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Acting 2 (DRAM10014)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeDRAM10014
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The terminology and process introduced in first semester will be applied to scene work, allowing students to apply their new understanding within and beyond the classroom. The emphasis will be on personal connection to the given circumstances of the character, to the text and with scene partners. Students will also be encouraged to apply these processes to their singing and dancing.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject students will:

• exhibit a working understanding of language and concepts central to the actor’s craft;
• exhibit a developing understanding that imagination, spontaneity and curiosity to develop a sense of play and exploration are essential in all facets of their learning;
• demonstrate a developing ability to apply text process to both spoken and sung work;
• demonstrate a developing ability to work with consistent internal and interpersonal connection;
• understand that full engagement of the self in the work and with others is the essential foundation upon which performance skills are built.

Generic skills

Upon completion of this subject students will:

• exhibit developing knowledge of the key basic components of music theatre performance;
• have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.
• exhibit a developing capacity for self-reflection, analysis and critical thinking.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
DRAM10012 Acting 1
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



Continuous: preparation and participation in classes, demonstrating continuous application (60%)
Formal: based on performance of a set task in week 8 (15%) and on the acting component of the song performed within the end-of-year concert (15%)
Written: self-assessment based on a journal of classroom experiences and self-directed study 250 words (10%)

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorJayde Kirchert
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours34
    Total time commitment120 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Jayde Kirchert


    Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
    Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
    Southbank Campus
    234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Time commitment details

120 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 23 July 2019