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FITV12-201: Directing Actors


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.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

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

Enrolment requirements

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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Last withdrawal?08/02/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019