ACV460 - Managing Your Career

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Subject Title
Managing Your Career

Subject Description
This course exposes student actors to the business side of ?show business.? Topics covered in this course include: the actor?s team, including how to hire an agent, headshots, business letter and resume writing, voice and actor demo reels and web sites, contrasting monologues for theatre auditions, union and non-union work, personal finance training, flexible careers (how to act and eat at the same time), alternative business/career opportunities, personal grooming, and wardrobe.

Pre-requisites: None

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

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

  • Describe necessary considerations for picking theatre monologues for auditioning
  • Clearly articulate the differences of the acting ‘unions’ and the pros and cons of membership
  • Repeat basic considerations and resources for the self-employed artist in terms of tax preparation
  • Critically assess the condition of, and update to current industry standards, their basic marketing tools i.e. Headshot, Resumes, Website, and Video and audio demo reels.
  • Generate well-researched industry-specific cover letters.

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.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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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