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Perform more individual work
  • Develop a character further
  • Perform in silent Disney scenes
  • Create own scenes/ participate in final showcase
  • Develop a plotline as an ensemble for a murder/mystery

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You may be encouraged to practise characters at home and encouraged to continue rehearsals even in half term.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • You will be encouraged to participate and perform in front of other students and guests.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You may wish to bring in props and costumes etc. for use in some scenes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Drama Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

If you don't have a pin, please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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