Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Physical Awareness 2329/3299/2425/1/25
Study guide

Physical Awareness 2

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Drama, programme stage 2
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Thielemans Magda
Other teaching staff: Huysman Sylvie, Vanhove Stijn
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


previously registered for Physical Awareness 1.

Short description

In physical awareness, students further explore ways to prepare themselves for a sustainable career. The body is the instrument, not only physically but also artistically.
Physical Awareness 2 consists of two different modules: LAB and Condition
In LAB (Physical Artistic Awareness = 30h), one's own relaxed-supportive posture is further explored and, in addition, the body is discovered as an artistic presence in the theatrical space.
In Condition = 30h, students continue working on strengthening their own bodies under the guidance of a physiotherapist.

Learning outcomes (list)

has a basic understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system
is aware of one's own posture while moving
can stand, move and sit in a neutral supportive posture
Acquires a good basic condition, endurance, strength and suppleness
knows different techniques to relax during and after play
Is aware of the importance of good fitness and posture for playing
can apply the acquired insights and skills during the lesson and tries to take them into his artistic performance
is aware of the importance of mental and physical resilience for a sustainable artistic practice
is aware of the importance of mental and physical resilience for a sustainable artistic practice

Course content

The student is aware of the importance of good physical and mental fitness in building a sustainable career.

The student gains insight and control over:

  • one's own posture and movement
  • the use of space
  • is aware of the importance of physical and mental self-care

The student:

  • possesses practical anatomical knowledge (use of muscles, location of joints, functioning of breathing)
  • has body awareness and fitness
  • recognises non-efficient posture and movement patterns and is able to break them during the lesson
  • uses the insight acquired to strengthen artistic practice

Study material (text): Mandatory

Comfortable sportswear, good running shoes

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis60,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours30,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeSkills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)100,00De aanwezigheid van de student is een vereiste voor dit opleidingsonderdeel. In het geval je gewettigd afwezig bent, dien je zo spoedig mogelijk een attest in via iBamaflex.
Opgelet: een afwezigheidsattest is geen garantie op het slagen voor het opleidingsonderdeel.

Evaluation (text)

The student is continuously assessed on motivation, skills, attitude and evolution during the lessons. Class attendance is compulsory; unauthorised absences are therefore deducted from the final result.

100% skills test hands-on permanent (P)

A grading standard will be used for the permanent assessment component.
The subject group will first give a mark on the evolution process and competences, and this will be recalculated depending on the percentage of absence, according to the rules below:
In case of more than 10% unauthorised absence, the student can get max 18/20;
At more than 20% unauthorised absence, the student can obtain max 16/20;
At a maximum of 30% unauthorised absence, the student can achieve max 14/20;
At more than 30% unauthorised absence, the student can achieve max 12/20;

Student X gets 14/20 and was max30% absent.
X can get max 14/20.
14 : 20 x 14 = 9,8
Student X achieves 10/20 despite good basic competencies.

No second examination opportunity possible.