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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.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MUST10002 Acting Skills 1
Semester 1
MUST10001 Dance Skills 1
Semester 1
MUST10004 Music Theatre Contextual Studies
Semester 1
MUST10003 Voice Skills 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: Acting skills - preparation and participation in classes, demonstrating continuous application to given task and progress in learning and engaging with key concepts. Continuous. 45%

Continuous: Movement - preparation and participation in classes, demonstrating continuous application to given task and progress in learning and engaging with key concepts. Continuous. 10%

Formal: Acting skills - performance of a set task. Week 13. 15%

Formal: Movement - performance of a set task. Week 13. 10%

Written: a one page assignment on an aspect of acting technique. Due mid-semester. 10%

Written: comprising a self-assessment of progress based on a journal of classroom experiences, reflection and self-directed study to be submitted. Due week 12. 10%

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorRainer Pollard
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours72 hours
    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

Time commitment details

120 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

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

Last updated: 24 July 2019