Certificate On Campus

Acting - An Introduction (Stage 1)

Arts University Bournemouth

2 months
319 GBP/full
319 GBP/full
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Whether you are a complete beginner to acting or an enthusiastic amateur, this 10-week practical Acting - An Introduction (Stage 1) workshop from Arts University Bournemouth will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills, giving you the confidence to act as a believable character in any medium.


This introductory course has been written to encourage you to learn from your peers and tutor, whilst introducing you to key theoretical and practical aspects of acting, allowing you to explore your capabilities and realise your potential in a friendly and supportive environment.

Your tutor, Charmaine Parkin, teaches from her experience working as an actor, writer, director and producer. She has worked with a variety of people including children, students, professionals and beginners to develop their acting skills and works in a fun, accessible and approachable way. She will guide you through different acting techniques for theatre, television and film as well as relaying the realities of being a working actor and how the industry works.

Programme Overview

Students will be introduced to a variety of physical techniques to help build confidence and express themselves freely; these are essential skills to shape instinctual and playful actors who are able to be completely ‘in the moment’ during performance. You will work on monologues and group scenes that allow you to put you newly learned skills into practice and develop yourself as a performer for future theatre or acting projects.

The Acting - An Introduction (Stage 1) workshop from Arts University Bournemouth aims to:

  • Provide you with the knowledge to be able to create a believable 3-dimensional character
  • Enable you to confidently apply that knowledge in any acting medium
  • Enhance your perspective of what an actor is required to do to be believable whilst discovering and expanding your own self-knowledge
  • Develop confidence, empathy and understanding of human behaviour

Programme Structure

Courses Overview

Emphasis is placed on discovering the psychology and emotional life of everyday characters and using skills you may already possess but may not consciously put into practice

  • The essential preparation techniques to ‘be’ a character not ‘act’ a character
  • Understanding the fundamental elements in character development and the essential information required incredible acting
  • Learning how the industry works including acting, casting, scriptwriting, directing and producing
  • Working on monologues and scenes the will put the skills you are learning into practice in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Places on our Short Courses are limited so we advise that you enrol as soon as possible to secure a place. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Please ensure that you wear comfortable, practical clothing and footwear.
  • There are no academic requirements. This course focuses far more on creativity than academia. (You won’t be judged or marked!) However, the course is perhaps not best suited for anyone with only a basic level of the English language.
  • Our 10-week courses are open to all creative enthusiasts aged 16+ and there is no upper age limit. We attract students, creative professionals and freelancers of all ages, with a variety of interests and experience. Our courses benefit from including a wide diversity of people who can learn and collaborate together.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    319 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 319 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    319 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 319 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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