Acting 1

Course code CAPA2700Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course offers a basic introduction to the craft of the actor with particular emphasis upon the creation of performance from text based sources.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThe aims of the course are to provide students with:
1. An introduction to text analysis and character building.
2. The techniques required to develop inter-personal skills in communication.
3. An understanding of the basic modes of impersonation within a collaborative context.
ContentBasic acting techniques and character work.

Exercises intended to develop the relaxation demanded of a performer on stage

Elementary character development

Playing objectives based on textual analysis.
Replacing Course(s)DRAM2700 Acting 1
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed DRAM2700 Acting 1 may not enrol into CAPA2700 Acting 1.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of DRAM1010 and DRAM1020. Concurrent assumed knowledge: 1 course drawn from DRAM2210-2240.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch essay intended to contextualise the practice explored within the course (2000 words): 30%
Group/tutorial participation and contributionActive participation in all the assigned exercises and tasks: 40%
Participation is assessed on the basis of active and positive involvement in the course, demonstrating steady progress within its framework, complying with workload expectations and submitting required work on time. Recommended reading will be available before the class commences, and supplemented during its progress.
JournalOngoing preparation and its documentation: 30%
i. The maintenance of a logbook/diary of the tasks assigned demonstrating an ability to be analytical and self-critical and not merely descriptive, showing evidence of research appropriate to acting techniques and character development;

ii. To be concluded at the end of the semester, with an evaluation which outlines the lessons learned and demonstrates an understanding of the actor's craft.

iii. Students will be individually interviewed half way through the semester and at its conclusion. Progress on the logbook/diary will be monitored on these occasions. The diary in its final form to be handed in on the Monday immediately following the last day of the teaching semester.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term