Discipline Skills C

Subject DRAM60024 (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 for 12 weeks;
Total Time Commitment: 120 total time commitment
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:


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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Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Email: vcam-info@unimelb.edu.au
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Web: www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au
Subject Overview: This subject is for students specialising in Directing. A series of practical workshops and seminar sessions concerned with different aspects of the role of the director, particularly in relation to the actor and to dramatic text. Areas of content include Approach To Text, Word and Action, the Poetics of Space, Rhythm in Theatre, Working with the Actor. There will be ongoing testing of these skills in Scene Laboratories
  • begin to articulate a directing philosophy that has at its base the qualities of creativity and experimentation;
  • understand the role of the director within the construct of a theatrical production;
  • discover ways of connecting imaginatively with dramatic texts;
  • demonstrate a practical understanding of the working processes of the actor;
  • demonstrate a practical and theoretical understanding of ways of generating performance from text;
  • understand and display a working knowledge of the principles of mise en scene;
  • utilise the formal languages of performance as creative tools in developing new work;
  • develop a productive working method for the process of creative collaboration;
  • demonstrate the ability to connect imagery and action
Assessment: 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 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 students 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/
Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation

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