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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) (B-FAACTING) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

  • Students will develop the cognitive skills necessary to critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise a body of knowledge central to the discourse and practice of Acting.
  • Students will develop practical and technical skills necessary to demonstrate a broad understanding of the Acting profession with depth into areas of Voice and Body Training, Text Analysis and Contemporary Performance across stage and screen.
  • Students will develop communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and sensibilities central to Acting and Performance
  • Students will develop the creative skills necessary to exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems within the discipline of Acting with intellectual independence

Generic skills

Artistic excellence (students should):

  • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional artist/practitioner in the 21 Century
  • have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of artistic practices and scholarship
  • have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
  • reach a high level of achievement in artistic practice, writing, generic research activities, problem- solving and communication
  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies

Knowledge across disciplines (students should):

  • examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a range of disciplines
  • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
  • have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
  • have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment

Leadership in community (students will):

  • initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
  • have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
  • mentor future generations of learners
  • engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs

Cultural diversity (students will):

  • value different cultures and their cultural forms of practice
  • be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
  • have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
  • respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values

Global citizens (students will):

  • understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society
  • accept social and civic responsibilities
  • be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
  • have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics.