Course Outline

Think on your feet in this playful course that explores improvisation, character building and working with others to create unique performaces. In a safe and nurturing environment, pick up some great tips and tricks as you learn how to improvise and be spontaneous – enabling you create and perform interesting characters with confidence. All of the segments of the course will intersect, and your tutor will use elements of the improvisation and character work to feed into the mini-play that the class will put together towards the end of the course.

This is an excellent starting point for people wishing to dip their toe into the water of acting and performance.

Ideal for...

Beginners as well as those with previous experience.


  • Understand the different processes of acting for screen
  • Gain an understanding of the film industry.
  • Gain an understanding of basic film grammar
  • Produce clips of your work ready for a showreel.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes and shoes.

About your tutor

Nicholas Flanagan graduated from the Acting Course at NIDA in 1982 and has extensive acting credits as well as having lectured in writing and acting for NIDA, VCA and WAAPA. He is also a writer, director, producer, composer and teacher and recipient of a Creative fellowship (writing) from the Western Australian Government, the highest and most prestigious arts award in that state.

He has assisted many media executives, television personalities and CEO’s to better craft and deploy their stories and presentation in Australia and around the world. His unique blend of artistic and business experience enables him and his associates to fast track results and help people tell influential stories that achieve results.

Active in the arts as well as running Nicholas Flanagan Consulting, Nicholas has written drama for television, his plays have been published and produced around Australia, and his Communication Excellence Seminars are run nationally and internationally for top tier Australian businesses (including Macquarie Capital and Boston Consulting Group),

Also, a composer, songwriter and librettist Nicholas’s musical, The Chaos Fairy and the Wizard was produced for the Monkey Baa Theatre at the Lend Lease Theatre in Darling Harbour.

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.


$145 Limited inc GST / $131
Acting: Improvisation

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