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

    Acquiring Basic Acting Skills
  • Unit Code

    ACT1005
  • 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

This unit extends the basic acting skills covered in the first semester. Individuals will cover, understand and implement psychological action, emotional release techniques and detailed character embodiments.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and interpret texts to better enable story telling.
  2. Create and sustain an imaginary world.
  3. Create and sustain a precise and alive inner life.
  4. Perform a sustained character with flexibility and a high level of detail, including clear actions, high stakes scenarios with full commitment and release.
  5. Execute transactional acting through the psycho-physical connection.
  6. Apply Standard Theatre Practice rigorously to the work in rehearsal, production and performance.
  7. Demonstrate an ability to self-assess personal practice and identify goals for improvement.

Unit Content

  1. Self reflection - know yourself.
  2. Appraise Text and Historical Studies.
  3. Sensory awareness and response.
  4. Creative Improvisation.
  5. Examination of impulse work.
  6. Given circumstances, actions and objectives, inciting incident, crisis and climax of the monologue/scene/play are identified and submitted.
  7. Creating the journey of a character.
  8. The physical actions of the character are identified and verbalised.
  9. The psychological actions of the character are identified and verbalised.
  10. The physical, emotional and psychological action of the monologe/scene/play/character are played with full commitment.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Class work, research, Actor's Journal and class room presentations.

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
Creative WorkClassroom Monologue/Scenework for staff.
Creative WorkInvestigation of a Stanislavsky based process in scene study presented in class.
ParticipationImprovisation
PresentationTest and Historical Studies
Reflective PracticeThe Artist Way, Acting Journal, Private Tutorials

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

    Acquiring Basic Acting Skills
  • Unit Code

    ACT1005
  • 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

This unit extends the basic acting skills covered in the first semester. Individuals will cover, understand and implement psychological action, emotional release techniques and detailed character embodiments.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and interpret texts to better enable story telling.
  2. Create and sustain an imaginary world.
  3. Create and sustain a precise and alive inner life.
  4. Perform a sustained character with flexibility and a high level of detail, including clear actions, high stakes scenarios with full commitment and release.
  5. Execute transactional acting through the psycho-physical connection.
  6. Apply Standard Theatre Practice rigorously to the work in rehearsal, production and performance.
  7. Demonstrate an ability to self-assess personal practice and identify goals for improvement.

Unit Content

  1. Self reflection - know yourself.
  2. Appraise Text and Historical Studies.
  3. Sensory awareness and response.
  4. Creative Improvisation.
  5. Examination of impulse work.
  6. Given circumstances, actions and objectives, inciting incident, crisis and climax of the monologue/scene/play are identified and submitted.
  7. Creating the journey of a character.
  8. The physical actions of the character are identified and verbalised.
  9. The psychological actions of the character are identified and verbalised.
  10. The physical, emotional and psychological action of the monologe/scene/play/character are played with full commitment.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Class work, research, Actor's Journal and class room presentations.

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
Creative WorkClassroom Monologue/Scenework for staff.
Creative WorkInvestigation of a Stanislavsky based process in scene study presented in class.
ParticipationImprovisation
PresentationTest and Historical Studies
Reflective PracticeThe Artist Way, Acting Journal, Private Tutorials

Core Reading(s)

  • Merlin, B. (2007). The complete Stanislavsky toolkit. London: Nick Hern Books.

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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