Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Year Long, Southbank - Taught on campus.
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|Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: 120 horus including private study
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
|Non Allowed Subjects:
|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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CoordinatorMr Martin Dyckhoff, Ms Margot Fenley
ContactStudent and Academic Services, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank Vic 3006 Tel: 9685 9419
|Students work in a creative development format with professional artists-in-residence. Students will participate in short term intensive workshop periods with limited performance outcome (e.g. in-house moved reading) that may range from new musical theatre works, to physical theatre, to avant-garde form, to children’s theatre. The primary skill development is in the possible use of improvisation, cold and/or sight-reading and adaptiveness to new forms and input in service of the writer/composer/choreographer. Whilst students will have an experience of active participation as collaborator/performers, at other times they will be required to become a ‘working audience’, acquiring skills in giving constructive feedback and critical response to work in which they have not been primarily engaged.
|Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
• Understand the role of the actor in a creative development process
• Understand the nature of work in progress and development from the perspective of other creatives (writers, composers, directors, choreographers, animateurs etc)
• Understand dramatic structure through examination of such elements as character journey or arcs, scene structure and dynamics, relationship of dialogue to song/music, dance/movement, writing style, rhythm and the interplay of plot, theme, character, given circumstances, atmosphere, space, dramatic objective etc.
• Utilise skills such as improvisation, sight-reading and cold reading to facilitate creative development processes
• Understand the role of a ‘working audience’ in a creative development process and make constructive contributions in such a role
Continuous: based on participation, interaction and contribution to the development process, including critical analysis forums (50%)
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
|Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
• Demonstrate an appropriate level of skill in the three major skill areas of singing, acting and dance, both individually and in combination.
• Practise their craft with autonomy, confidence, self-awareness and self-motivation.
• Synthesise the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to the various requirements of genre and style in diverse range of Music Theatre practice.
• Transfer their skills to allied areas of performance, whether in theatre, cabaret, new work, concert performance, film and television or commercial dance.
• Demonstrate a high level of professional conduct and incorporate respect, responsibility and support for collaboration as part of their professional practice.
• Employ skills that facilitate contribution to the creation and performance of new work, whether as collaborators or sole practitioners
• Practice a spirit of enquiry and critical evaluation of new forms and the development of Music Theatre and the allied art forms.
• Demonstrate a sense of enquiry about the responsibility of artists to reflect, respond and contribute to cultural and social debate.
• Collaborate with the wider educational and artistic community.
Bachelor of Music Theatre
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