EA111-4-FY-CO:
Introduction to Acting Theory, Methods and Practice, and Development From Self to Character

The details
2019/20
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
15
01 July 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA W411 Acting,
BA W83A Acting (International),
BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre

Module description

This first year acting module provides an initial training in acting theory, method and practice based on the uniqueness of the individual and the ability to change, adapt, extend, perceive, accept and reject. Students move through self-study to look outside themselves, approaching firstly improvised situations and then scripted text in imaginative and collaborative ways. By the end of the course you will know how to start work on a play and will have begun collaborative text work. You will be able to begin to create a character from a text and to start the process of creating the world of the play.

Module aims

To provide students with opportunities to learn:
- The ground rules of the art of acting
- How to improvise truthfully
- Sight-reading skills
- Play reading
- Objective self-assessment
- How to create a character
- The importance of the ensemble
- To study people in practical, real-life situations
- To observe and understand aspects of human development
- To develop an appreciation of the complexity of human nature

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to demonstrate:
- Professional potential: range, focus, presence
- Commitment: energy, positive attitude, personal contribution
- Creative Inventiveness: fresh responses, spontaneity in a range of experiences
- Flexibility & Sensitivity to Change: responsiveness to others and to direction
- Ensemble Acting: adaptability, generosity, awareness of relationships
- Objective self-assessment: awareness of own strengths and weaknesses as an actor, ability to accept
criticism and act upon it
- Research Skills: in-depth interviews, objective observation, selection of appropriate material, accurate
documentation
- Application of research to practice
- Textual comprehension
- Creative repetition

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

- Students work with tutors in group practical classes. - Learning also takes place in workshops and rehearsals. - Oral formative assessment from/with a panel of tutors At the end of the first and third terms - Written formative assessment and tutor feedback report at the end of the first and third terms - Improvisation and group discussion

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Practical Continuous Assessment
Practical Continuous Assessment 2
Practical Continuous Assessment 3

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Gerry McAlpine and staff
East 15 Acting School Hatfields Campus Rectory Lane Loughton, IG10 3RY

 

Availability
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
East 15 Acting School

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