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ACP103 - Foundations of Acting and Performance

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Yoni Prior





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week and 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


Through practical workshops students will develop the essential skills required for acting and public presentation at a foundation level with specific focus on presence, impulse, energy and imagination. Through the practical application and analysis of two core actor-training methods, particular focus will be placed on questions of the boundaries between self and character, truth and fiction, text and subtext, as well as outside-in versus inside-out methods of constructing a role.


Research essay (Individual), 1600 words, 40%

Performance exercise 1 (Group), 30%

Performance exercise 2 (20% Group mark, 10% Individual mark), 30%

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