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

    Professional Voice
  • Unit Code

    ACT3003
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Donald Miles WOODBURN

Description

This unit refines the skills the actor requires to develop and adapt vocal technique to the professional performance requirements of theatre, film, television and radio. The actor's voice develops stamina, consistency, flexibility and extended range performing in a public production program.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply vocal techniques imaginatively and autonomously.
  2. Rehearse and perform in a public production program audibly, accurately, imaginatively, flexibly and safely.
  3. Source, research, rehearse and perform a theatrical song with accompaniment.
  4. Understand microphone technique.

Unit Content

  1. Cold read techniques for auditions.
  2. Individual singing technique classes.
  3. Practical vocal techniques to address physical and textual demands of speaking text in any performance medium.
  4. Self devised voice monologue.
  5. Texts from the canon of performance literature.
  6. Voice-overs from all performance formats.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Studio based voice and singing classes, Group classes and individual tutorials, Different acoustic environments will be utilised; some classes will be in a theatre, Use of a specialised sound studio, Video recording for critical analysis and self reflection, Debriefing, feedback and class discussions, Self study with regard to physically consolidating studio work.
Specialist lecturers in singing.

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
Portfolio2 minute voice over sample; self-devised voice monologue; theatrical song with accompaniment; assessment of breath, alignment, vocal awareness

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

    Professional Voice
  • Unit Code

    ACT3003
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Donald Miles WOODBURN

Description

This unit refines the skills the actor requires to develop and adapt vocal technique to the professional performance requirements of theatre, film, television and radio. The actor's voice develops stamina, consistency, flexibility and extended range performing in a public production program.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply vocal techniques imaginatively and autonomously.
  2. Rehearse and perform in a public production program audibly, accurately, imaginatively, flexibly and safely.
  3. Source, research, rehearse and perform a theatrical song with accompaniment.
  4. Understand microphone technique.

Unit Content

  1. Cold read techniques for auditions.
  2. Individual singing technique classes.
  3. Practical vocal techniques to address physical and textual demands of speaking text in any performance medium.
  4. Self devised voice monologue.
  5. Texts from the canon of performance literature.
  6. Voice-overs from all performance formats.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Studio based voice and singing classes, Group classes and individual tutorials, Different acoustic environments will be utilised; some classes will be in a theatre, Use of a specialised sound studio, Video recording for critical analysis and self reflection, Debriefing, feedback and class discussions, Self study with regard to physically consolidating studio work.
Specialist lecturers in singing.

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
Portfolio2 minute voice over sample; self-devised voice monologue; theatrical song with accompaniment; assessment of breath, alignment, vocal awareness

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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