PERF08048 2019 Acting 6 Audition Show

General Details

Full Title
Acting 6 Audition Show
Transcript Title
Acting 6 Audition Show
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
08 - NFQ Level 8
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Declan Drohan, Rhona Trench
Programme Membership
SG_APERF_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts

The module facilitates an extensive exploration and analysis of a range of texts and acting processes through the learners' independent individual and small group work. Learners are required to conduct a piece of independent practical research, leading to the selection of texts and their preparation for solo performance and scene work. Learners will take individual responsibility for editing, staging and performing their audition material with the guidance of the acting tutors. The Audition Show will be performed to a public audience and the representatives of the professional theatre industry.

Learning Outcomes

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


develop the work ethic required of  a professional actor


research and select audition and scene material, establishing a file of duologues and monologues for potential inclusion in the Audition Show or use in professional auditions


apply textual analysis and character study practically, through increasingly independent rehearsal and classroom performance of monologues and duologues


apply a broad range of vocal and physical, psychological and emotional skills and techniques to support characterisation, demonstrating an ability to select the appropriate tools from Michael Chekhov Technique to enhance characterisation.


create and perform fully developed imaginative characterisation in a broad range of parts, genres and acting styles, (Chekhov/Stanislavsky/Viewpoints/Suzuki)


creatively engage in staging and self-directing selected audition pieces  


form a view of his/her professional casting potential, and knowledge of potential areas of future employment


present her/himself to potential employers as a skilled, versatile and informed actor.

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 guided through a series of group and individual activities designed

to establish an  actor who can  creatively respond to a given text.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment

Performance evaluation

Repeat Assessments

Students can be assigned an individual repeat project or compelled to re-attend the module.

Indicative Syllabus

Research, selection, preparation and performance of audition material and scenes.

Maintenance and further development of the individual actor's physical, vocal, emotional, psychological and intellectual means through solo, pair and group 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 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Black Box preparation and rehearsal process 10 Weekly 10.00
Practical Black Box performances 0 UNKNOWN 0.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 10.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2009 Body, Voice, Imagination
ISBN 0415461987 ISBN-13 9780415461986

A great actor can bring us to tears without saying a word. What makes the actor great? This title teaches a set of skills so that the actor can be ready to perform at his or her highest level of creativity.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources


URL Resources

moodle page

Other Resources

break away rehearsal space for the students

technical and publicity support for the production

Additional Information