Discipline Skills D

Subject DRAM60001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, 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: 6 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
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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Subject Overview:

This subject is for students specialising in Actor Training

The subject examines the process of teaching through theory and practice. It comprises a series of practical workshops and seminar sessions concerned with different aspects of the role of the actor trainer/director particularly in relation to the actor and to dramatic text.

Each student will be apprenticed to an acting lecturer and will pursue a particular line of pedagogy. Areas of content include focus upon the various aspects of actor training and pedagogy. There will be ongoing testing of these skills in Scene Laboratories.

  • begin to articulate a pedagogical philosophy that has at its base the qualities of creativity and experimentation;
  • understand how a coherent kinaesthetic language is instrumental for actor training;
  • demonstrate a practical understanding of the working processes of the actor;
  • demonstate a practical and theoretical understanding of ways of generating performance from text;
  • utilise the formal languages of performance as creative tools in training an actor;
  • develop a productive working method for the process of creative collaboration;
  • demonstrate the ability to connect imagery and action
  • quality of work in critical discussions and practical project tasks (55%);
  • short papers totalling no more than 2500 words, reflecting on aspects of the subject (45%) (mid & end of semester);
  • hurdle requirement 80% attendance.
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 completion of the subject sudents should have developed

  • the ability to create and organise aesthetic material;
  • the ability to use a range of research tools and methodologies;
  • the ability to solve problems;
  • the ability to lead others in the skills of problem solving;
  • the ability to interpret and analyse;
  • the capacity for critical thinking;
  • the ability to work as a leader, showing initiative and openness.
Links to further information: http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/dramacourses/
Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation

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