US Accent Course Level 1: Technique

Term Class 6 weeks

This American Accent course is for the advanced actor wanting to learn how to do an authentic US Accent!

Self Testing for US productions has fast become the norm in Australia. Perfecting the American Accent is crucial to getting Actors over the line. We often find actors self-testing for US productions can lose elements of performance due to a lack of confidence and ability in their US accent. This American Accent course will set you up with the foundations you need to get you to understand the US accent.

Learning and perfecting a Standard American accent takes time, dedication and a lot of practice. It’s a wise decision to start learning one early so that in time and with practice, your accent becomes second nature. Part of you.

The ability to speak in a flawless Standard American accent is essential for every actor. Nowadays, film and television production companies commonly cast American roles using non-American actors. In order to land the role, your Standard American accent must sound truly authentic.

This course will teach you the foundations of the General American Accent technique. It is for confident and advanced actors only who have never worked on the US Accent before, or feel that they will need more work on the fundamentals of the accent before they apply it to scene work.

If your accent needs tweaking, this American accent course is for you and not to be missed!

CLASSES WILL COVER:

  • Vocal focus and sound placement
  • General American cadence, emphasis and stresses
  • Muscularity and resonance
  • The dominant American ‘R’ sound
  • Vowel sounds and consonants
  • Nuances and observations
  • Applying General American directly to dialogue
  • Scene Work using General American
  • You will also receive a link to view your scenes filmed in class, via Brave Studios’ Vimeo page for self-critiquing in your own time.

At Brave Studios, we keep our class sizes to a minimum so all participants get the attention they need.

14 places only in this Workshop.

Strong Command of the English language

Students will be dealing with difficult concepts that require an advanced level of English language comprehension. Therefore, it is imperative that all students have a strong command of English. Please feel free to discuss this with one of our staff at Brave Studios should you need clarification.

We recommend the following text:

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
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Applications & Pre-requisites

*Applicants must complete one or more of the following pre-requisites

  • Acting training equivalent to Brave Studios The Actors Workshop
  • Successful audition at Brave Studios with one of the Acting School Directors.
  • Participants must be aged 17 years and above
  • Successful audition at Brave Studios with one of the Acting School Directors.

*If unsure, please contact us to check your suitability for this course.

Strong command of the English Language

Students will be dealing with difficult concepts that require an advanced level of English language comprehension. Therefore, it is imperative that all students have a strong command of English as there will be constant reading and learning of text. Please feel free to discuss this with one of our staff at Brave Studios should you need clarification.

 

Dates & Times

This course is ONLINE only for Term 2.

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Cost

$395.00 inc GST

Please note a deposit of $150 is required to secure your position in this course.

Location

Brave Studios
Studio #33a
33a/91 Moreland St
Footscray, 3011

 

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