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Acting - Advanced for Stage & Screen - HND

Course Code(s):  PB PC
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code PB PC
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is a production-led exploration of all aspects of theatre including performance and production. Training is provided in a comprehensive range of acting skills. Students study singing/voice/dance/improvisation/devising/ physical theatre/clowning. Particular emphasis is given to training in classical acting skills. Learners will be expected to perform to live audience every term. Performances take place in local Black Box Pub Theatre and at Mermaid Arts Centre.

What will you Study?

Singing Techniques and Styles
Singing for Musical Theatre
Physical Theatre Performance/Clowning
Popular Entertainment
Movement for the Actor
Development of Acting Skills
Naturalistic Acting
Acting for Camera
Classical Acting
Alternative Approaches to Acting
Creative Arts Research Skills
Historical Context in the Performing Art
Production Management in the Performing Arts
Mask Design and Construction
Theatre Directing
Alternative Approaches to Acting
Applied Contemporary Performance Practice
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