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Voiceover for Improvisers

Beginning Voiceover for Improvisers November 10-December 8

This 5-week course covers an introduction to the exciting and lucrative world of commercial and character voiceover. Improvisation is a skill that is actively sought after in voiceover artists and this class is about helping the student discover what they will need to get started in the world of voiceover. During this class you'll learn about mic technique, demos, the difference between radio and television reads, what kind of character reads are useful in the Chicago market: rates, tips, tricks and resources for building your career in the Chicago voiceover scene.

This class also includes:

    A visit from a voiceover agent for a Q&A
    A tour and recording session in a professional recording studio

$285, 3 hours, 5 weeks

Prerequisites: Improv Level B

 

Voiceover Intensive TBA
This workshop is not offered every term. If you would like to be informed when it becomes available, please click here.

In this one-day workshop, students will work with specific types of copy:

    Radio and tv commercial copy
    Narration/industrial
    Promo/radio imaging/tv affiliate
    Gaming/interactive

$150, 6 hours

Prerequisites: Open to all students but completion of Voiceover for Improvisers preferred

 

Character Development for Voiceover TBA
This workshop is not offered every term. If you would like to be informed when it becomes available, please click here.

In this one-day workshop, students will focus on gaming, animation and commercial character development.

$150, 6 hours

Prerequisites: Open to all students but completion of Voiceover for Improvisers preferred

 

Advanced Voiceover September 17-October 15

This five-week advanced voiceover intensive expands on the beginning voiceover course. You'll learn out how to manage multi-person reads, read to time, manage difficult copy, explore narration copy just like the pros, get copy specifically chosen for your voice type and, the pièce de résistance, an audition for an agent or voicecasting professional! They'll also talk demos and the business of voiceover and what to expect when you get auditions, jobs and more.

The entire class takes place over five weeks at Audio Recording Unlimited, Chicago's premier recording studio. You'll have a professional engineer, professional equipment, and a professional recording environment. Join us!

$395, 3 hours, 5 weeks

Prerequisites: Beginning Voiceover for Improvisers

Please note: This workshop will not be held at the Chicago Training Center. Students will need to go to ARU, 625 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400, Chicago IL 60611.