School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    The Role of the Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT1002
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Glenda LINSCOTT

Description

The skills of the actor are brought together and integrated into performance. The actor is required to synthesise their knowledge of acting, movement and voice into an effective process and performance. The unit uses a programme of projects: plays, scene work and creative work that are analysed, rehearsed and performed to both develop the students acting skills and examine the role of the actor in an ensemble. The student applies the codes of standard theatre practice to their process of working within the ensemble, which reflects industry standards. After each performance the students will reflect on and analyse their work and discuss the future direction of their acting.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Start to analyse a scene with perception and clarity.
  2. Rehearse a scene with motivated mental, physical and emotional life.
  3. Perform scene work with understanding and personal connection.
  4. Have a fundamental understanding of the integration of voice and movement work.
  5. Maintain dynamic and focused performance in rehearsal and performance space.
  6. Abide by the Standard Theatre Practice.
  7. Demonstrated ability to self-assess personal practice and identify goals for improvement.

Unit Content

  1. Rehearse and perform The Discovery Play.
  2. Rehearse and perform Studio Production (eg 'Europe' by Michael Gow)
  3. Application of skills including script analysis, research and development, character realisation, impulse, action and objective, imagination and spontaneity, integration of voice and movement, rehearsal and performance processes, standard theatre practice.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Rehearsal in class and own time with a director, Engage in ensemble work, Lectures, Group discussion, Examination of written texts, Self directed library activities, Performance in studio, Panel post production feedback.

Assessment

GS2 GRADING SCHEMA 2 Used for performance and/or practical based units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
PerformanceThe Discovery Play
PerformanceOne Act Play.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    The Role of the Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT1002
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Glenda LINSCOTT

Description

The skills of the actor are brought together and integrated into performance. The actor is required to synthesise their knowledge of acting, movement and voice into an effective process and performance. The unit uses a programme of projects: plays, scene work and creative work that are analysed, rehearsed and performed to both develop the students acting skills and examine the role of the actor in an ensemble. The student applies the codes of standard theatre practice to their process of working within the ensemble, which reflects industry standards. After each performance the students will reflect on and analyse their work and discuss the future direction of their acting.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Start to analyse a scene with perception and clarity.
  2. Rehearse a scene with motivated mental, physical and emotional life.
  3. Perform scene work with understanding and personal connection.
  4. Have a fundamental understanding of the integration of voice and movement work.
  5. Maintain dynamic and focused performance in rehearsal and performance space.
  6. Abide by the Standard Theatre Practice.
  7. Demonstrated ability to self-assess personal practice and identify goals for improvement.

Unit Content

  1. Rehearse and perform The Discovery Play.
  2. Rehearse and perform Studio Production (eg 'Europe' by Michael Gow)
  3. Application of skills including script analysis, research and development, character realisation, impulse, action and objective, imagination and spontaneity, integration of voice and movement, rehearsal and performance processes, standard theatre practice.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Rehearsal in class and own time with a director, Engage in ensemble work, Lectures, Group discussion, Examination of written texts, Self directed library activities, Performance in studio, Panel post production feedback.

Assessment

GS2 GRADING SCHEMA 2 Used for performance and/or practical based units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
PerformanceThe Discovery Play
PerformanceOne Act Play.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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