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 Professional Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT3001
  • 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 extends the skills of a training actor in rehearsal and performance to the level of a professional theatre standard. In a program of public performances students work with guest and resident directors, and alongside stage and production management, costume, set, lighting and sound students, to create a polished and assured season.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Meet the specific demands of the production.
  2. Sustain a transactional performance by acting with free emotional connection, intuitively and spontaneously.
  3. Work confidently and professionally in all aspects of rehearsal and production.
  4. Work with a high standard of professional conduct at all times (with reference to the Standard Theatre Practice document).

Unit Content

  1. Demonstrate sound professional etiquette.
  2. International scripts/works.
  3. Plays will be rehearsed and performed in a theatre, with full production support, to the public.
  4. Production analysis and evaluation.
  5. Professional (mainstage) preparation; the first read, rehearsal, the technical week and performance.
  6. Rehearsal and performance with imaginative engagement.
  7. Specific requirements/skills of each production.

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, Formal auditions, 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
PerformancePerformance 3
ReviewEvaluation and professional 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 Professional Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT3001
  • 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 extends the skills of a training actor in rehearsal and performance to the level of a professional theatre standard. In a program of public performances students work with guest and resident directors, and alongside stage and production management, costume, set, lighting and sound students, to create a polished and assured season.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Meet the specific demands of the production.
  2. Sustain a transactional performance by acting with free emotional connection, intuitively and spontaneously.
  3. Work confidently and professionally in all aspects of rehearsal and production.
  4. Work with a high standard of professional conduct at all times (with reference to the Standard Theatre Practice document).

Unit Content

  1. Demonstrate sound professional etiquette.
  2. International scripts/works.
  3. Plays will be rehearsed and performed in a theatre, with full production support, to the public.
  4. Production analysis and evaluation.
  5. Professional (mainstage) preparation; the first read, rehearsal, the technical week and performance.
  6. Rehearsal and performance with imaginative engagement.
  7. Specific requirements/skills of each production.

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, Formal auditions, 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
PerformancePerformance 3
ReviewEvaluation and professional 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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