Performance Skills 1 (9711.6)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
The students will be introduced to fundamental concepts of acting as theorised by Stanislavsky and other related practitioners through practical and written work, the study of monologues and duologues, plays and theoretical writings.
The students will be introduced to acting vocal technique. The teachings of a variety of internationally recognised voice teachers will be explored in this course.
The students will commence physical performance training to condition and strengthen the body, and will be introduced to the history of performer training and various key theatre practitioners.
This subject will also focus on developing communication skills in academic and creative contexts.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Employ acting, vocal and physical training techniques at a developing basic level;
2. Apply learned vocal technique when speaking and when performing contemporary Australian plays;
3. Employ acting techniques in the presentation of a variety of theatre contemporary texts; and
4. Apply communication skills in an academic/creative context.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Corequisites9717 Production Theatre Skills
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Lisa O'Neill|
|2024||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Ms Lisa O'Neill|
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Batson, S. (2014). Truth: Personas, needs, and flaws in building actors and creating characters.
Carey, D. (1995). Masterclass: The actor's audition manual (Vol. 1). Currency Press. Pp. 28-40
Hagen, U. (1991). A challenge for the actor. Scribener. Pp. 53-73
Kohlhaas, K. (2000). The monologue audition: A practical guide for actors. Limelight Editions. Pp. 3-27
Oida, Y. & Marshall, L. (2007). An actor's tricks. Methuen Drama. Pp. 17-34.
Ball, D. (2017). Backwards and forwards: A technical manual for reading plays. Southern Illinois University Press.
Merlin, B. (2018). Acting¿: The basic (2nd ed.). Routledge.
Moss, L. (2006). The intent to live: Achieving your true potential as an actor. Bantam Dell.
Stanislavsky, K., Benedetti, J., & Eyre, R. (2017). An actor's work. Routledge.
Berry, C. (1973). Voice and the actor. Harrap Limited. (Any edition).
Carey, D. (1999). The actor's audition manual: Volume 1. Currency Press.
Houseman, B. (2008). Tackling text. Nick Hern Books.
Linklater, K. (2006). Freeing the natural voice. Nick Hern Books.
Nelson, J. (2015). The voice exercise book. National Theatre Publishing.
Rodenburg, P. (1992). The right to speak. Routledge.
Shewell, C. (2009). Voice work: art and science in changing voices. Wiley-Blackwell.
Weate, C. (2009). Classic voice: Working with actors on vocal style. Oberon Books.
Watson, I. (Ed.). (2001). Performer training: Developments across cultures. Routledge.
Allain, P., & Harvie, J. (2014). Theatre and performance. Routledge.
Rimer, T., & Masakazu, Y. (1984). On the art of the No drama: The major treatises of Zeami. Princeton University Press.
Many of the activities that occur in this class involve group work and physical contact with other students. This is the nature of acting. Classes will, at times, be quite physically vigorous and students need to be willing to participate in all activities. Students need to wear comfortable clothing to each class and should bring a hard copy journal to take notes during and after classes in order to be able to write the second assessment item in voice.
Required IT skills
Students must be familiar with the LMS Canvas as they will be required to download all lecture notes and readings and submit assessment tasks.
Work placement, internships or practicums