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 2 - 2020.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply verbal and physical improvisation skills within a live performance situation

2. Apply acting skills that derive from the creative instinct for play, impulse and collaboration

3. Develop a full-blown stage character using skills learned and practiced in the course

4. Dramatize acting skills of observation and analysis into a script for live performance

5. Critically reflect on the actor’s creative process with reference to key writings on the craft of the actor


The course will focus on the development of improvisation skills and the application of these skills to the development of characters, and written texts, for application in a variety 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

CAPA1700 - Acting 1

Assessment items

Practical Demonstration: Directed rehearsals - 30%

Journal: Journal -30%

Performance: Performance - 40%