|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject introduces acting and performance methodologies to first year students. The foundations are laid for the development of the art of acting and the composition of original material. This subject explores the core principles of performance creation: body, space, action, word, meaning, score, rhythm and repetition through improvisation and task based work. Performers will explore working spontaneously and imaginatively within a theatrical context. This unit is co-delivered to BFA Acting and BFA Theatre students.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Develop a critical awareness of the self in acting and performance processes.
- Demonstrate an ability to work openly and collaborate within an ensemble.
- Demonstrate practical studio learning in the context of acting and performance.
Eligibility and requirements
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
- Practical Assessment - Studio Work: includes development, rehearsal, performance and evaluation of material (4 hours Class Time, 4 Hours Individual Preparation/warm up per week) (2000 word equivalent). Weekly. 50%. (ILO3)
- Practical Assessment - Individual Presentation (800 word equivalent). Week 6. 20%. (ILO1)
- Practical assessment - Assigned tasks in Group Presentations (1200 word equivalent). Week 12. 30%. (ILO2)
- Hurdle requirements: Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinator Leith McPherson Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 48 hours Taught Class Time 48 Hours Independent Preparation/Warm Up Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.