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Acting Skills 1 (MUST10002)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeMUST10002
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In first year of Acting Skills classes the creative and expressive potential of the actor is explored through the development of imagination, self-awareness, flexibility, connection and play, whilst analytical and craft-based skills are introduced to assist the performer’s development of a full personal process. Movement classes will develop the actor’s awareness of physical expression and potential for transformation. The focus on the self will place the actor at the centre of their work as a performer and potential performance maker and will be balanced against the requirements of working in an ensemble.

The acting skills taught in this module will provide a common language and range of acting process applicable to both music theatre and ‘straight’ theatre performance.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• exhibit a working understanding of language and concepts central to the actor’s craft and implement these in practice;
• 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;
• exhibit greater freedom, expression and articulation in the body;
• understand that full engagement of the self in the work and with others is the essential foundation upon which performance skills are built;
• exhibit a developing ability to reflect on and describe their personal engagement with the work;
• understand to offer, receive and utilise constructive critical feedback and exhibit a developing ability to put this into practice;
• exhibit a developing ability to work in an ensemble with personal integrity, trust and unconditional respect for the work of others;
• gain a sense of autonomy in their artistic process by identifying personal patterns and areas of resistance or difficulty and working positively to overcome them.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• exhibit extensive practical and theoretical understanding of their discipline including acquisition of skill level, discipline, relevant professional knowledge, and ethics appropriate to professional artistic practice;
• be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.;
• recognise and value their uniqueness as an artist whilst developing diversification;
• participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.

Last updated: 3 April 2019