1 x 1-hour seminar weekly
1 x 3-hour practical-3 weekly
4 x 2-hour practical-2s weekly
6 x 1.5-hour practical-1s weekly
1 Admission into BCADR-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
2 13.5 units of DRAP topics
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
DRAP2010 has been successfully completed
Course context

Class contact hours will vary depending on rehearsal and performance schedules. Please contact topic coordinator for timetable details.

Topic description

In this topic, students will complete their basic vocal and physical training. In their acting and directing classes, students concentrate on techniques required to perform contemporary naturalism on stage and screen and poetic texts.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Build on already acquired 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 an understanding of vocal, physical, and imaginative techniques for performance in naturalistic productions on stage and screen
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the improvisation, acting and interpretive skills required by professional actors at an intermediate level, particularly skills in naturalistic acting live in intimate spaces and in wide shot and close-up work for camera
  2. Use body awareness, strength, flexibility, alignment and coordination in acting situations
  3. Demonstrate the vocal techniques necessary in live and electronic performance at an intermediate level
Directing students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the process of presenting a play from selection through to production
  2. Begin to diagnose what is happening on stage and suggest solutions
  3. Design a performance at a basic level
  4. Research to further the work in and on a performance
  5. Select or write material, storyboard it and shoot a short film (optional)

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.