Directing Actors

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Directing Actors

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Radio/Television/Film, Theater

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject explores the actor/director relationship. It introduces students to the approaches and practices of working with actors to rehearse and achieve screen performances. Furthermore, it seeks to demystify how actors approach their work, the language they use to discuss their work, and the theoretical models developed over the past century, such as Stanislavski, Brecht, Method, and British, upon which many actors build their performance techniques.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Analyse a script from an actor and director's point-of-view for the character, objectives, subtext, units of actions etc, hidden within
    2. Communicate with trained actors in a performance language that is familiar to them
    3. Approach the rehearsal and staging of filmic scenes in collaborative manner that encourages creative input from the actors
    4. Apply theoretical approaches to developing screen performance
    5. Work with actors in a collaborative manner during casting sessions, and screen tests

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.