ACT450 - Character Acting

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Subject Title
Character Acting

Subject Description
Students continue their studies of acting principles and their application to animation. Using film examples, both live action and animation, students will study the good, the bad and the embarrassing to create characters, and scenes that are moving and connect well to an audience. Using method acting as a basis, students will explore a wide variety of character types through a series of in-class assignments.

Credit Status
Animation Arts Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Create a character that is emotionally engaging and dynamic for an audience.
  2. Receive and apply direction while presenting work.
  3. Have an understanding of different acting styles and how they apply to film in general and animation specifically.
  4. Describe and discuss a character-driven sequence by examining the various elements in it.
  5. Work with classmates to act out simple scenes that convey solid, believable and interesting relationships.
  6. Illustrate the principles of acting to various styles in current animation.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.