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TH1710 - Improvisation and Acting Techniques

Credit points: 03
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

This subject introduces the student to the specifics of acting as a creative art and to the language of acting and provides them with an understanding of some fundamental acting skills. Students will participate in a series of exercises, improvisations and interactions with partners, learning the essential acting skills such as relaxation, attention and concentration, truth and belief. Students will also work with selected texts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the physical properties of texts;
  • Give students an experience of applying the techniques learned towards some performance texts;
  • Give students the basic skills of acting for theatre.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media.


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
    Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (20%); improvisation performance (20%) text performance (20%) (40%); essays (20%); assignments (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.