Physical Performance 3

Subject DRAM30004 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Year Long, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week all year
Total Time Commitment: 40 hours

757-214 Physical Performance 2

Corequisites: None
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Ms Marie Dumont


Student and Academic Services, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank Vic 3006 Tel: 9685 9419
Subject Overview:

The focus of the movement course in the third year is consolidation of skill. This will take place within the framework of performance projects. The forms of practice explored in this year (ie. Awareness through Movement sequences, exercises relating to ensemble skills) will be tailored to address any specific themes emerging from individual or group requests. Classes and rehearsals will investigate the specific nature of the physical language now held by the individual actor and the relationship and role of that language within each performance project.


On completion of this subject students should be able to

  • demonstrate an understanding of and facility with the movement content introduced to date;
  • warm up appropriately and perform physical tasks intelligently (safely);
  • demonstrate expressive range;
  • demonstrate physical agility;
  • create movement material;
  • determine and meet the style of a performance;
  • work autonomously outside of formal classes and away from teacher guidance.

Assessment is based upon class participation, level of preparation, and the degree to which the stated outcomes have been achieved. Progressive class assessment (30%); application of class work to rehearsal and performance (70%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On the completion of this subject, students should have acquired the skills to
• integrate the movement practices experienced to date
• apply critical and reflective modes of thinking;
• interpret and analyse a range of source material and work methodologies;
• practise theoretical concepts and synthesise learned skills by applying them to another context.
• perceptiveness and inventiveness in using a wide range of stimuli to enrich the physical language of their performance work
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dramatic Art (VCA)

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