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THT1005 Acting for the Digital Medium

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Pre-requisite: THT1004


Artists working/performing in a broad range of digitally based practical components are required to possess a sound knowledge and concomitant skills of the adaptation of live work processes and outcomes to fulfil the requirements of specific digital workflows and aesthetic adjustments. This course builds on the interpretive skills and knowledge and body/vocal training gained in THT1005 and THT1000, guiding students through a variety of authentic learning experiences wherein they apply those skills to the work environment and aesthetic requirements of digital production and distribution. Digital production includes voice-over work and acting for camera. Students should gain comprehensive fundamental knowledge and skills associated with the work environment and processes and stages of workflow in producing performance outcomes for the digital medium. These contextual knowledges and skills underpin the adaptation of live interpretation and performance skills and provides students with formative knowledge and skills leading towards a capability for independent production.

This course introduces students to vocal skills and techniques for text and spoken work. Students are introduced to a variety of articulatory techniques for enhanced clarity of spoken work. They subsequently negotiate processes for exploring sub textual meaning and kina textual qualities of spoken work prior to application in general voice over tasks in authentic recording environments. The acting classes for this course introduce students to the interpretive principles, approaches and skills for preparing screenplay scenes for performance to camera. In small student-crewed video shoots, participants negotiate the principle skills of acting for camera. The video recording process continues iteratively throughout the semester and is based on students occupying a rostered workflow of rehearsal, recording `shoots', post-production editing and reflective analysis to gain an all-round knowledge of the processual stages involved in producing performance work for digital delivery. Students will complete a series of authentic assessment tasks based on industry practice in digital performance training linked to real-world industry training experiences.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 External
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 22 March 2023