ACV110 - The Vocal Instrument

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Subject Title
The Vocal Instrument

Subject Description
This course will enable students proficiency in understanding the care and workings of the voice and its crucial role in the acting profession towards character exposition. Students will be exposed to the process of a vocal "warm-up" progression, from getting rooted in the breath to allowing natural vocal expression as it applies to performing of scripts.

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

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

  • Describe how breathing is the basic working tool of the human voice and human communication during in-class discussions.
  • Identify basic human anatomy and how stress/tension throughout the body can effect the voice in impromptu discussions as well as formal presentations.
  • Define the basic elements necessary for an actor to achieve proper vocal health.
  • Examine, through practical exercises, the tension or stress patterns that inhibit our voices and to start to verbally identify their own stress patterns.
  • Reproduce the exercises of a contemporary vocal progression with a moderate level of proficiency.
  • Begin integrating elements of the vocal practice when working on text.
  • Initiate elementary analysis to Shakespearean text work.

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.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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