Acting: For Camera (online)

Central is excited to have specially re-purposed its Camera acting course for online provision.

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Central is excited to have specially re-purposed its Camera acting course for online provision whilst maintaining the fundamental qualities of the process. You will be working in a virtual group on Zoom with one of our experienced online tutors.

To replace working together in a scene on a set, you will be directed remotely by the tutor and provided with the technical know-how to record your individual shots, which you will submit to the tutor, who will then edit together with your scene partner’s to create the edited scene.

Course Overview

Working with a film industry professional, prepare and work on monologues, duologues and scenes from a range of television, commercial and film genres.

In a friendly and supportive environment, you will:

  • Explore preparation exercises from a variety of acting practitioners with focus on developing imagination and creating believable performances
  • Develop an understanding of the technical aspects of shooting a scene and how this affects performance
  • Learn about castings and auditions for film, television and commercials

Please note, you do not produce a show reel as part of this course but you will get to see the footage that is produced throughout the course as part of the learning process.

The course is for:

  • People who have taken Acting: An Introduction or have taken equivalent introductory acting classes elsewhere
  • Those that are new to screen acting
  • Those that are returning to screen acting who wish to brush up their skills
  • Those that are already working in the industry but who haven't trained before

Our previous students said....

"Since participating in this short course I feel I have a much better understanding of how to act convincingly for the camera. It was a very enjoyable experience and the prospect of finding work in film now seems much less daunting!" - Lydia - May 2020
"Excellent tutor. Learnt about framing and camera angles. I liked the combination with and referencing to Laban, Strasberg, Stanislavsky - for a stage actor this was great. Gave me something i could hold on to. Course was very inspirational." Vanessa - May 2020


  • All times listed are London time (either GMT, or GMT +1 depending on the time of year). If you're joining from overseas, please use a timezone convertor before booking to establish what the local time will be for you. 
  • Please dress in clothes that are comfortable to move in
  • All workshops take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the workshop date with further instructions.
  • You will need to have access to a quiet room or space with no other people present, and room to move around to take part in this workshop.
  • For the best online experience, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone. We also suggest you test your audio, visual and internet connection through Zoom, before joining the course.
  • Central reserves the right to cancel this workshop within 7 days of it beginning if we don't meet the minimum number of sign-ups required. A full refund will be made to you in the instance, however, we're unable to refund any other costs you may have incurred.


Course Detail

Times: Various. Usually twice a week for 4 weeks. The course consists of 8 sessions in total. See below for current dates. 

Age: Minimum age is 18 on the first day of the course. No upper age limit.

International students: You are welcome to join this course from anywhere in the world provided you meet our minimum language requirements. 

Language requirements: Applicants must be confident speaking and reading English to a conversational level (IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent). Please note, you will be expected to read texts/scripts that may have advanced vocabulary in them on this course.

Maximum class size: 12

Attendance: Due to the structure of the courses, and the collaborative nature of acting, full attendance is requested.

Refunds: We are able to offer a full refund up until 7 days before the course begins. After this the course will become fully non-refundable.

Upcoming dates

Tuesday 16 June - Thursday 9 July

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (GMT +1)

SOLD OUT - Join waiting list (click on tickets)


Monday 29 June - Wednesday 22 July

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2.00pm - 4.00pm (GMT +1)

SOLD OUT - Join waiting list (click on tickets)


Our courses are available on a first come, first served basis in order of payment. To secure a place, please take the following steps:-

1. Read through our Terms and Conditions before booking. 

2. Click on "Book Now" above. Please make sure you are booking for the correct course and option (ie Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu if more than one option is available).

3. Click on 'Tickets' on our Eventbrite booking page and follow the instructions.

4. If you preferred dates are sold out, you can join the waiting list via Eventbrite and we'll let you know if a place becomes available or when new dates go on sale.


Please see our Online Short Courses FAQ page for more details.