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

    Showcase
  • Unit Code

    ACT3008
  • 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

Showcase is the final performance of the degree programme to which industry people are invited and the link to a professional career is established. Scenes, monologues and possibly musical numbers are chosen, rehearsed and staged. A showreel is also filmed and shown at these events. The performances are in national theatres, usually in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. It is common to make contact with agents during these events and it is regarded as the showpiece of the WAAPA actors.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Manage touring effectively and professionally.
  2. Negotiate a meeting with agents and discussions about a future career.
  3. Prepare and perform to professional standard a monologue or a scene.

Unit Content

  1. Australian and International Contemporary Theatre and Film.
  2. Choosing a scene or monologue to best suit your acting abilities.
  3. Discussion with agents and casting directors.
  4. Make a showreel and negotiate editing and post production requirements effectively.
  5. Performance.
  6. Rehearsal.

Teaching and Learning Processes

To develop, rehearse and perform on screen and stage in the graduating Acting Showcase to a public audience, including agents and casting agents in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, Classroom workshops, formal studio rehearsals and one-on-one tutorials, TV Studio and location film shoots will occur for the students show reel material.

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
PerformanceRehearsal
Creative WorkShowreel
PracticumIndustry Liaison

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

    Showcase
  • Unit Code

    ACT3008
  • 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

Showcase is the final performance of the degree programme to which industry people are invited and the link to a professional career is established. Scenes, monologues and possibly musical numbers are chosen, rehearsed and staged. A showreel is also filmed and shown at these events. The performances are in national theatres, usually in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. It is common to make contact with agents during these events and it is regarded as the showpiece of the WAAPA actors.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Manage touring effectively and professionally.
  2. Negotiate a meeting with agents and discussions about a future career.
  3. Prepare and perform to professional standard a monologue or a scene.

Unit Content

  1. Australian and International Contemporary Theatre and Film.
  2. Choosing a scene or monologue to best suit your acting abilities.
  3. Discussion with agents and casting directors.
  4. Make a showreel and negotiate editing and post production requirements effectively.
  5. Performance.
  6. Rehearsal.

Teaching and Learning Processes

To develop, rehearse and perform on screen and stage in the graduating Acting Showcase to a public audience, including agents and casting agents in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, Classroom workshops, formal studio rehearsals and one-on-one tutorials, TV Studio and location film shoots will occur for the students show reel material.

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
PerformanceRehearsal
Creative WorkShowreel
PracticumIndustry Liaison

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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