RTO Australian College of Dramatic Arts No: 3139
VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students. They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. The aim of the course is to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes for training in acting for film and television. The course has been written to create career opportunities for peripheral creative industries. This course is a unique mixture of hands on learning against theory delivered in a different learning environment to VCE. The course structure dictates practical filming lessons alternating against theory lessons.
Course Code and Title
- 22070VIC Certificate II in Acting (Screen) 1st year
- 22072VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen) 2nd year
- Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
- Times: Mondays 4pm – 7pm second year, Wednesday 1.30 – 4.30pm first year
Material requirements: 3 x A4 Binder Notebooks, pens and highlighters. Students are issued with a memory card and a memory card reader with software. This is designed so students can view their progress and undertake self-critique. The card is returned at the end of the course. The software is to be installed on a PC, with MAC computers having the ability to play the footage automatically through iMovie or Quicktime. Students are required to bring the memory card to every filming.
Structured Workplace Learning
The VCAA has determined that work placement is an appropriate and valuable component of all VET programs. It provides the context for:
- Enhancement of skills development
- Practical application of industry knowledge
- Assessment of units of competence, as determined by the RTO
It is often difficult to find suitable work placements in this industry. To overcome this situation the course is planned to provide students with exposure to a work environment through organised industry visits, industry speakers and performers and through involvement in performances such as school productions.
Contribution to the VCE and VCAL
On completion of the program student are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level and a 3 and 4 sequence. Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR as a fifth or sixth subject.
Further information on increment process can be found on the VCAA website: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet/general/recognition/vetcredit.html
Units of Competency
The course focuses on an overview of the film and TV industry, governing bodies, film and TV careers and skills, types of auditions, audition preparation, script knowledge and development and skills and abilities for acting in front of camera.
Unit of Competency Name
|CUFIND201A||Develop and apply creative arts knowledge|
|CUECOR02B||Work with others|
|BSBWOR301A||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|BSBOHS201A||Participate in OHS process|
|CUSMPF04A||Prepare self for performance|
|ICPMM263||Access and use the internet|
|VU20184||Prepare and present self for auditions|
|VU20185||Develop script knowledge and performance skills|
|VU20186||Develop acting techniques|
The focus is on rehearsing and performing scripts, performance in front of camera, screen tests, rehearsing, filming scenes and styles, protocols and knowledge of the film and TV industry and camera technique. Students elect one unit to explore from: make up design, audition and select performers, directing, presenting and media & screen expertise.
Unit of Competency Name
|CUFIND401A||Provide services on a freelance basis|
|CUSGEN02B||Work in a culturally diverse environment|
|CUSGEN04B||Participate in negotiations|
|VU20180||Expand skills for auditions|
|VU20181||Rehearse and perform for camera|
|VU20182||Extend acting techniques|
|VU20183||Write the script|
And one unit from a bank of electives
- Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts
- Diploma Theatre Technology
- Advanced Diploma Stage Craft
- Performing Arts
- Film and Television