Acting and Performing

Course code CAPA3500Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Focuses on the diverse range of theories and methodologies on acting, ideas about the body and training of the actor, and the actor in performance which shape the contemporary field of performance. It explores the nature of acting and performance from a wide range of perspectives including: directors, theorists, actor trainers and actors In particular, the course aims to bridge the divide between the theory and practice of acting.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon the completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate:
? Knowledge and understanding of the role of the actor and performer in various performance contexts
? Knowledge and understanding of the role of the theoretical issues and discourses related to acting and performing
? Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of perspectives (directors, critics, actors, actor trainers) which have shaped the eclectic nature of contemporary performance
? Skills in performing in various contexts
? Skills in the processes and practice of constructing performance
Content? Influential theoretical perspectives underpinning acting and performing ? eg. Brechtian Epic Theatre, Meyerhold and Bio-mechanics, Growtowski and Poor Theatre and Boal and Forum Theatre
? The role of the performer in various performance contexts ? eg. The mainstream actor and the political street performer
? The relationship between the actor/performer, the professional industry and community contexts
? Relationship between the body and craft of the actor and the text, director, designers and audiences
? Structures and features of a range of performance styles and mediums for performance
? Skills, processes and practices of acting and performing in a range of contexts.
Replacing Course(s)ARTC3500 Acting and Performing and ARTC3410 Acting 2.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ARTC3500 Acting and Performing, or ARTC3410 Acting 2 may not enrol into CAPA3500 Acting and Performing.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeARTC 1450 Artistic Representations and/or HUMA Narrative and Representation.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)A minimum of 80% attendance is expected in this course.
Other: (please specify)Task 1 : Minor analytical paper Weighting 25% - 1000 words
Other: (please specify)2: Seminar: Practical presentation Weighting 30%
Other: (please specify)Task 3: Written performance proposal and major practical presentation Weighting: 45%
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term