Acting 3

Course code CAPA3850
Not available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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 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.


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

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): DRAM3850. Students who have successfully completed DRAM3850 are not eligible to enrol in CAPA3850.


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

Assumed Knowledge

Successful completion of DRAM2710.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution

Journal: Journal

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term