The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Introduces students to the training techniques of some of the key innovators of acting practice and to the theoretical principles that underpin their respective techniques.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Summer 3 - 2018.

Learning outcomes

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

1. 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 contemporary performance trends.

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.


The course will focus on improvisation skills in the development of characters and written texts for application in a diverse range of performance situations.


This course replaces DRAM3850. If you have successfully completed DRAM3850 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

CAPA1001- Creative and Performing Arts 1 CAPA1020 - Introduction to Drama and Performance CAPA2710 - Acting and Performing

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Performance: Group/tutorial participation and contribution

Journal: Journal