Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Year Long, Southbank - Taught on campus.
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|Contact Hours: 132 hours
Total Time Commitment:
180 hours : Students are expected to undertake self-directed, individual practice.
|758-132 Acting Studies 1
758-262 Dance Studies 2
758-261 Voice Studies
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
|Non Allowed Subjects:
|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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CoordinatorMr Martin Dyckhoff, Ms Margot Fenley
ContactStudent and Academic Services, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank Vic 3006 Tel: 9685 9419
Acting 2 focuses on extension of skills attained in Acting 1, with the experience of working with challenging texts and extension work in physical performance through continuing movement classes. Classes in Shakespeare will provide deep technical understanding that will then be given practical application, allowing students to find the freedom and energy of playing within structure. Clear connections will be made between Shakespeare’s text in play and the demands of Music Theatre performance, including active engagement with sound, rhythm, audience/actor relationship, the playing of action and a full and rich approach to character and storytelling. Other text work will focus on challenging naturalistic plays as well as an examination of the particular stylistic requirements of Music Theatre texts. Students will be encouraged to combine the work of all other Acting 2 classes in finding active and truthful ways to approach the particular demands of these texts and the size sometimes required in their playing.
|Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
• Gain a sense of autonomy in their artistic process by identifying personal patterns and areas of resistance or difficulty and working positively to overcome them.
• Work with imagination, spontaneity and curiosity to develop a sense of play and exploration in all facets of their learning.
• Exhibit greater freedom, expression and articulation in the body.
• Consistently work with both internal and interpersonal connection.
• Exhibit a working understanding of language and concepts central to the actor’s craft and apply those concepts to acting, singing and dancing as appropriate.
• Utilise processes in text work, including explorative, play-based and technical processes, specifically, imaginatively and physically.
• demonstrate an emerging and practical understanding of the relationship between ‘the actor’ and ‘the singer/dancer’ as a foundation for holistic Music Theatre performance.
• Understand that full engagement of the self in the work and with others is the essential foundation upon which performance skills are built.
• Reflect on and describe their experiences of the work.
• Offer, receive and utilise constructive critical feedback.
• Exhibit an ability to work in an ensemble with personal integrity, trust and unconditional respect for the work of others.
Continuous: preparation and participation in classes, demonstrating continuous progress across during first and second semester (45%)
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
Bachelor of Music Theatre
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