ACV401 - Physical Acting / Fighting

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Subject Title
Physical Acting / Fighting

Subject Description
Students will take instruction in "staged fighting" techniques. They will learn how to "speak" in terms of physical sentences, focusing on how characters are drawn into using physical tactics when the verbal will not achieve their goals. Basic choreography will be devised through the integration of text. Students will get a taste of what will be required of them if they work in Action genre film and television projects.


Pre-requisites: ACV120

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

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

  • Demonstrate a facility in basic hand-to-hand fight work by observation/feedback and participation in individual moves and incorporated in scene work.
  • Appraise how ‘the physical’ augments ‘the verbal’ in scene work, both through experimentation in class and observing recorded examples.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create ‘danger’ in a completely choreographed scene.
  • Choreograph justified ‘fight’ movement for a scripted scene and execute safely.

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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