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Acting 2 focuses on extension of skills attained in Acting 1, with the experience of working with challenging texts and extension work in physical performance. Classes in Shakespeare will provide deep technical understanding that will then be given practical application, allowing students to find the freedom and energy of playing within structure. Clear connections will be made between Shakespeare’s text in play and the demands of Music Theatre performance, including active engagement with sound, rhythm, audience/actor relationship, the playing of action and a full and rich approach to character and storytelling. Other text work will focus on understanding style and genre and adapting skills and process to meet the requirements of diverse texts. By the completion of second year students should have developed clear individual processes for autonomous preparation in all acting tasks that are flexible to the needs of a range of projects and styles of direction.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
- 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.
- Work with imagination, spontaneity and curiosity to develop a sense of play and exploration in all facets of their learning.
- Exhibit greater freedom, expression and articulation in the body.
- Consistently work with both internal and interpersonal connection.
- Exhibit a working understanding of language and concepts central to the actor’s craft and apply those concepts to acting, singing and dancing as appropriate.
- Utilise processes in text work, including explorative, play-based and technical processes, specifically, imaginatively and physically.
- Reflect on and describe their experiences of the work.
- Offer, receive and utilise constructive critical feedback.
- Exhibit an ability to work in an ensemble with personal integrity, trust and unconditional respect for the work of others.
Upon completion of this subjects students should 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 practice;
- Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for self-directed learning;
- Recognise and value their uniqueness as an artist whilst developing diversification;
- Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems;
- Demonstrate a high level of professional conduct and incorporate respect, responsibility and support for collaboration as part of their professional practice;
- Synthesise the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to the various requirements of genre and style in diverse range of Music Theatre practice.
Last updated: 3 November 2022