Plus-50 Lifelong Learning
Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults age 50 or older that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement or explore personal interests. The Plus-50 program has courses that range from such as yoga to dance to Spanish to scrapbooking.
In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County. If you take a course at a location other than a Wake Tech campus, you must register for the course at that specific location.
Partner sites and senior centers
Become an entrepreneur
You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center (SBC) and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor in a free, confidential session any time questions arise.
Retired to rehired
Going back into the workforce can be daunting. You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace – or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. The unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment.
Course details and registration information
- continue to learn what it takes to prepare one's voice, mind, and body in order to inhabit a character.
- further learn improvisational skills.
- take part in more intense scene study, breaking down characters and moments and interactions and making them believable (AND entertaining) whether acting for the stage or screen.
- learn how to build a character very quickly if ever cast in a 30- or 60-second TV commercial or if given a one-scene role in a movie or a TV show.
- continue to shed any inhibitions they might have and learn to take chances.
- Higher-level theatre games.
- Improvisational exercises.
- The selection and performing of a monologue, one that's more emotionally complex than the one performed in Acting Part 1.
- Scene studies and working opposite other actors.
- Final performance on a stage in front of invited family, friends, and colleagues.
- Attendance 100%
- This course requires preparation outside of class and active participation inside. Attendance at all classes is mandatory. Although we will review our work and what was introduced from the
previous class or classes, the instruction will not go backwards, so attendance is imperative. You must arrive on time for class. It takes discipline to be an actor, so punctuality and preparedness are essential.
- Dress – Please come to class in comfortable, practical clothing you can move around freely in. Keep in mind, this class is physical in nature, so wear clothing you won’t mind getting dirty or possibly sweating in.
- Acting Part 1 - CSP-4000IY2
- Acting for the Non-actor: Building the Basics - CSP-4000JW3