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 Creative Physical Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT3002
  • 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 refines and consolidates the creative physical capacity of the actor and specific physical process for the imaginative realisation of a role. The classes demand a highly skilled dexterous ability, adaptability and responsiveness for inventive, detailed and imaginative work in performance. The classes call for rigour, discipline and self -management. All practices undertaken will support the movement knowledge for the actor as they prepare to enter the industry. All classes are designed to be challenging, inventive and will be presented in a workshop format.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Use advanced Movement Practices
  2. Create, direct and improvise movement sequences.
  3. Develop and articulate a personal physical program for stage and screen.
  4. Be able to create sustain and manage positive and professional relationships with peers, directors and relevant creative teams.
  5. Be able to respond professionally and constructively to feedback and apply to work.
  6. Create highly detailed and consistent physical performance for stage and screen from preparation, rehearsal to production.

Unit Content

  1. Advanced Movement Masterclass.
  2. Design and implementation of an effective movement practice and process for a role.
  3. Feedback, professional conduct and constructive criticism.
  4. Inventing, designing and directing movement.

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.

^ 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.

ACT3002|3|1

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 Creative Physical Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT3002
  • 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 refines and consolidates the creative physical capacity of the actor and specific physical process for the imaginative realisation of a role. The classes demand a highly skilled dexterous ability, adaptability and responsiveness for inventive, detailed and imaginative work in performance. The classes call for rigour, discipline and self -management. All practices undertaken will support the movement knowledge for the actor as they prepare to enter the industry. All classes are designed to be challenging, inventive and will be presented in a workshop format.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Use advanced Movement Practices
  2. Create, direct and improvise movement sequences.
  3. Develop and articulate a personal physical program for stage and screen.
  4. Be able to create sustain and manage positive and professional relationships with peers, directors and relevant creative teams.
  5. Be able to respond professionally and constructively to feedback and apply to work.
  6. Create highly detailed and consistent physical performance for stage and screen from preparation, rehearsal to production.

Unit Content

  1. Advanced Movement Masterclass.
  2. Design and implementation of an effective movement practice and process for a role.
  3. Feedback, professional conduct and constructive criticism.
  4. Inventing, designing and directing movement.

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
Project ^Design and articulation of personalized movement program
PerformanceStudio presentation and Physical Preparation for Performance / Production
^

^ 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.

ACT3002|3|2

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
Project ^Design and articulation of personalized movement program
PerformanceStudio presentation and Physical Preparation for Performance / Production
^