The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


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

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): CAPA2700. Students who have successfully completed CAPA2700 are not eligible to enrol in CAPA1700.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate basic oral and written skills essential for dramatic text analysis and character building.

2. Demonstrate effective inter-personal communication.

3. Apply basic modes of dramatic impersonation within a creative collaborative context.


Basic 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.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Performance: Minor practical performance - 25%

Journal: Reflective Learning Journal - 40%

Performance: Major Practical Performance - 35%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term