|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 two-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||Offered as breadth with prerequisites: completion of first year studies in Music or Drama. A quota may apply.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorProfessor John Griffiths/Helga M Hill
|Subject Overview:|| |
Students undertaking this subject will be introduced to the history of Gesture from its formal beginnings in Classical Antiquity to its rediscovery by renaissance scholars and subsequent use in 17th- and 18th-century European theatre and society. Gesture, as revealed in classical sculpture and European art (1600–1800), will be part of this study. Considerable attention will be given to Gesture techniques and their practical application to present-day performances of sung or spoken works from any period. The course will include lectures, practical work and a master class.
On completion of this subject students should have gained:
|Assessment:||20-minute practical examination in the application of gesture techniques to two selected works to be performed at the end of semester (50%); 1500-word written assignment due at the end of semester (20%); participation in classes throughout the semester (20%). Gesture in European Art portfolio to be submitted at the end of semester (10%)|
|Prescribed Texts:||A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Melbourne University Bookshop before the start of semester.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject students should have acquired: |
Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Music |
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music (Performance)
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching
Diploma in Music (Practical)
Diploma in Music (Practical)
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