Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Dates & Locations:||This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Southbank.|
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: As required |
Total Time Commitment: Minimum candidature 18 months
|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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ContactStudent and Academic Services, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank Vic 3006 Tel: 9685 9419
The students are encouraged to develop their own personal artistic vision through an intensive and practical research project.
The major research project
The objectives are:
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:
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|
At the completion of the subject students should be able to:
|Links to further information:||http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/|
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