East 15 Acting School
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 20 April 2020
Friday 26 June 2020
26 June 2019
Requisites for this module
BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre
This module focuses on acting for camera. It also looks at writing and creating film and explores the differences as well as similarities to theatre.
You will be working with a professional practitioner with a wide experience in film-making including script writing, directing, producing and development. You will be asked to propose ideas for short films. These can be adaptations of scripts you have written originally for theatre as well as original ideas written specifically for this project. Proposals will be selected and taken through a process of development into script writing. It will follow with crewing and casting in collaboration with technical members of staff. The project will culminate in two weeks filming in which you will have the opportunity to experience various roles in filming such as acting in films, writing, directing or crewing.
The final product will be edited as a short film that can be used as a show-reel for students after graduation.
- To create a short film. For use in post-training employment
- To provide experience in acting for camera
- To develop students’ ability to operate as members of a company – as both actors and makers.
- To consolidate learned performance vocabulary and put it into practice in film
- To further develop students’ writing and performing skills
- To analyse and understand expectations of film work
- Expansion of acting skills - stretching and widening your acting abilities
- Textual comprehension - understanding and interpretation of language, plot and characters - in film.
- Skills integration - ability to utilise varied disciplines within the context of film
- Creativity - innovative responses to task and to opportunity
- Ensemble contribution.
- Flexibility and response to change – adaptation to the medium of film
- Commitment - involvement and consistency - as an actor and as a member of the company
- Self-assessment of performance - awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and ability to respond creatively to demand, opportunity and criticism
- Achievement of the aims of the project
No additional information available.
Including number and format of contact hours, e.g. lectures, seminars, classes, practicals:-
- Students work with tutors in group classes, workshops and rehearsals
- Learning also takes place in feedback and group discussion on performances
- Independent study and research
- Verbal formative assessment and tutor feedback is given in group session
- Students receive written summative assessment and tutor comments at the end of the module.
- Students will have some work recorded as a short film
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
East 15 Teaching Staff
No external examiner information available for this module.
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No lecture recording information available for this module.
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