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ACT307 Acting, Voice and Movement 6 (8)

Abstract

Key learning areas in the Acting module include advanced work on characterisation, relationships, style, interpretation, performance techniques, stagecraft, and the actor-audience relationship. A further exploration of contemporary comedy and drama scenes will be worked towards a public performance for employment opportunities. The Voice module is designed to further consolidate and refine the voice work for professional practice. Individual tutorials will continue to refine individual awareness required in professional life as an autonomous actor. Vocally warming up a group of people for specific needs in rehearsal and performance will also be explored. The Movement module continues to develop methods of physical expression, animalisation, including its effects on physical change, energy and characterisation, and the devising of an innovative group physical theatre performance work.

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Subject information

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

Assumed Knowledge

ACT306

Enrolment restrictions

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Undertake advanced work on characterisation, relationships, style, interpretation, performance techniques, stagecraft, and the actor-audience relationship.
Perform at an appropriate level in contemporary comedy and drama scenes designed for industry showcases.
Audition and interview at a professional level.
Undertake appropriate vocal warming up for specific needs in rehearsal and performance
Exhibit vocal awareness and qualities of a professional standard.
Undertake appropriate physical warm up exercises for specific needs in rehearsal and performance
Apply appropriate physical exercises to their work, such as animalisation.
Exhibit physical awareness and qualities of a professional standard.
Devise and perform innovative individual, partner and group physical theatre performance pieces .

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
Advanced work on: Characterisation. Relationships. Style. Interpretation. Performance techniques. Stagecraft. The actor-audience relationship. Performance of contemporary comedy and drama scenes designed for industry showcases. Audition and interview processes for professional employment. Vocal warm ups for specific needs in rehearsal and performance. Vocal exercises designed to teach awareness and qualities of a professional standard. Physical warm up exercises for specific needs in rehearsal and performance Advanced physical exercises, such as animalisation. Physical exercises designed to teach awareness and qualities of a professional standard. Innovative individual, partner and group physical theatre performance pieces of an advanced standard.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 14 December 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.