- Start Date: TBD
- Course Type: Live Webinar
- Cost: $2,500
- Certificate-Earning: Yes
This certificate program, offered through the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts, introduces actors to on-camera performance. During this 16-week program, students will gain insights into preparing for and delivering compelling on-screen performances, whether in film, on TV or as a presenter.
About the On-Camera Acting Certificate Program
Creating dynamic on-screen characters requires a range of skills, including voice, movement and characterization. In this program, students will receive a crash course in on-camera acting; participants will explore performance techniques, master on-camera auditions and learn how to improvise and work with scene partners.
This program features four 4-week modules (16 live classes total):
Module 1: On-Camera Acting Technique
Explore how on-camera performers can use their voice, body and movements to create compelling characters that jump off the screen.
Module 2: On-Camera Audition Technique
Study specific audition techniques and develop your audition confidence to give you the best chance to book the art.
Module 3: On-Camera Scene Study
Dive into the intricacies of dramatic scenes from film and television, exploring relationships, dynamics, conflict and resolution in both drama and comedy.
Module 4: Improvisation
Develop your ability to think on your feet as a performer and learn specific techniques for improvisation for film and video productions.
Module 1: Speaking the Text
Learn useful skills for performing on-camera, including using voice, body, emotion and intention to create compelling characters in drama and comedy.
Module 2: Public Speaking
This module explores the skills and techniques required to deliver impactful auditions that will help you to book the job.
Module 3: Developing Your Speaking Voice
During this module, students work with scene partners to explore relationships, emotion and collaborate on a scene.
Module 4: Improvisation
Develop your ability to improv and perform without a script and learn how you can be a successful improviser as a presenter or on-set.
Yes, this course is taught by instructors from the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Your certificate will be sent through USC School of Dramatic Arts with your name and the name of the certificate completed. Fight On! (The Trojan Motto).
Your primary instructor is listed on the “Instructor tab” at the top of the course details page.
Great question! To earn this certificate, you must complete four 4-week courses. View the “Curriculum tab” to see details about weekly assignments and class topics.
This program takes 16 weeks to complete, so you can earn the certificate in one semester.
Once a week. Students meet once a week for 4 weeks. Each class session is 2 hours in length. The date and time for each course will be reflected on the course details page.
This program includes weekly live class sessions. Students have access to recorded lectures after the class period, as well.
No problem. You will be able to access all recorded sessions at your convenience. You’ll see this recording once you login and access ‘My Dashboard’ after the class has ended for the day.
Each course will be offered on a rolling four-week cycle. So you need only wait until the next month.
Payment is required prior to the start of the first day of class. To enroll and pay for a class, select the “Register” button on the course details page; then follow steps to complete payment.