Short Courses / Acting

Fundamentals of Acting

  20 weeks / Saturdays / 10.30am - 5.30pm

This Saturday course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Acting Technique for Stage & Screen. Taught by The Lir's experienced teachers you will learn the core skills every actor needs. No audition required. You can pay for this course through instalments.

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Course Information

Type: Beginners
Duration: 20 weeks, Saturdays, 10.30am - 5.30pm
When: Summer, Weekends, Part-time
Ages: 18+


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The Fundamentals of Acting programme mirrors the work on our Introduction to Acting, Character Development and Screen Acting Courses with additional work on audition technique and self-taping. The course will conclude with a scene showing to invited family and friends.

Entry requirements

  • Participants must be 18+
  • Fluency in the English language is essential

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Those with no prior experience
  • Those who wish to build their confidence in their acting skills in a safe, professionally-driven environment
  • Someone who wishes to work with like-minded peers
  • Anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of acting
  • Anyone considering applying for drama school
  • Those wishing to improve audition skills
  • Students based outside Dublin who would have difficulty attending midweek

Areas covered

  • Acting Technique
  • Voice & Dialect
  • Movement
  • Contemporary Text
  • Screen Acting
  • Characterisation
  • Audition Technique
  • Scene Study
  • Rehearsal Process
  • Audition Technique

Note: Short courses are non-refundable and there is no cooling-off period.

The Lir Academy cannot provide accommodation.

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A Payment Plan option is available for this course via our partners Humm Ireland. To apply for a payment plan for this course please visit Once your finance agreement is in place with Humm, please email to begin the booking process. Alternatively, you can also arrange instalment payments directly with us. Please contact for more details.

The Lir Academy continues to be guided by the HSE guidelines in relation to Covid-19. You can see more here.

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