PERF08048 2019 Acting 6 Audition Show
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.
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
Students can be assigned an individual repeat project or compelled to re-attend the module.
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
|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
|Practical||Black Box||preparation and rehearsal process||10||Weekly||10.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
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.
break away rehearsal space for the students
technical and publicity support for the production