Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Doctor Who themed courses (Australia)

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (Kensington, New South Wales, Australia) are presenting a number of short courses for children on the production of Doctor Who. Arranged in association with BBC Worldwide, the courses cover a range of activities over the next couple of weeks:

Imagine entering the fascinating world of Doctor Who these Winter Holidays. NIDA, together
with BBC Worldwide, has developed specially themed courses that will bring the world of
Doctor Who to life for you.


Acting on Screen Adventures : Doctor Who
Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting as you work on scripts from the Doctor Who series. Discover how to work with green screen technology, develop skills in characterisation and rehearse and film scenes to camera.
9-11 Years, 8 to 9 July, Thursday to Friday, 10.00am-4.00pm, $195 (earlybird $180)

Acting on Screen : Doctor Who
Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting as you work on scripts from the Doctor
Who series. Discover how to work with green screen technology, develop skills in characterisation and rehearse and film scene work to camera. This course is designed for
committed young people wanting to explore strategies for approaching acting on screen.
12-16 Years, 12 to 16 July, Monday to Friday, 10.00am-5.00pm, $525 (earlybird $475)

Create a Doctor Who Alien
Develop skills in costume design and making as you conceptualise and create your own Doctor Who
alien costume. Create character voices and devise a performance piece to be featured in a lunchtime performance in the NIDA foyer.
9 Years+, 12 to 14 July, Monday to Wednesday, 10.00am-4.00pm, $295 (earlybird $270)

Flight of the TARDIS
Travel through time and space with the Doctor and his companions. Open doors to new realities and meet the characters that live there. Using costumes and props as a trigger, develop skills in characterisation, devising scenes, and acting with green screen technology.
6-8 Years, 15 to 16 July, Thursday to Friday, 10.00am-4.00pm, $195 (earlybird $180)

Fantasy Landscape : Doctor Who
Put yourself in control of the action by creating your own model landscape inspired by Doctor Who. Develop design and craft skills in model making with industry professionals.
8 Years+, 12 to 14 July, Monday to Wednesday, 10.00am-4.00pm, $330 (earlybird $300)

(Unfortunately at the time of reporting a couple of other courses on Designing and Film-Making had already commenenced, so haven't been detailed here.)

For more information on the courses/booking, visit the NIDA website.