Actor Direction 3

Subject FLTV30005 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours (Semester 1)
Total Time Commitment:

18 contact hours plus 30 non-contact hours

Prerequisites: 759-276 Actor Direction 2
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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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Ms Nicolette Freeman


Student and Academic Services, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank Vic 3006 Tel: 9685 9419
Subject Overview:

On completing this subject students should have an advanced knowledge of working with actors for screen. Classes consist primarily of workshops where students have the opportunity to work with actors on an individual level.


On completion of this subject students shold be able to

  • display an advanced capacity to direct actors for the screen
  • demonstrate effective techniques in breaking down script direction for actors.

Assessment is continuous and based on the following: practical direction exercise(s)(70%); Participation* in workshops and crewing and collaboration on actor direction exercises (30%). *Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss and give/receive feedback and teamwork skills. For this subject there is an 80% attendance hurdle for workshops, classes and lectures.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject the student should be able to:

  • exercise an open attitude to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom
  • effectively communicate in oral and written form
  • confidently plan and organise work and solve problems
  • work effectively in leadership and collaborative modes
  • develop positive self-critical and peer review skills
  • confidently apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Film and Television (VCA)

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