ACV220 - Finding Character Through Mask

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Subject Title
Finding Character Through Mask

Subject Description
In this course students will explore developing characters using mask characterization techniques. The use of a mask or costume can help an actor create a rich story for any character he or she is playing. Students will discover how to open up their creativity with these techniques with an emphasis on the relationship between the imagination and the body.
Pre-requisite: ACV120

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

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

1. Bring a mask to life, in performance, with a repeatable consistency.
2. Develop well-constructed characters, working from a psycho-physical approach (expressing the imagination through the body and voice), in studio exercises.
3. Compare different types of masks (e.g. Beginner, Neutral, Half, Character) and utilize these distinctions (with moderate success) in studio exercises and performance.
4. Identify impulses that come from the mask and remove (with relative success and consistency) the student?s personal inhibitions that would restrict the expression of these impulses.
5. Initiate the integration of mask-based character work with text work.

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