The training of an actor is a rigorous, multi-faceted discipline, which seeks to enrich a student’s imagination, kinesthetic awareness and emotional sensitivity.
The BA(Hons) Acting is a performance-based programme offering quality training in all essential elements: acting, voice and movement techniques, through the synthesis of theory and practice. LASALLE aims to graduate thinking, expressive, informed and creative actors, with the ability to work across genres, media and performance cultures.
Through classes, projects, workshops and productions, the programme develops your abilities to work in an ensemble environment and with awareness of your own imaginative resources. The programme prepares actors for careers on stage and screen, as you gain experience through live performances and digitally recorded performance opportunities using professional quality facilities and equipment in the College’s three theatre venues, the film studio and recording studio. The programme often collaborates with other disciplines within LASALLE, including the Puttnam School of Film & Animation and the School of Contemporary Music; and with professional partners particularly in the development of new theatre works. These collaborations offer students a wider perspective on artistic practices across other forms and in the industry. You will participate in a variety of fully-mounted productions directed by both local and international professionals in a range of classic and contemporary works that are innovative, authentic and thought-provoking.
Level 1 considers the relationship between body, voice and mind, and develops physical presence. The unique feature of Level 1 is intensive stylistic workshops in traditional Asian performance forms.
Level 2 reinforces the interdependence of the elements that make up the actor’s processes. You are guided on a personal work method, through continuous engagement with productions.
Level 3 operates as a theatre company, with ensemble members, comprising final year students experiencing a range of roles, styles, genres and disciplines. Your studies integrate practice with theory in a research topic of your choice, which can incorporate practice-based creation and investigation. You refine your art form with a strong focus on your individual strengths.
Career Paths: Actor in Plays, Film, Television and Radio
Related Careers: Performer in Musicals, Events and Multimedia productions, Theatre Director, Writer, Educator