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ACT306 Acting, Voice and Movement 5 (8)

Abstract

The Acting Module explores the skills and techniques required for devising an individual performance. The form can be either scripted or structured improvisation. Genres may include dialogue, song, dance, movement, circus skills, stand up comedy, mask, video etc. This work is explored in relation to contemporary comedy and drama scenes. The Voice module focuses on voice and microphone technique for various recording purposes such as radio, dubbing for film and voice over for television. Using the acquired flexibility of the instrument character voices will be explored for the aforementioned learning experiences. The Movement module introduces stage combat, includes physical comedy and buffoonery, and continues to develop solo, partner and group methods of physical expression, and explores various approaches to presentation related to contemporary performance practice.

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Subject information

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

Assumed Knowledge

ACT208

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the BA (Acting for Screen and Stage)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Exhibit mastery of the skills and techniques required for devising an individual performance.
Demonstrate appropriate microphone technique skills for various recording purposes such as radio, dubbing for film and voice over for television.
Show they have acquired sufficient vocal flexibility to create character voices .
Demonstrate they have reached an appropriate standard of stage combat skills.
Exhibit an appropriate level of expertise in physical comedy and buffoonery
Accomplish devised solo, partner and group methods of physical expression at a higher level of expertise.
Demonstrate an appropriate level of presentation skills related to contemporary performance practice.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
Devising an individual performance. Microphone technique skills for various recording purposes such as: Radio Dubbing for film Voice over for television. Vocal flexibility for character voices . Stage combat. Physical comedy and buffoonery Devised solo, partner and group methods of physical expression Presentation skills for contemporary performance practice.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.