Acting Techniques 1A (PASA5215)

Level: 
5
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To enable students to gain an understanding of fundamental theories, concepts and techniques of acting for theatre and screen. The course focuses on building capability for the actors instrument in voice and movement.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts programme to enrol in this course.
Topics include: 

May include but are not limited to
Basic anatomy
Character development techniques
Communicate a character's ideas and intentions
Development of actor's work
Film techniques
Free, clear, resonant and unconstricted sound in speech
Improvisation
Live acting techniques
Movement fundamentals
Movement technologies
Musicality, co-ordination, presence, focus and spatial and kinaesthetic awareness
Performance technologies
Physical dexterity
Phonetics
Reading out loud
Relationship with the audience
Screen acting techniques
Stage movement techniques
Text anaylsis
Theatre language
Use of the space
Voice production and singing
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.
Commitment required
Set texts for Voice Course are as follows
Shakespeare's Sonnets. Author
William Shakespeare; Editor
Katherine Duncan Jones; Pub
Arden, 1997. Voice & the Actor. Author
Cicely Berry; Pub
John Wiley & Sons, 1991. Freeing the Natural Voice
Imagery & Art in the Practice of Voice and Language. Author
Kristin Linklater; Pub
Drama Publishers 2006.
Feedback
Feedback is sought throughout the course using a range of assessment tools including
Formal reflection, class forum and survey
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: 1316

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

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
26 Feb 18 - 9 Apr 18 StudioMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
27 Feb 18 - 10 Apr 18 StudioTuesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
Tuesday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
28 Feb 18 - 11 Apr 18 StudioWednesday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
1 Mar 18 - 12 Apr 18 StudioThursday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
Thursday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
2 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 StudioFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
30 Apr 18 - 25 Jun 18 StudioMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
1 May 18 - 26 Jun 18 StudioTuesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
Tuesday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
2 May 18 - 27 Jun 18 StudioWednesday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
3 May 18 - 28 Jun 18 StudioThursday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
Thursday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
4 May 18 - 29 Jun 18 StudioFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-1013)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre).

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