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 Embodied Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT2006
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Samantha CHESTER

Description

This unit deepens the understanding of movement for the actor with technical skills necessary for the professional actor including dance partnering work, stage combat and continued physical preparation for performance as applied to the production program. All classes call for presence, rigour heightening physical understanding and self-awareness, resulting in greater confidence and skills as an embodied actor.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Create an effective and credible stage fight.
  2. Demonstrate self-discipline in processing, body, mind and breath connection.
  3. Execute rehearsed partner dance sequences from a range of dance genres with strength, endurance and coordination for a theatrical context.
  4. Implement detailed movement strategies to support character development in the context of a play to ensure full embodiment and theatrical focus in rehearsal and performance.
  5. Integrate weight, time, space and stillness as it relates to movement and performance.

Unit Content

  1. Advanced exploration and application of physical dynamics, devising and movement for stage and screen.
  2. Body and mind practice.
  3. Partner dance technique.
  4. Stage combat technique.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Movement studio, intensive workshops, small group solo and duo exercises, video recording for analysis, in studio performance to students and staff. Self-reflection, observation and class feedback and discussion.

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
Performance ^In Class presentation of technical skills or given movement tasks
Participation ^In class commitment, attitude, self- management and progress in weekly classes/workshops.

^ Mandatory to Pass


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 Embodied Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT2006
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Samantha CHESTER

Description

This unit deepens the understanding of movement for the actor with technical skills necessary for the professional actor including dance partnering work, stage combat and continued physical preparation for performance as applied to the production program. All classes call for presence, rigour heightening physical understanding and self-awareness, resulting in greater confidence and skills as an embodied actor.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Create an effective and credible stage fight.
  2. Demonstrate self-discipline in processing, body, mind and breath connection.
  3. Execute rehearsed partner dance sequences from a range of dance genres with strength, endurance and coordination for a theatrical context.
  4. Implement detailed movement strategies to support character development in the context of a play to ensure full embodiment and theatrical focus in rehearsal and performance.
  5. Integrate weight, time, space and stillness as it relates to movement and performance.

Unit Content

  1. Advanced exploration and application of physical dynamics, devising and movement for stage and screen.
  2. Body and mind practice.
  3. Partner dance technique.
  4. Stage combat technique.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Movement studio, intensive workshops, small group solo and duo exercises, video recording for analysis, in studio performance to students and staff. Self-reflection, observation and class feedback and discussion.

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
Performance ^In Class presentation of technical skills or given movement tasks
Participation ^In class commitment, attitude, self- management and progress in weekly classes/workshops.

^ Mandatory to Pass


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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