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

    Extending and Exploring Acting Techniques Through Character and Screen
  • Unit Code

    ACT2008
  • 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

This unit looks at the methods and philosophies of a specified director (e.g.: Meissner) The camera is used as a delivery and teaching tool for better understanding of performance and research.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse research to devise their own theatre work.
  2. Apply imagination to amplify rather than restrict the write'rs vision.
  3. Demonstrate a structured, imaginative approach to character from their own self-devised work.
  4. Develop character for performance through transformation.
  5. Interpret dramatic repertoire from Classical Greek to the end of the nineteenth century.
  6. Perform a devised piece.
  7. Reflect on and apply introductory film and television techniques.
  8. Research character for performance through observation and transactional acting.

Unit Content

  1. Information literacy and research.
  2. Investigation of screen acting style through performance and playback recording.
  3. More detailed and thorough engagement in the process of storytelling, including observation, transactional acting and transformation.
  4. Study of designated international/cross-cultural plays.
  5. Text analysis.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Students will further evolve their basic acting skills and techniques through studio and public performance activities, formal classroom and one-on-one sessions. They will undertake field research for self-devised work, self-directed library research and film viewing, and will engage in ensemble work.

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 WorkFilm recording of scene work
PerformanceOngoing class assessment by lecturer
PortfolioPortfolio of written materials

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

    Extending and Exploring Acting Techniques Through Character and Screen
  • Unit Code

    ACT2008
  • 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

This unit looks at the methods and philosophies of a specified director (e.g.: Meissner) The camera is used as a delivery and teaching tool for better understanding of performance and research.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse research to devise their own theatre work.
  2. Apply imagination to amplify rather than restrict the write'rs vision.
  3. Demonstrate a structured, imaginative approach to character from their own self-devised work.
  4. Develop character for performance through transformation.
  5. Interpret dramatic repertoire from Classical Greek to the end of the nineteenth century.
  6. Perform a devised piece.
  7. Reflect on and apply introductory film and television techniques.
  8. Research character for performance through observation and transactional acting.

Unit Content

  1. Information literacy and research.
  2. Investigation of screen acting style through performance and playback recording.
  3. More detailed and thorough engagement in the process of storytelling, including observation, transactional acting and transformation.
  4. Study of designated international/cross-cultural plays.
  5. Text analysis.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Students will further evolve their basic acting skills and techniques through studio and public performance activities, formal classroom and one-on-one sessions. They will undertake field research for self-devised work, self-directed library research and film viewing, and will engage in ensemble work.

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 WorkFilm recording of scene work
PerformanceOngoing class assessment by lecturer
PortfolioPortfolio of written materials

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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