Course Title: The Actors' Perspective

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: The Actors' Perspective

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2523

City Campus

Undergraduate

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Andrew Harrison

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4350

Course Coordinator Email: andrew.harrison@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 94.02.34

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Actors are an integral part of working within the screen industries and this course will look at the actors’ perspective and needs. You will explore various schools of acting and forms of drama, and learn how actors prepare for roles. You will apply this knowledge in collaborative projects, to contextualise existing scripts for actors.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss various schools of acting and forms of drama
  • identify and describe various modes, strategies and techniques used by performers to develop character
  • explore dramatic and narrative analysis techniques available for use in collaborations with performers
  • contextualise scripts to provide directions for actors.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media and Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/media-and-communication.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.



 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include a range of activities such as in-class activities, assignments and presentations.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment