CART11013 - Contemporary Approaches to Acting

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will explore the wide range of established methodologies that inform contemporary acting. This commences with the fundamental contributions of Stanislavski and Brecht (as differences in acting techniques) before moving on to the methodologies of later theorists who have influenced contemporary acting such as Grotowski, Strasberg, and Meisner. You will explore the assumptions about acting underlying each method, explore the development of these methodologies, and apply their approaches in practical tutorials.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Cairns
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Cairns
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 25%
2. Practical Assessment 25%
3. Presentation 10%
4. Performance 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 26.67% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Surveys
Feedback
Student evaluations show students are very happy with the structure of the unit.
Recommendation
Maintain the current structure of the unit.
Action Taken
Unit delivery is 2018 was consistent to the unit design of 2017, and has been reviewed for further improvement of delivery in 2019.
Source: Teaching team
Feedback
It was agreed that contemporary styles could be better delivered across more than one unit.
Recommendation
Units have been reviewed for 2019 delivery to allow more flexibility in delivering contemporary styles across more than one unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback through Moodle.
Feedback
Too much information applied in one term - Brecht Epic Theatre and 19th Century Realism. Each could be a unit of their own.
Recommendation
Units have been reviewed for 2019 delivery to allow more flexibility in delivering contemporary styles across more than one unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the assumptions underlying the major approaches to acting of the twentieth century
  2. Apply some of these techniques in practical demonstrations and exercises
  3. Demonstrate the major approaches to acting in performance.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Presentation
4 - Performance
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Presentation
4 - Performance