Introduction to Acting Theory, Methods and Practice, and Development From Self to Character
East 15 Acting School
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
01 July 2019
Requisites for this module
BA W411 Acting,
BA W83A Acting (International),
BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre
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.
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
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
- Application of research to practice
- Textual comprehension
- Creative repetition
No additional information available.
- 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
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Continuous Assessment 2
||Continuous Assessment 3
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Gerry McAlpine and staff
East 15 Acting School
Loughton, IG10 3RY
No external examiner information available for this module.
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