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NM1701 - Acting and Improvisation

[Not offered in 2015]

Credit points:03
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by:College of Arts & Society & Education

Available to all students

Students explore their potential for performance within the specifics of acting as a creative art form and develop a heightened physical and vocal awareness by understanding and applying psychophysical philosophies in a series of performance exercises, improvisations and interactions with partners. Students learn essential acting skills such as relaxation, attention, concentration, truth and belief introduced through Stanislavski methodology. Ensemble groups apply these skills with the techniques of Cicely Berry, Rudolf Laban and Viola Spolin to create physical location performance that scaffold to include mew media technology in performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop and apply fundamental skills in acting; the physical properties of body and voice in improvisation;
  • apply fundamental acting skills towards performance realisation;
  • develop an objective understanding of the performer's personal journey.

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