Introduction to Drama - Developing Improvisation

This course starts from scratch and is an introduction to the wonderful creative world of improvisation. Designed to give you a practical exploration of improvisation techniques both rehearsal and performance.

On the course you will look at a range of techniques including.

The YES AND approach to improve skills.
Imagination games and exercises.
Who What Where When and Why.Following this course you may wish to join the Improv Crew - Performance Team course.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This course is for beginners and those with some basic knowledge of acting. To benefit most from the course, you should be able to:

Listen and respond to instructions and feedback
Be happy to take part in class discussions and interact with other learners
Be able to read a script and/or related text (level 1/level 2 literacy skills = GCSE English)
Work within groups and in pairs safely and confidently

First Class Requirements

Please make sure you wear comfortable, casual clothing and footwear suitable for drama activities so that you are able to engage in all elements of the course. We also recommend you bring a bottle of drinking water with you to each class (although there are water machines available on site, they may not be near your classroom).

Additional Information

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.

There is no formal assessment but progress will be monitored by observation and question and answer, and learners will be given regular feedback on how to improve.

You will be given regular verbal feedback by your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. You will also be asked to indicate your personal planned learning outcomes at the start of the course and will be able to discuss your progress against them with the tutor.