Performance Skills 5 (9715.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| South Bank, QLD
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
The students will continue to refine and develop their acting through the exploration of modern and contemporary texts. They will explore the important playwrights and theorists that have shaped the development of the art of acting in the 20th Century.
In this unit, learners work toward increased refinement of physical and vocal flexibility and strength, which allows their bodies and voices to sustain them throughout the challenges of work in the performing arts industry.
The students will continue to engage in physical performance training. They will be introduced to the work of various 20th Century experimental and physical theatre practitioners and companies.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Employ acting, vocal and physical training techniques at a developing advanced level;
2. Employ key applied techniques of vocal training when performing a range of performance texts and when performing in a variety of performance contexts;
3. Employ acting techniques in the presentation of modern and 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
Prerequisites9714 Performance Skills 4
9718 Screen & TV Studies
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||South Bank, QLD||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Lisa O'Neill|
|2024||South Bank, QLD||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Ms Lisa O'Neill|
Meyrick, J. (n.d.). Australia in 50 Plays [Review of Australia in 50 Plays]. Currency.
Gale, M. B., & Deeney, J. F. (Eds.). (2016). The Routledge drama anthology and sourcebook: From modernism to contemporary performance (2nd ed.). Routledge.
Baker, A. John
Baldwin, J. Blues for Mister Charlie
Barker, H. The Castle, Scenes from an Execution, Victory
Beckett, S. Endgame, Not I, Footfalls
Birch, A. Anatomy of a Suicide
Bovell, A. When the Rain Stops Falling.
Chekhov, A. The Cherry Orchard
Churchill, C. Far Away
Fornes, M. I. Enter the Night
Genet, J. The Screens.
Gray, O. The Torrents
Green, D. T. Stoning Mary
Hansberry, L. A Raisin in the Sun
Hellman, L. Little Foxes
Hewett, D. The Chapel Perilous
Ionesco, E. Six Characters in Search of an Author
Jacobs-Jenkins, B. An Octoroon, Appropriate
Kane, S. Sarah Kane Complete Plays. Methuen Drama.
Kushner, T. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Parts 1 & 2
Miller, A. Death of a Salesman.
Nottage, L. Sweat
Mishima, Y. Madame de Sade
Pinter, H. The Dumb Waiter
Prebble L. Enron
Treadwell, S. Machinal
Stein, G. Dr Faustus Lights the Lights
Williams, T. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Wilson, A. Fences
Zola, E. Therese Raquin
Bean, R. (2012). One man, two guv'nors.
Chekhov, A. (1889). The proposal.
Chekhov, A. (1890). The bear.
Feydeau, G. (1907). A flea in her ear. (B. Shaw, Trans.)
Fo, D. (1981). Trumpets and raspberries.
Frayn, M. (1982). Noises off.
Hibbard, J. (1968). Dimboola.
Martin, S. (2002). The underpants.
Orton, J. (1969). What the butler saw.
Robinson, K. & Taylor, T. (1992). The popular mechanicals.
Shakespeare, W. (1595-6). A midsummer night's dream.
Simon, N. (1988). Rumours.
Wilde, O. (1899). The importance of being Earnest.
NB. There are various editions of Chekhov's short plays, which are written in translation from Russian. Accordingly, students are welcome to use any version written in English. However, for the purposes of the Chekhov group pieces, your group must work from the same script.
Keefe, J., & Murray S. (Eds.). (2007). Physical theatres: A critical introduction. Routledge.
Allain, P., & Harvie, J. (2014). Theatre and performance. Routledge.
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
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (212070)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (206643)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (199388)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (194370)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (191357)