ACT127 Integrative Practices (8)

In this subject, students are provided with a transdisciplinary approach to actor training and production. In order to create fully rounded artists, students are exposed to a variety of methods and practices of integrating voice, movement, acting and contemporary performance and production practices. This subject will not only deal with the fundamentals of theatre production, it will also enable the student to grow and develop physical and vocal awareness through integrating production and performance elements.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Only available to students in course: Bachelor of Creative Industries - with specialisation.

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that students will have undertaken some fundamental acting or performance based learning prior to undertaking this subject equivalent to ACT120 and/or ACT101 or DES110 and/or DES111.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe and apply a synthesis of production elements, character and acting;
  • be able to demonstrate, through practical solo and group scene work, an awareness of psychological and physical actions, and how they integrate with character and imagination;
  • be able to apply fundamental practical principles of lighting, production and design in a range of contexts;
  • be able to integrate body, voice and text and place various texts;
  • be able to work effectively and cooperatively in groups and take direction; and
  • be able to apply techniques of design and stage management in performative and creative contexts.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • An overview of technical production
  • Psychological and physical actions
  • Integration of movement and voice practices (physiovocality)
  • Physiovocal approaches to text and character
  • Integration of diverse performance and production practices

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ACT127 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Physio-vocal performance
Journal including post-performance reflections

Special Resources

This subjects requires students to have access to specialist performance spaces.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.