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THE2031 Acting 2

Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Acting 2
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
ASCED code : 100103 - Drama and Theatre Studies
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 21 July 2021

Staffing

Examiner: Marcus Oborn

Requisites

Pre-requisite: THE2011 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BCRA or BCAR

Rationale

Students preparing for careers as professional actors need to apply their developing skills and methodologies across a range of styles and genres purposed for either the live or digital performance environments.

Synopsis

This course involves students in the rehearsal and performance of a range of Australian plays and screenplays. Material from the plays is performed for the live environment. Material from the screenplays is performed for the digital environment.

Objectives

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

  1. apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realise theatrical performance work (TLO 3);
  2. work independently and collaboratively to implement practice and advanced rehearsal techniques and processes (TLO 5);
  3. employ cognitive and creative skills to identify, analyse and devise solutions to performance problems (TLO 2);
  4. critically examine the practice, languages, forms, materials techniques and technologies in the development and performance of creative work (TLO 1).

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Advanced rehearsal techniques and processes 20.00
2. Independent practice techniques 20.00
3. Acting for camera 20.00
4. Acting for stage 20.00
5. Professional conduct 20.00

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=2021&sem=02&subject1=THE2031)

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

Morris, E 1981, Being and Doing, Spelling Publications, Los Angeles.
Tucker, P 2015, Secrets of screen acting, 3rd edn, Routledge, New York.

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.
Raising the Curtain (2013), [DVD], Australia: SBS.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 52.00
Independent Study 113.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
PERFORMANCE PROJECT A 100 40 14 Jul 2021 (see note 1)
PERFORMANCE PROJECT B 100 40 14 Jul 2021 (see note 2)
REHEARSAL METHODOLOGIES 100 20 14 Jul 2021 (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:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.

  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

  2. In view of the Objectives and the development of skills that they entail, students are strongly advised to attend all classes. Failure to do so may result in an eventual Fail grade as it may prove impossible to complete the assessment tasks central to this course. Depending upon the reasons for inadequate performance of assessment tasks, additional make-up work may be set if students are able to substantiate frequent absences or absences of more than two consecutive classes via a medical certificate.

Date printed 21 July 2021