The first year focuses on an overview of the Film and TV industry, governing bodies, Film and TV knowledge and skills, types of auditions, audition preparation, script knowledge and development, skills and abilities for acting in front of camera. Practical filming lessons alternate between theory lessons.

Industry Interaction: Some industry experience will be integrated into the course through visits/lectures/workshops from industry guest speakers. 

Visits to suitable Film and Television sets are REWRITE

COURSE OUTLINE • Overview and Introduction to the working of the Film and Television Industry • Legislation and governing bodies • Film and Television careers and skills • Types of auditions • Audition preparation • Health, fitness and diet, grooming & make-up • Script knowledge and development • Rehearsing and performing scripts • Performance in front of camera/live audiences • Screen tests • Rehearsing and filming scenes and styles (contemporary and classical) • Acting Techniques (action acting/stunts, improvisation, character development) • Camera techniques and filming styles • Protocols and knowledge of working in the Film and Television industry • Workplace communication, business opportunities, OH&S

Units of Competency (UoC’s)

CUECOR02C – Work With Others

This unit describes the skills and knowledge needed to work harmoniously and effectively with team members, colleagues and others in a work environment. This is a core skill that underpins effective work performance in cultural industries.

BSBWOR301 – Organise Personal Work priorities and Development

This unit helps develop the knowledge and skills necessary to support your own learning and skills development.

CUSOHS301A – Follow Occupational Health and Safety Procedures

This unit describes the skills and knowledge which workplace personnel must have in order to work safely. It covers a range of industry contexts involving a variety of different conditions and hazards.

ICPDMT263 – Access and Use The Internet

This unit covers the advantages of the technological advances in order to promote communication and networking.

CUFIND201A – Develop and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to support own learning and skill development needs in the context of an organisation’s goals and objectives. It is important to realise that you have to be able to work independently in order to achieve homework goals and tasks.

CUSMPF302A–Prepare For Performances

This unit covers the technical and creative skills developed through rehearsal and private practice. It deals with planning and continual performance evaluation, repertoire knowledge and the application of OHS principles.

VU21837–Prepare and Present Self for Auditions

This unit covers the development of practical knowledge of actor preparation for audition and screen test, the development of a warm-up regime (including vocal, physical, intellectual and emotional), knowledge of health, fitness and diet

VU21838–Develop Script Knowledge and Performance Skills

This unit describes the practical knowledge of a wide variety of text and the rehearsing and performing of script aiding the evolution of character and plot.

VU21839–Develop Acting Techniques

This unit describes how to provide the skills necessary to be able to perform in front of camera, to be able to make the transition to screen acting and to be able to work imaginatively and creatively for the effective resolution of an acting role.

Students must attain a ‘C’ (competent) for each unit of competency (UoC) that is a part of the 22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen). There are 9 units of competency during the first year of the course. If less than 9 units are attained a student is awarded a ‘Statement of Attainment’ for the competencies achieved and is not awarded the Certificate III in Acting (Screen).

It is to be noted that UoC’s in Certificate III in Acting (Screen) are delivered and assessed concurrently over the duration of the delivery year. Individual UoC’s may require demonstrated improvement and dedication to work that is assessed as a culmination of records rather than a singular, individual assessment.