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MQF Level 5 Award in Acting for Film and Television

Course Description

Acting for Film and TV is a one-module course  introducing students into the world of on-screen acting. It applies a range of methodologies to blend film and television acting through the critical foundations of theatre technique. The course accompanies students on a journey from the early stages of approaching auditions to analysing a script and having optimal on-screen presence. Being practice-based and hands-on, it focuses on providing students with a strong foundation of acting in relation to the camera, including movement and voice training, script analysis, characterisation, and improvisation skills. Students will also be guided in keeping a reflective journal of their work to complement and enhance the practice.

The learner will be able to:

a) Develop a practical understanding of the skills required by the on-screen actor (including how energy, focus, engagement, and relationality to cameras can be enhanced through training);

b) Apply a variety of acting approaches to work in front of the camera’;

c) Apply and develop learnt techniques in individual and collective work;

d) Understand the wider ethical and professional dimensions of such practical work.

e) Critically reflect on the practical work and the research conducted (via a reflective journal).

Furthermore the learner will be able to:

a) Undertake autonomous and independent working
practices, exercising initiative and personal responsibility;

b) Work in groups whilst exercising professional
protocol;

c) Reflect and develop creative and personal skills
through writing and practical work;

d) Identify health and safety and ethical issues in
on-screen work and undertake risk assessments of their own practice.

About the lecturer: Mr. Malcolm Galea

Malcolm Galea has been writing, directing and acting for theatre and film since 2003. His awards include the 2012 Francis Ebejer Playwriting Award for Best Children’s Play and the Off-West End Award for Best New Musical in 2011. Apart from a number of roles on local and international films of various budgets, Malcolm wrote the screenplay for 20,000 Reasons.

malcolmgalea.com 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course programme, students will be able to:

  • Develop a practical understanding of the skills required by the on-screen actor (including how energy, focus, engagement, and relationality to cameras can be enhanced through training).
  • Apply a variety of acting approaches to work in front of the camera.
  • Learn and apply a variety of acting approaches.
  • Apply and develop learnt techniques in individual and collective work.
  • Understand the wider ethical and professional dimensions of such practical work.
  • Critically reflect on the practical work and the research conducted (via a reflective journal).
  • Undertake autonomous and independent working practices, exercising initiative and personal responsibility.
  • Work in groups whilst exercising professional protocol.
  • Reflect and develop creative and personal skills through writing and practical work.
  • Identify health and safety and ethical issues in on-screen work and undertake risk assessments of their own practice.

Target Candidates

Candidates aiming to become performing artists, actors in particular.

Actors who would like to brush-up or sharpen their skills for on-screen acting.

 

Course Code Duration Credit Value Next Intake FT/PT
LW/O/01 4 months 6 ECTS March 2022 PT
Contact Hours Placement Hours Self Study Hours Assessment Hours Total Learning Hours
30 15 100 5 150

Mode of Training

Face-to-Face practical lecture

Assessment

Presentation and reflective journal

Awarding Body

Learning Works

Course Structure

Acting for Film and TV is an introductory course into the world of on-screen acting. It applies a range of methodologies to blend film and television acting through the critical foundations of theatre technique. The course accompanies students on a journey from the early stages of approaching auditions to analysing a script and having optimal on-screen presence. Being practice-based and hands-on, it focuses on providing students with a strong foundation of acting in relation to the camera, including movement and voice training, script analysis, characterisation, and improvisation skills. Students will also be guided in keeping a reflective journal of their work to complement and enhance the practice.

 

Course Schedule

Part 1: The Actor and the Camera

Session 1: Introduction to Acting for Film and TV

Session 2: The Relationship between Actor and Camera 1

Session 3: The Relationship between Actor and Camera 2

Session 4: The Relationship with One’s Body and Voice 1

Session 5: The Relationship with One’s Body and Voice 2

 

Part 2: The Actor and the Script

Session 6: Script Analysis

Session 7: Character Work 1

Session 8: Character Work 2

Session 9: Monologue, Duologue and Dialogue 1

Session 10: Monologue, Duologue and Dialogue 2

 

Part 3: The Actor and the Set

Session 11: Approaching Auditions and Casting

Session 12: On-Set Dynamics and Protocol

Session 13: Analysing One’s On-Screen Presence

Session 14: Preparing for Student Presentations

Session 15: Student Presentations

Entry Requirements

Proficiency of C1 or C2 in the English language

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550.00

All applicants must provide a digital copy of the following items, these can be uploaded after payment is complete. This is not required for Webinars:

  • ID Card (both sides) or Passport
  • Recent Photo or selfie
  • Police Conduct (not older than 2 months)
  • Certificates as per eligibility criteria

For further information about any of our courses, contact Ms Christabelle Tabone via email.

You may apply for this course online by clicking on the Apply Now button above. Alternatively, you may request a form from our administration office in Mosta. International candidates who apply need to provide a copy of a valid Visa for Malta (where applicable) and passport with their application.