Acting and Performing - ARTS2125

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1; or 24 units of credit and enrolment in a Theatre & Performance Studies extended minor in Arts/Education (4053)

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Theatre and Performance Studies

In this course you will explore theories and practices of acting and performing. You will consider the work of major actor trainers in Western theatre and performance, and how their approaches embody distinct responses to the cultural and political currents of their day. Actor trainers may include Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Brecht, Grotowski, and/or Boal. You will also consider how modernist modes of acting have been challenged and transformed by postmodern performers. The course combines lecture and tutorial teaching with studio-based workshops that develop your skills in acting and performing. It culminates in a group presentation event that showcases a diverse range of approaches to being a performer. This course is part of the Theatre and Performance Studies stream.


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