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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Theatre and Performance


Associate Professor Jane Griffiths



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


The unit builds on the learning begun in ATS1189. Students continue their study of 20th Century actor training, and develop their learning of vocal and physical techniques for character building and theatrical embodiment.


Students successfully completing this Unit will develop:

  1. a strong kinaesthetic approach to centering the body, and to centering the voice and breath in the body through practice and theoretical understanding*
  2. practical skills in opening up the vocal mechanism to the free flow of sound,
  3. a theoretical understanding of the histories and theories of actor training*
  4. an understanding applied theatre in theory and application
  5. a deep engagement with the connection of voice to meaning in working with text
  6. creative and critical reflection upon and articulation of body-based skills and strategies in performance*


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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