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MICROCREDS: PERFORMING ARTS

SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

Are you an aspiring actress or actor, a budding playwright, or perhaps a seasoned performer seeking a refresher? Refine your performing arts repertoire with a certificate in professional playwriting or acting, guided by award-winning writer and director Mark Beau de Silva.

Discover the fundamentals of acting or scriptwriting as well as inspiring new strategies with our blended learning professional masterclass that incorporate demonstrative lectures and online activities. 

 

COURSES

PROFESSIONAL ACTING MASTERCLASS

SYNOPSIS

Professional Acting Masterclass is an interactive MicroCreds course that is designed for arts enthusiasts or practitioners focusing on the principles of acting for the stage and screen. Participants will be introduced to the main practical knowledge and components of acting, the body, voice, and speech through a hybrid mode of demonstrative lectures and activities which will provide self-paced learning opportunities. They will be able to perform solo and duo pieces while mastering their performance by utilising acting strategies, skills and knowledge for practical work for both, stage and screen. Upon completion of this course, participants will have refined their acting repertoire and be awarded a Professional Certificate in Acting.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrate basic voice and body usage for the stage and screen.
  • Analyse a selected monologue piece to demonstrate understanding of character and text.
  • Convey relevant acting techniques to perform a duo piece.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Mark Beau de Silva has been working in the arts since 1999. His plays have been staged in multiple languages, and staged in Malaysia, South Korea, Russia, Singapore and New York. He is currently a Senior Lecturer with the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Taylors University. He won the BEST WRITING AWARD in the CAMERONIAN ARTS AWARDS 2016, THE MERCEDES CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2017 and 2019, and THE EDGE YOUNG LEADERS AWARD 2019.

PROFESSIONAL PLAYWRITING MASTERCLASS

SYNOPSIS

Professional Playwriting Masterclass is a stimulating MicroCreds course that is designed for budding playwrights and working individuals without prior experience to inculcate the art and craft of script writing for the stage. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of crafting a 10-minute script, focusing on the main components of structure, action, motivation, subtext, conflict, stakes, and the event. This course will engage participants through a hybrid mode with demonstrative lectures and online activities which will be conducted utilising various writing strategies. All coursework produced will be workshopped and showcased online by the participant with guidance from the lecturer via continuous feedback. At the end of this course, participants will master the skills of proposing a story idea and complete a short script in order to be awarded a Professional Certificate in Playwriting.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Mark Beau de Silva has been working in the arts since 1999. His plays have been staged in multiple languages, and staged in Malaysia, South Korea, Russia, Singapore and New York. He is currently a Senior Lecturer with the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Taylors University. He won the BEST WRITING AWARD in the CAMERONIAN ARTS AWARDS 2016, THE MERCEDES CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2017 and 2019, and THE EDGE YOUNG LEADERS AWARD 2019.

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