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 Actor in Performance
  • Unit Code

    ACT2005
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Glenda LINSCOTT

Description

The supported productions in this unit will require a level of acting and stage craft that incorporates style, period, character and possibly choreographed sequences, dances, accents or singing. The unit demands a high level of integration between the acting, voice and movement strands to create a compelling performance. Greater focus will be given to each actor's process toward performance. The actor is expected to engage with the research and contribute to the development of the work in rehearsal and performance with precision and astute attention to detail, so that their work enhances the entire production.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Articulate clearly, use and embody language with efficient breath, clear tone and good resonance.
  2. Collaborate openly and creatively within the production.
  3. Incorporate direction.
  4. Perform with accomplished stagecraft.
  5. Perform with good physical skills as they relate to the role and production, with spontaneous gesture and creative movement.
  6. Realise a role unimpeded by self-consciousness or personal habits.
  7. Rehearse a sustained role with flexibility and a high level of detail.
  8. Synthesise class work into character development and performance.

Unit Content

  1. Post production evaluation.
  2. Professional etiquette.
  3. Rehearsal method.
  4. Role interpretation.
  5. Study of an international text.
  6. Synthesis of acting, movement and voice into a performance.
  7. Two plays will be rehearsed and performed in a studio/workshop production to the public.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Rehearsals and performance for public in short season, Collegial and collaborative interaction with students and staff in the areas of stage and production management, lighting, set and costume discussion, and front of house, Critical feedback after each production with a panel, Seminars with visiting artists and industry people.
Guest and resident professional directors

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
PerformancePerformance 1
PerformancePerformance 2
ReportWritten evaluation
PresentationProfessional behaviour

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 Actor in Performance
  • Unit Code

    ACT2005
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Glenda LINSCOTT

Description

The supported productions in this unit will require a level of acting and stage craft that incorporates style, period, character and possibly choreographed sequences, dances, accents or singing. The unit demands a high level of integration between the acting, voice and movement strands to create a compelling performance. Greater focus will be given to each actor's process toward performance. The actor is expected to engage with the research and contribute to the development of the work in rehearsal and performance with precision and astute attention to detail, so that their work enhances the entire production.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Articulate clearly, use and embody language with efficient breath, clear tone and good resonance.
  2. Collaborate openly and creatively within the production.
  3. Incorporate direction.
  4. Perform with accomplished stagecraft.
  5. Perform with good physical skills as they relate to the role and production, with spontaneous gesture and creative movement.
  6. Realise a role unimpeded by self-consciousness or personal habits.
  7. Rehearse a sustained role with flexibility and a high level of detail.
  8. Synthesise class work into character development and performance.

Unit Content

  1. Post production evaluation.
  2. Professional etiquette.
  3. Rehearsal method.
  4. Role interpretation.
  5. Study of an international text.
  6. Synthesis of acting, movement and voice into a performance.
  7. Two plays will be rehearsed and performed in a studio/workshop production to the public.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Rehearsals and performance for public in short season, Collegial and collaborative interaction with students and staff in the areas of stage and production management, lighting, set and costume discussion, and front of house, Critical feedback after each production with a panel, Seminars with visiting artists and industry people.
Guest and resident professional directors

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
PerformancePerformance 1
PerformancePerformance 2
ReportWritten evaluation
PresentationProfessional behaviour

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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