Acting and Performing

Course code CAPA2710Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Who are we when we are performing? This course explores the theory and practice of acting and performing. Techniques of improvisation and play are introduced to consider persona, identity, use of the body, and the performer’s embodied presence as primary means of communicating with an audience. Utilising concepts that inform creative performance, students will perform in a variety of contexts including live, mediated, and digital.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To develop the connection between body and imagination and its extension into practice.
2. To develop collaborative skills through performance
3. To introduce a physicalised approach to creative performance
ContentPerformance skills development in a range of performance contexts as well as examination into approaches that inform the role and persona of the performer
Replacing Course(s)DRAM2710 Acting 2.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed DRAM2710 Acting 2 may not enrol in CAPA2710 Acting and Performance.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCAPA1001, CAPA1020
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Directed RehearsalsThree Milestone activities 1 x 10%, 2 x 15% over the course of the semester
Essays / Written AssignmentsOnline Blog on a topic relevant to the course content
Presentations - ClassGroup presentation in Week 13: 30%
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
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CAPA2710