Faculty of Arts


DRAMA 100

Presentation and Performance Skills: Taking the Stage


Description

Theatrical performance requires dynamic presence, effective communication and creative thinking. This course is focused on enhancing oral communication and performance skills through interactive workshops with speakers and performers highlighting the transferable skills of acting in three main areas: public speaking, improvising and group-devised performance.

Learning outcomes

Our course aims are to guide you to:

  • Understand the principles of effective public speaking
  • Improve your confidence in public performance 
  • Develop and demonstrate the vocal and physical skills that underlie effective performance
  • Develop the skills to work effectively in a team
  • Create a dynamic, original presentation 

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Use the vocal and physical skills you have learned to deliver an effective oral presentation
  •  Apply acting techniques to develop stage presence and listening skills
  • Apply improvisation and devising techniques to develop dynamic and creative group presentations

Topics covered

The paper is divided into two key modules:

 

  1. Public speaking  
  2. Devising

 

Both modules include instruction in acting and performance techniques

 

Provisional class limits for 2021: Enrolment is limited to 225 students. First priority: students with a 240 point COMMS specialisation. Second priority: students with a DRAMA major. Third priority: students with a 120 point COMMS major. Fourth priority: all other students.

Assessment

Coursework only

Availability 2021

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Emma Willis

Reading/Texts

Available via Canvas at the beginning of the semester. No purchasing of texts required.

Recommended Reading


Assessment

Coursework

Points

DRAMA 100: 15.0 points

Prerequisites


Corequisites


Restrictions



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