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NM1701 - Acting and Improvisation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

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.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Salisbury
Lecturer: Ms Arminelle Fleming.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: two group devised performances (50%); assignments (30%); workshop tasks (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.