PERF06062 2013 Acting 1 Introduction to Acting
This module is designed to: establish a foundation in acting for stage; introduce the learner to professional work and rehearsal practice; introduce the learner to different approaches and styles of acting; establish team work to form a creative ensemble; explore the preparation process for auditions.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
demonstrate the understanding of the requirements of the theatre practitioner's professional conduct - attendance, punctuality, commitment, discipline, reliability, concentration, readiness to work, management of personal workload
demonstrate the understanding of the theatre process and the collaborative relationship of the actor to his/her fellow theatre artists: directors, playwrights, designers and producers; work co-operatively as part of a creative team
demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of characterisation, text and the acting space; identify individual vocal and movement skills requirements
demonstrate the understanding of the importance of improvisation and apply to creative process
engage in reflection on developing skills, knowledge and understanding.
Skills development through theatre games and acting exercises
•· trust, co-operation and team-work
•· attention, concentration and focus
•· observation, memory and imagination
•· sensory awareness
•· spatial awareness
•· status, relationships and group dynamics
•· body and voice as instruments of dramatic expression
•· rules of improvisation
•· situation; purpose and attitude; "magic if" and authenticity
•· role and character; creating a character; "hot-seating"
•· structure of a scene; rules of structuring; narrative and dramatic; dramatic thinking
•· dramatic tension and conflict
•· status; motivation, relationships and power dynamics
•· text, sub-text and meaning; verbal and non-verbal elements of the dialogue.
Short text-based whole-group performance
Monologue work - The audition process
Research on the work of 20th century theatre practitioners
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Practical||Black Box||workshops, rehearsals, studio theatre performance||6||Weekly||6.00|
|Individual Diary / Log Book||Not Specified||Reflective Practice Journal||0||Weekly||0.00|
Barker, Clive. Theatre Games. London: Methuen Drama, 1977.
Boal, Augusto. Games for Actors and Non-Actors. London: Routledge, 1992.
Johnston, Chris. House of Games. London: Nick Hern Books, 1998.
Johnstone, Keith. Impro. London: Methuen Drama, 1994.
Hester, John. Stage Acting Techniques. Whiltshire: The Crowood Press, 2004.
Hodge, Alison ed. Twentieth Century Actor Training. London: Routledge, 2000.
Powell, Michael. Acting Techniques. London: Methuen Drama, 2010.
Black Box space