1 x 1-hour seminar weekly
1 x 2-hour practical-2 weekly
4 x 3-hour practical-3s weekly
5 x 1.5-hour practical-1s weekly
Admission into BCADR-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
Practical work.
Topic description

This topic continues to lay the foundations for the performer's physical and vocal techniques and introduces the basic naturalistic acting skills required in theatre and television.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Equip students with the skills necessary for eventual employment as actors and directors in the theatre, television, and film industries
  • Encourage all students to work as both interpretive and conceptual artists
  • Develop a historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of their chosen art-form through enrolment in the first-year drama theory course
  • Provide a basic understanding of vocal, physical, and imaginative techniques that under pin the core performance training offered in the Drama Centre
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of performance and directing techniques as they are currently employed within the theatre, television, and film industries
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the vocal, physical, emotional, and interpretive skills required by professional actors
  3. Demonstrate understanding of thought processes and inner speech techniques that underpin dialogue
  4. Demonstrate spontaneity and improvisation skills
  5. Demonstrate improvement in physical expressive confidence, knowledge and skill (the ability to manipulate space, weight, time and flow)
  6. Control basic vocal functioning for live performance and an introduction to basic singing techniques
  7. Demonstrate deeper understanding of the technical nature of theatre production in particular lighting, sound, and set building