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|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Time Commitment:||Total Time Commitment: Not available|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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 may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:|| |
The students are encouraged to develop their own personal artistic vision through an intensive and practical research project.
The major research project
|Assessment:||The research project requires the design and realisation of one or two (depending on scale of production) set and/or costume designs for a major public performance of dance, drama and/or opera.Where possible, the design will be for a VCA production. In this case, the designs will be realised by the Production Services Division of the VCA and will be integrated into the Production Course of the Drama School. The student may, however, submit a proposal for a production outside the College. The student must then organise the realisation of those designs from their own or another organisation's resources.As part of the project the candidate may request to undertake a related study such as a period of residency with a theatre organisation or a specialised study taken in conjunction with another School of the VCA, Faculty of The University of Melbourne, or similar institution.The other main requirement is a 10-15,000 word commentary, or equivalent, based on the research. The commentary may be presented in one of several forms, such as:Documentation, investigation and assessment of the designs for the public performance project(s); A research paper which complements the designs for the performance project; A research paper investigating aspects of theatre design practice/practitioners related to the performance project; Another form agreed upon by the research supervisor.Modifications to the original proposal may be permitted, as part of the progressive development of the commentary, with the approval of the research supervisor.The boundaries of the project will be agreed between the student and the supervisor.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
At the completion of the course or subject students should be able to:
|Links to further information:||http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/|
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