ACV100 - Basic Acting Skills

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Subject Title
Basic Acting Skills

Subject Description
This course introduces students to specific modern-day acting techniques and will apply these techniques to monologues and scenes. It will focus on bringing script analysis choices to life as well as developing group dynamics. Students will also be oriented towards contemporary industry conditions and professional practice.

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

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

  • Evaluate and differentiate between some current acting techniques and demonstrate this through both written and practical work.
  • Perform consistent (basic) script analysis (i.e. objective, relationship, moment before, setting) and defend choices intellectually and in performance.
  • Begin identifying the core of the individual through self-awareness exercises, personal observations and feedback.
  • Actively participate in group/ensemble activities with focus, energy and engagement.
  • Discover the impact of “relationship” on a scene by observation and demonstration in studio exercises.
  • Synthesize (at a basic level) the concepts of listening, generosity and competition through repeated applications on a variety of texts.

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.

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.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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