PERF07028 2019 Acting 5 (for Production)

General Details

Full Title
Acting 5 (for Production)
Transcript Title
Acting 5 (for Production)
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Declan Drohan, Niall Colleary, Rhona Trench, Agnes Pallai, Niall Rea
Programme Membership
SG_APERF_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting)

Year 3 seeks to integrate the ensemble focus of Year 1 and the learners' individual development of Year 2 into a coherent rehearsal and performance practice. Students will prepare for and rehearse a full-length play and perform it to an audience.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


demonstrate a high level of professional conduct


demonstrate a well-grounded knowledge and understanding of the world of the playwright, the world of the play and the style of presentation required by the director


display an appropriate and fully developed characterisation


select appropriate choices from a range of voice and movement skills


collaborate as an active member of an integrated ensemble


consistently demonstrate the high levels of energy and vitality necessary to sustain and support the work at all times and the ability to develop a part through rehearsal into performance and from one performance to the next


show the ability to relate to an audience based on the Chekhov Technique principles of giving, receiving and establishing communion with the audience.


document, reflect on and evaluate the creative process and personal progression

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Principles of technique are embodied through theorised praxis. Classroom activity is supported by a range of reading materials.

Teaching takes place in a twice weekly workshop setting where the student is directed as in a professional setting with an clear emphasis on preparation for  the performance of the selected text

One teaching strategy is to introduce the core concepts from the Michael Chekhov Technique of communion with the audience

Students keep reflective journals of their activities.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment 30%

Practical evaluation ( performance evaluation) 60%

Reflective journal 10%

Repeat Assessments

Repeat project/repeat attendance

Indicative Syllabus

Research into the world of the playwright and the play.

Close textual examination of character, relationships and actions.

Research into the performance history of the selected play. Exploration of staging modes.

Rehearsal and performance

Further development of the individual actor's physical, vocal, emotional, psychological and intellectual means and work on all aspects of the actor's process.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 3,4,5,6,7
3 Continuous Assessment Reflective Practice Journal Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 2,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Black Box rehearsal and performance 8 Weekly 8.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 8.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
1985-06-01 Lessons for the professional actor Paj Pubn
ISBN UCAL:B4379451

This volume collects the extraordinary lectures, including exercises, which Michael Chekhov presented at his studio classes in New York in 1941. His technique and philosophy of acting initially derived from his work with Stanislavsky, but later took on its own autonomous and imaginative vigor.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources

Black Box space

Break away rehearsal space

Full support for the production of the show: set, costume, music, props, lights, sound, technical support

Additional Information