Actor Direction 1

Subject FLTV10004 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

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

18 contact hours plus 30 non-contact hours





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Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Seminars and workshops providing an introduction to the principles and practices of the direction of actors. Students are given the opportunity to direct performance in short scenes in a supervised workshop environment.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to :

  • demonstrate an awareness of acting styles;
  • communicate in oral form;
  • develop skills to direct 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.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • plan and organise work and solve problems
  • lead a team and work collaboratively
  • apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems
  • develop positive self-critical and peer review skills.

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