View from the bridge: Navigating an actor training program through university regulatory frameworks


Mark Radvan

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Abstract

Contemporary actor training degrees accredited within Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) based system, must meet Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 7 threshold criteria. These require graduates at this level to have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in one or more disciplines or areas of practice. In terms of skills, they will have well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills that can be applied to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems, and they will be able to transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to others. In terms of application, they will demonstrate autonomy, self-direction, well-developed judgement and responsibility. How can analysis of this regulatory framework stimulate new thinking for conservatoire-based curriculum, and in particular, can we refresh thinking around the theory-practice nexus to enable students to more confidently explore greater autonomy and judgement in preparation to meet the demands and challenges of seeking acting careers in film, television and theatre?

Keywords

AQF; TEQSA; Actor Training Curriculum; Syllabus

To cite this article

Radvan, Mark. “View from the bridge: Navigating an actor training program through university regulatory frameworks.” Fusion Journal, no. 17, 2020, pp. 155-165. https://fusion-journal.com/view-from-the-bridge-navigating-an-actor-training-program-through-university-regulatory-frameworks/

First published online: April 2020

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