Acting Studio 3A (PASA7213)

Level: 
7
Credits: 
30 (0.25 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To enable students to examine local and global perspectives and issues influencing the continuing evolution of contemporary theatre and performance and develop the ability to apply critical judgement to creative decisions. This course employs a noho marae to allow students to evaluate and develop responses to cultural/political perspectives as an emergent creative arts practitioner.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts programme to enrol in this course. Pre-requsites: PASA6212 and PASA6216. Restriction: PASA7911.
Topics include: 

Actor's preparation and warm up; Maintaining performances Auditions/casting; Preparing for a role, auditioning, sustaining performance Blocking, Continuity
Concentration, Acceptance, Not Knowing, Giving & Receiving, Relating Conflict, Character and Situation Containing and maintaining energy
Costumes, lighting and sets, Performance technologies Dialectics of Drama Film making processes, Digital technologies
Director's vision and working methods Dramatic Action Dramaturgy
Performance spaces Poetics (praxis
theory and practice) Point of focus, Preparation
Production processes Rehearsal techniques, Blocking/shaping/ pacing/consolidating Relationships with director and other personnel
Research Screen acting Self-criticism and self-improvement Taking direction7. Technical rehearsals Text analysis, Textcentrism Text and Dramaturgy Voice production
Learning and teaching approaches
Topics may be taught in an integrated manner in both practical/workshop/lab and lecture/seminar/tutorial modes
Activities include self-directed learning, individual and class exercises, field trips, work in groups, guest lectures and on-line discussion and reflection Collaborative projects
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1345

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
27 Feb 18 - 10 Apr 18 StudioTuesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2057)
28 Feb 18 - 11 Apr 18 StudioWednesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2057)
1 Mar 18 - 12 Apr 18 StudioThursday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2057)
2 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 StudioFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2057)
1 May 18 - 26 Jun 18 StudioTuesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2057)
2 May 18 - 27 Jun 18 StudioWednesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2057)
3 May 18 - 28 Jun 18 StudioThursday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2057)
4 May 18 - 29 Jun 18 StudioFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2057)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre), Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice.

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