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THE3021 Acting 3

Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Acting 3
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100103 - Drama and Theatre Studies
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 20 March 2019

Staffing

Examiner: Scott Alderdice

Requisites

Pre-requisite: THE2031 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BCRA or BCAR

Rationale

Students in their final year of preparation for careers as professional actors need to apply their prior learning to a diverse range of texts within intensive practice-led projects resulting in public outcomes. Combined with rigorous processes of critical reflection and assessment these experiences are purposed to develop the students’ methodological skills, conceptual and theoretical understandings and practice to an industry-entry level standard.

Synopsis

Students will rehearse and present a Shakespeare performance work(s) as a part of the annual Shakespeare Festival. This project may involve live performance, touring and video/digital recording work.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. adapt performance work and creative decision-making for different genres, styles and audiences (TLO 3)
  2. effectively communicate their performance to a range of audiences (TLO 4)
  3. apply their prior learning to a diverse range of texts within intensive practice-led projects resulting in public outcomes (TLO 3)
  4. management and organisational skills necessary to work in the live and digital mediums to a standard approaching industry entry level requirements.
  5. demonstrate a growing level of autonomy by working with others to initiate working processes, skills and creative thinking in their field of practice (TLO 5).

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Rehearsal methodologies for dramatic verse and Renaissance Theatre 50.00
2. Professional performance 30.00
3. Psychology case study improvisations 10.00
4. Professional practice and conduct. 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=01&subject1=THE3021)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

Rodenberg, P 2005, Speaking Shakespeare, Methuen, London.
(ISBN 10: 041376270X.)

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 65.00
Practicum 52.00
Private Study 48.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
AUTONOMOUS PRACTICE 100 20 27 Feb 2019 (see note 1)
PERFORMANCE PROJECTS 100 30 27 Feb 2019 (see note 2)
REHEARSAL METHODOLOGIES 100 50 27 Feb 2019 (see note 3)

Notes
  1. Students will be advised of the due dates for this assessment item.
  2. Students will be advised of the due dates for this assessment item.
  3. Students will be advised of the due dates for this assessment item.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.

    External and Online:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    On-campus
    It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination for this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Other requirements

  1. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.