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This subject is an intensive introduction to the art of screen acting. In this subject, you will be introduced to a series of practical exercises that allow participants to focus on creating effective on-screen performances, with a focus on the screen test or audition process.
Students will experiment with ‘intention’ through prescribed and self-selected scenes and develop skills in embodying character and working with physical and emotional fluency. Practical insight into dealing with the pressure of the camera’s gaze and learning to work objectively with one’s self image is given. Exercises will focus on the analysis of classic scenes from theatre, film and television.
The subject will provide aspiring actors, directors, cinematographers, writers and artists a practical understanding of the relationship between the body and its performance for camera.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- apply 'acting for camera' techniques;
- identify and analyse material appropriate to the context of filmed performance;
- use skills to work effectively as a collaborator in scene work;
- apply the principles of script analysis to dramatic text;
- articulate the fundamental constituents for the creation of an effective performance for camera;
- critically evaluate an on camera performance.
- Exercise understanding of the complexities underlying verbal communication;
- exhibit lucid verbal and written communication skills and fluency within the student’s own practice and across other disciplines;
- develop a sense of individual perspective;
- articulate basic concepts and ideas within a dramatic;
- utilise effective library research skills, including the development of search strategies to find information from a variety of quality information resources, including online databases, books, journals, internet, and a variety of multimedia-rich resources;
- demonstrate effective time-management skills.
Last updated: 9 September 2021