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Acting Skills 2 (MUST10006)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeMUST10006
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

With the acquisition of new acting processes and language, Acting Skills 2 will afford students the opportunity to apply these new skills, with early exploration of text process, as well as in improvisation and movement classes. The focus continues to be on developing the actor’s individual intuitive and imaginative response alongside technical craft skills. Students will be introduced to the principle that these two approaches integrate personal interpretation with the demands of serving the style and substance of story and text to provide performance that is rich in both form and content, with the clear understanding that in theatre, analytical work must have full and free physical and emotional expression to be meaningful.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will be able to:

• consistently work with both internal and interpersonal connection;
• exhibit a working understanding of language and concepts central to the actor’s craft and implement these in practice;
• utilise processes in text work, including explorative, play-based and technical processes specifically, imaginatively and physically;
• exhibit greater freedom, expression and articulation in the body;
• reflect on and describe their experiences of the work;
• offer, receive and utilise constructive critical feedback;
• consistently exhibit an 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: 24 July 2019