Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Year Long, Southbank - Taught on campus.
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|Contact Hours: 6 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours
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|Core Participation Requirements:
|For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorMs Marie Dumont
ContactStudent and Academic Services, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank Vic 3006 Tel: 9685 9419
This foundation year aims at awakening more deeply the actor's sensitivity and performance potential through heightening their physical awareness. The playground provided is designed to encourage a sensate learning, ignite the student's curiosity and stimulate their impulse to "play". Fundamental to first year is the actors' capacity to work from a grounded centre. The qualities of strength, flexibility, coordination and stamina are regarded as vital in preparing the actors' physical availability. A strong sense of alignment, flow and release are necessary to allow vocal freedom. Awareness through Movement classes (Feldenkrais method) aim at presenting more physical choices to actors and enhancing their quality of movement. The students become available to physical patterns other than habitual tendencies, which often limit their range of expression. Students will also experience movement practices drawn from the work of Monika Pagneux. These practices enliven the performer and lead them to discover the essential components of the objectives outlined above. They encompass an exploration of sensorial perception, rhythmical play, physical improvisation, chorus work and ensemble skills.
On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate
Assessment is based upon class participation, level of preparation, the degree to which the stated outcomes have been achieved, and the ability to process and integrate the material into performance work. Assessment is progressive throughout the year.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following skills
Bachelor of Dramatic Art (VCA)
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