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NM1702 - Acting Performance Text

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

Students become familiar with the language of acting, experience styles and genres of world text and apply these skills to monologue performance. Students analyse selected Australian contemporary texts and develop vocal, body/spatial awareness utilising Laban, Rodenburg and Meisner methodologies for actor preparation in scenes for performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire a broad understanding of the history, development and fundamental techniques and processes of performance in world text;
  • acquire a broad understanding of Australian plays within a social, political and historical context;
  • ability to present a seminar on selected aspects of the performance text involving researching the production history of the play, and ability to contribute to seminar discussions and interactions;
  • develop a fundamental experience of exploring the physical properties of texts in individual and group scenes.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); presentations (20%); text based performances (30% each) (60%).

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