2 x 2-hour workshops weekly
4 x 3-hour practicals weekly
1 Admission into GDPCADR-Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts (Drama)
1a Admission into MCADR-Master of Creative Arts (Drama)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Topic description
This topic develops range and skills as performers with a focus on preparing material for auditioning in the industry, for presenting self in a range of ways and forms to the industry.

Note: Contact hours will vary depending on rehearsal and performance schedules. Please contact topic coordinator for timetable details.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • refine the skills necessary for the students' 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 the survival skills necessary for work in a highly competitive industry

  • further develop the conceptual understanding required by directors and actors working within live performance, television, and film
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic acting students will be able to:

  • demonstrate the improvisation, acting and interpretive skills required by professional actors

  • use body awareness, strength, flexibility, alignment and coordination as professional actors would

  • demonstrate the vocal techniques necessary in live and electronic performance as professional actors can

Directing students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an intermediate understanding of the process of presenting a play from selection through to production

  • be able to diagnose what is happening on stage and suggest solutions at an advanced level

  • design a performance at an advanced level

  • analyse texts and perform research to further the work in and on a performance at an advanced level

  • select or write material, storyboard it and shoot a short film with an advanced level understanding of process and skill (optional)