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

    Integrating the Skills of the Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT1006
  • 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 skills of the actor and requires more exacting and greater detail in scene preparation and performance. Emphasis is placed on the ability to apply the process of rehearsal to a transformative performance and understand and apply the principals of standard theatre practice to the work in the ensemble. It also introduces the roles and working methods of various artistic and technical personnel involved in professional theatre. A high level of integration of class work is expected in the performances in this unit.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Transfer text analysis and acting technique to rehearsal.
  2. Perform scene or play with understanding and motivated mental, physical and emotional life.
  3. Perform scene or play with clearly devised and discernible character development.
  4. Perform scene or play with the ability to contact and affect your scene partner.
  5. Demonstrate a clear arc of a character's journey.
  6. Abide by Standard Theatre Practice in rehearsal and performance.
  7. Ability to self-assess personal practice and identify goals for improvement.

Unit Content

  1. Rehearse and perform Naturalism Scene Study (eg Chekhov)
  2. Rehearse and perform a full length, naturalistic play for staff and student audience.
  3. The ability to access a heightened emotional dynamic appropriate to the scene/play.
  4. Swift specific thought changes.
  5. Onstage relationships are sustained while focusing on the build of the scene.
  6. Emotionally, vocally and physically play with high commitment and release.
  7. Demonstrate a clear arc of character's journey.
  8. Abide by Standard Theatre Practice.
  9. Ability to self-assess personal practice and identify goals for improvement.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Rehearsals and performance/showing in a studio and/or locations, Critical feedback, including an oral self assessment occurring after each showing, Library activities.
Research and development in the field/rehearsal.

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.


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

    Integrating the Skills of the Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT1006
  • 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 skills of the actor and requires more exacting and greater detail in scene preparation and performance. Emphasis is placed on the ability to apply the process of rehearsal to a transformative performance and understand and apply the principals of standard theatre practice to the work in the ensemble. It also introduces the roles and working methods of various artistic and technical personnel involved in professional theatre. A high level of integration of class work is expected in the performances in this unit.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Transfer text analysis and acting technique to rehearsal.
  2. Perform scene or play with understanding and motivated mental, physical and emotional life.
  3. Perform scene or play with clearly devised and discernible character development.
  4. Perform scene or play with the ability to contact and affect your scene partner.
  5. Demonstrate a clear arc of a character's journey.
  6. Abide by Standard Theatre Practice in rehearsal and performance.
  7. Ability to self-assess personal practice and identify goals for improvement.

Unit Content

  1. Rehearse and perform Naturalism Scene Study (eg Chekhov)
  2. Rehearse and perform a full length, naturalistic play for staff and student audience.
  3. The ability to access a heightened emotional dynamic appropriate to the scene/play.
  4. Swift specific thought changes.
  5. Onstage relationships are sustained while focusing on the build of the scene.
  6. Emotionally, vocally and physically play with high commitment and release.
  7. Demonstrate a clear arc of character's journey.
  8. Abide by Standard Theatre Practice.
  9. Ability to self-assess personal practice and identify goals for improvement.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Rehearsals and performance/showing in a studio and/or locations, Critical feedback, including an oral self assessment occurring after each showing, Library activities.
Research and development in the field/rehearsal.

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
PerformanceNaturalistic Scene work (eg Chekhov) presented in class to staff.
PerformanceFull length play performed to staff and whole school.
Reflective PracticeWritten self assessment of process and performance outlining goals for improvement.
none required

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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ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
PerformanceNaturalistic Scene work (eg Chekhov) presented in class to staff.
PerformanceFull length play performed to staff and whole school.
Reflective PracticeWritten self assessment of process and performance outlining goals for improvement.
none required