Acting 3

Course code CAPA3850Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Extends the work of Acting 2 by introducing students to the training techniques of some of the key innovators of twentieth-century acting practice and to the theoretical principles which underpin their respective techniques.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. To provide an enriched understanding of contemporary acting practice and the principles which continue to shape it.
2. To introduce a physicalised approach to creative theatre and performance.
3. To provide the acting student with greater corporeal awareness and an enlarged gestural/expressive range.
4.To develop a deeper understanding of the actor-spectator relationship fundamental to theatre trends of the late twentieth-century.
5. To develop the actor's connection between body and mind and its extension into practice.
6. To develop the actor's creative instinct for play, impulse and collaboration.
ContentThe course will focus on improvisation skills in the development of characters, for application in a diverse range of performance situations.
Replacing Course(s)DRAM3850 Acting 3
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed DRAM3850 Acting 3, may not enrol into CAPA3850 Acting 3.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of DRAM2710.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsA short performance script of 10 minutes duration. 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.
JournalOngoing preparation and its documentation: 30% The maintenance of a reflective learning journal demonstrates an ability to be analytical and self-critical rather than merely descriptive, together with evidence of research appropriate to the focus of the course. 30%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term