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Descriptions & Duties

  • Actors portray characters in motion pictures, television shows, film and stage shows. They need to spend time studying stories, scripts, relationships among the characters and interpret their roles through speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Trade Specific Competencies

Good acting ability

Actors memorise lines, stunts, and cues as directed to perform a role. They may portray the characters by interpreting the feelings and motives of them.

Good performance skills

Actors must be able to carry out acting performance before audience. They must endure regular practice and frequent rehearsal to improve their technique, style, and expression. They also need determination and perseverance to compete for performance opportunities.

General Requirements

Other specific requirements

  • Usually enhance their skills through formal drama education and long-term training

Work Environment

  • Actors perform in the theatre or shoot in studio or outdoor environment. They may encounter unpleasant conditions like hot stage lights, shooting late night or outdoors in bad weather.

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