Drama – Fundamentals of Theatre and Screen

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Chris Gaffney

In association with the Victorian Labor College

Trimester II - Mondays, 6pm, 4-15 weeks (Starts first week of June)
Trimester III - TBC

Learn how to act, direct, and work in theatre – whether it be local theatre, street theatre writing, your own work, or performing for film or TV. Your tutor will take you through the various skills you will need, and work constructively to improve and develop your talents. The course will be very practical and down to earth. Acting is a skill you can learn, it is not magic – it just feels like it.

Themes: Theatre as an Art Form. Theatrical Process – Page to Stage, The Playwright, The Actor, The Director, Theatrical Design. Theatrical Forms – Genre, Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, Television, Film. Working in the Industry.

Chris Gaffney has worked as an actor since 1975, appearing on television in shows such as Prisoner and Blue Heelers. He has also appeared on stage in Australia and Scotland, playing at the Adelaide Festival, Theatre Royal, Princess Theatre and Melbourne New Theatre, amongst others. He is the founder of Keep Left Theatre.

*Comparison based on per-lesson equivalent price of studying at National Theatre (St Kilda), based on prices as advised on February 4, 2015. Course lengths may vary between providers.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Refunds. Refunds are NOT issued except where a course is cancelled by the WEA. WEA Victoria cannot accept responsibility for changes in personal circumstances. Enrolment acceptance and cancellation. You are accepted into the course upon payment in full, unless notified by us. Courses are dependent on sufficient enrolments, tutor availability and other circumstances outside our control, which may cause some courses to be postponed or cancelled. Course materials. Personal course material is the responsibility of the individual student. An additional charge will be made for photocopied notes, textbooks or any other course materials.

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