|Short Description:||Foundation Actor Skills|
|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 :||100199 - Performing Arts not elsewhere|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||5 March 2021|
This course introduces students to the fundamental knowledge and processes of three distinct and inter-related aspects of professional theatre practice at a formative level. In the voice classes, students acquire the knowledge and applied processes of safe vocal production, maintenance and growth. The movement classes guide students through a kinaesthetic awareness of physical alignment, spatial orientation and qualities of energy/rhythm/focus. In improvisation classes, students negotiate the fundamental principles of creative collaboration through physical, narrative and scene structures. Combined, these separate foci prepare students for ongoing iterations and levels of collaborative and creative practice in a range of career path practice and applications. Students will complete a series of authentic assessment tasks based on industry practice in performance training linked to real-world industry training experiences. Applied in a supervised work environment. Practice is the laboratory through which reflective analysis is applied and ongoing learning derived.