Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 6 hours per week (or equivalent) |
Total Time Commitment: 14 hours per week total time commitment
|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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ContactFaculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
|Subject Overview:||Performance Techniques A (Puppetry) addresses knowledge and techniques specific to the discipline. It is practically based, and includes classes in performance skills, technical skills, writing and design. The performance component explores a wide range of puppet styles including rod, shadow, object, string, glove and body puppet. In the technical component, students will focus on technical issues that are particular to puppets and the scenic space around them. Students will study puppet construction which will include the consideration of issues such as weight, size, materials and mechanics |
The writing and design components examine the development of a puppetry script from the initial idea through to its realisation in performance. The students will explore and become familiar with various script development models and the particular role of the writer and the designer within them.
The subject encourages the student to understand and experience the inter-related nature of the various creative elements that comprise puppet theatre as a collaborative art form as well as experience the more traditional solo approach. The subject will examine play-making processes both text based and non-text based. It will encourage the development of an original solo work.
On completion of this subject students should be able to
|Assessment:||Written/practical assignments equivalent to 8,000 word essay (80%); participation (20%). Assignments will be due at regular intervals during the semester|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Links to further information:||http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/|
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