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ACT202 The Actor and Performance (8)

Abstract

This subject extends the professional theatre techniques required by the actor for auditions, rehearsal and performance. With resident or professional directors and in collaboration with creative and technical artists from other disciplines, the student will undertake practical workshops, rehearsals and a series of performances. This will enable a more comprehensive and detailed understanding of the actor's role in theatre practice while also deepening their knowledge and integration of technique and personal process.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ACT202
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that students will have prior tertiary level or professional knowledge in acting with particular emphasis on text based theatre. This knowledge should include a practical understanding of actor methodology during process and performance.

Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in the Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Acting specialisation) only. Not available to students who have successfully completed ACT221.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to synthesize the imagination with learnt physical and vocal techniques;
  • be able to independently research, analyze and interpret complex character;
  • be able to exhibit professional theatre conduct;
  • be able to integrate and clearly communicate within an ensemble;
  • be able to interact and freely communicate with the director; and
  • be able to clearly produce and implement a personal process.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • advanced application of physical and vocal skills;
  • complex character development;
  • text analysis and dramaturgical process;
  • establishing an independent and personal methodology for the development of a role;
  • converting process into theatrical action with the engagement of the whole self;
  • working within a collaborative ensemble to professional industry standards; and
  • advanced audition, rehearsal and performance processes.

Specialised Resources

Existing CSU Theatre and Drama Studio facilities.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.