Details for Performance Skills

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: DRA202
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Performance Skills

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate knowledge of how the voice produces sound;
  2. Demonstrate understanding of technical terms relating to the use of voice in performance;
  3. Present and sustain a defined vocal characterisation in performance demonstrating control of vocal dynamics; pitch, pace, articulation, tone, projection, timing, cues and rhythm;
  4. Present and sustain a defined physical characterisation in performance that demonstrates complexity, belief, control, energy, conviction, clarity and focus;
  5. Present a coherent monologue that uses performance elements to convey an interpretation, establish an actor audience relationship and uses the given performance space;
  6. Evaluation and critique of performances that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of a specific theoretical approach to acting from a Christian worldview and identifies the creative process of experimentation and application of a specific approach to acting.

Subject Content

  • Introduction to acting within a Christian worldview
  • Introduction to Voice
  • Introduction to Sanford Meisner’s approach to acting
  • Freeing the voice
  • Introduction to the viewpoints approach to acting
  • Developing the voice
  • Introduction to Jacques Lecoq and his approach to acting
  • Applying the voice to text; caring for the voice; the vocal warm up
  • Uta Hagen’s approaches to acting
  • Michael Chekov’s approaches to acting
  • Bertolt Brecht’s approaches to acting
  • Viola Spolin’s approaches to acting

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Voice Theory Quiz (20%)
  • Presentation (40%)
  • Acting Performance Essay (40%)