SCREEN + SOUND PERFORMANCE

MSS2PER

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The work that actors do on screen has had little attention in film studies. In this subject students will  look at a wide range of screen performances, from Hollywood to French  New Wave, CGI films and music videos.  Lectures will use film clips to introduce key concepts, and students will explore the concepts in creative exercises, using video cameras, mobile screens, and the sound studio. In Week 1 of the Winter Intensive students will look at acting styles in comedy, melodrama, horror and musicals; they will explore the effect of the star system on screen acting, and they will do a written analysis of  a star performance of a public figure. In Week 2 of the Winter Intensive students will explore voice-acting in animation and CGI films; they will also explore Kirby's acting spectrum and Labans' basic efforts by  devising a live performance incorporating a music video and small screens. Students will develop group creative projects for the final assessment and presentation. No prior performance or production experience is required. This subject is a core for Creative Arts students and it is open to students from any degree or major.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFelicity Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Capacity to characterise and compare different types of screen and sound performance and apply key concepts to star performances in selected films.

Activities:
Analysing a range of screen and sound performances, applying concepts from lectures and readings. Essay on a selected sceen and sound performance demonstrating grasp of relevant concepts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Ability to collaborate in small groups to devise creative solutions to conceptual problems in screen and sound performance.

Activities:
Workshop exercises in small groups exploring key concepts covered in lectures. Devising creative ways to explore issues such as voice-acting, Computer Generated Performances and genre-specific styles of acting.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Capacity to contribute independent research to the development of a creative project. Ability to respond to group presentations and participate in evaluation of group projects.

Activities:
Contribute to a group project requiring research and development, presentation, class feedback and evaluation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFelicity Collins

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 27 - 28
Six 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Need good Audio-Visual and breakout spac PLEASE TIMETABLE winter intensive Week 27: Mon-Wed 10am-4pm Week 28: Mon-Tues 10am-4pm Session 6 will be for presentation and evaluati"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500-word Essay analysing a star performace by applying key concepts from lectures and reading40 01
participation in 5 workshop exercises equivalent to 750 words, worth 5% eachStudents will be required to present and discuss their creative exercises in 4 creative workshops, and to respond to questions from the class.20 02
one 1500 word equivalent group presentation of a creative project, including written report.Students will be required to respond to group presentations in class, as well as present their group project and write an individual report.40 03