1 x 1-hour seminar weekly
1 x 2-hour practical-3 weekly
4 x 3-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
DRAP2011 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

This topic continues to build on skills acquired in previous performance topics, including vocal training, physical training and techniques required for music repertoire. In their acting and directing classes, students consolidate techniques required to perform the contemporary Australian repertoire on stage and screen.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Further 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
  • Provide basic 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 a further developed understanding of performance and directing techniques as they are currently employed within the theatre, television, and film industries
  2. Demonstrate vocal, physical, emotional, and interpretive skills required by professional actors
  3. Demonstrate advanced skills in naturalistic acting as required for proscenium theatre performance
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of basic shot structure for acting for camera
  5. Demonstrate physical improvisational skills and the ability to work creatively and intelligently with their bodies during performance
  6. Demonstrate the vocal skill necessary for performances in proscenium theatres
Demonstrate a further developed understanding of 20th Century music theatre repertoire

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.