Applied Project B (Actor Training)

Subject DRAM60004 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

July, 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
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours in Semester 2
Prerequisites: DRAM60003 Applied Projects A (Actor Training)
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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. This subject involves the application of composition, planning and management, facilitation and pedagogical skills to the presentation of a teaching program through its conceptual, planning and delivery phases. The program will be undertaken with participants drawn from within the College and/or the wider community. The proposal, which will be developed in consultation with the staff coordinator, must be fully documented by the student through all of its phases, including a detailed written post-program analysis of the working processes.

  • plan, organise and conduct a full training program for actors;
  • learn from constructive feedback from a supervisor in the devleopment of a training program;
  • extend and utilise a working knowledge of the needs of an actor in preparing for performance;
  • demonstrate the ability to document, reflect upon and evaluate the creation and implementation of a curriculum plan;
  • develop the ability to inspire, motivate, communicate and collaborate to construct a process of actor training.
  • planning and realisation of the project (60%);
  • written work and documentation not exceeding 2000 words (40%) (end of semester);
  • hurdle requirement 80% attendance.
Prescribed Texts:


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 students should have developed

  • the application of advanced skills in the teaching of a curriculum;
  • the application of advanced skills in leadership and initiative;
  • the application of advanced skills in time management;
  • the application of skills in group dynamics.
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Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation

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