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NM1702 - Acting Performance Text

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

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.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Ms Arminelle Fleming, Dr David Salisbury.
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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