ACV200 - Broadening Your Acting Skills

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Subject Title
Broadening Your Acting Skills

Subject Description
This course continues the work from semester one in voice, performance, and working with the body to enable students to develop a more complex acting practice. A particular emphasis on character development and arc are introduced for students to develop a deeper understanding of their character, and how this can be brought into each individual scene.
Pre-requisite: ACV100

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

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

1. Perform consistent (in-depth) script analysis on increasingly demanding texts and defend choices intellectually and in performance.

2. Define the arc of the character over the whole story and execute it consistently in performance.

3. Demonstrate the usage of an expanded number of character development tools in their written work.

4. Generate distinctive series of scenes, with particular focus on creating unique individual relationships with each character in each scene.

5.Recombine elements of different techniques to generate a solid, consistent approach to character work and demonstrate its use in performance.

Essential Employability Skills

Upon success completion of this course, students will be able to reliably demonstrate the following Essential Employability Skills required in each of the following categories.

1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

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

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

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

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

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

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