ACT101 Fundamentals of Voice and Movement (8)

In this subject the student will examine the diversity of movement as it relates to acting. The student will also examine the fundamental skills required for the development of a centred and healthy voice for a diverse range of theatrical environments and texts. These examinations will be available through practical workshops allowing the student to analyse and investigate how the relationship between movement and voice can lay the foundations for a greater understanding of the complete actor.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in the Bachelor of Stage and Screen (with specialisations), Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (with specialisations), or Bachelor of Communications (with specialisations). May also be available to other students in an elective format with special approval from the Subject Coordinator.

Not available to students who have successfully completed ACT122.

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that students will have some prior school level or amateur experience in acting.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate heightened physical and vocal awareness;
  • be able to execute a range of expression through movement and voice;
  • be able to exhibit the capacity to release the natural voice;
  • be able to realise the capacity to work with free and expressive physicality; and
  • be able to display an understanding of the connection and synthesisation of breath, thought and impulse in voice and movement.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • communicating with vocal clarity and physical confidence;
  • physical and vocal warm-up exercises;
  • centering, balance, alignment and spatial awareness;
  • the anatomy of creating sound;
  • vocal and physical storytelling; and
  • aligning physicality and language with imaginative impulse.
Special Resources

Existing CSU Theatre and Drama Studio facilities.

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.