Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

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.


Not currently offered.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): DRAM2700. Students who have successfully completed DRAM2700 are not eligible to enrol in CAPA2700.

Learning outcomes

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

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.


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.


This course replaces DRAM2700. If you have successfully completed DRAM2700 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of DRAM1010 and DRAM1020. Concurrent assumed knowledge: 1 course drawn from DRAM2210-2240.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution

Journal: Journal