DRAMA 100G Taking the Stage: Presentation and Performance

DRAMA 100G | Open Schedule | Semester Two 2017 | City Campus | 15 points

Description

Taking the Stage: Performance and Presentation Skills

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 centred on three main areas: public speaking, improvising and group-devised performance.

Learning Outcomes

Our course aims are:

  • To enhance your appreciation of effective public speaking 
  • To improve your confidence in public performance
  • To develop your understanding of vocal and physical skills that underlie effective performance 
  • To provide you with the skills to work effectively in a team
  • To develop your potential to make dynamic creative presentations

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

1. Use the vocal and physical skills you have learned to deliver an effective oral presentation

2. Apply acting techniques to develop stage presence and listening skills

3. Apply improvisation and devising techniques to develop dynamic and creative group presentations

4. Apply ideas and approaches learned in the course to deliver an effective oral presentation that incorporates dynamic audiovisual elements

Topics Covered

  • Making your voice heard and commanding attention
  • Understanding audience impact
  • Acting
  • Creative listening
  • Group creation
  • Shaping a story
  • Creating successful presentations using auviovisual elements

Assessment

There is no exam for this course. 
 
The coursework consists of: 
 
  • Rhetorical Analysis of a speech 10%
  • Two minute speech 10%
  • Performance of a dramatic scene 20%
  • Group-devised scene 30%
  • Recorded audio and slide presentation 20%