Performance Project

Subject THTR20017 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

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: 2 hours per week x 8 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

70 hours


Satisfactory completion of the first year, or more, of a degree course delivering subjects in the area of live production or equivalent.



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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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Mr Mark Postlethwaite


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate an ability to collaboratively develop, organise and present a performance within resource constraints in a create and effective manner, using a range of production elements. This should be achieved within the requirements of the defined project brief. Students should also demonstrate the ability to critically analyse and reflect on the collaborative process in the context of peer and self-assessments.


On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate the production values required to serve their concept. They should be able to demonstrate an ability to plan and organise a performance within resource constraints creatively and effectively, using a range of production elements. Students should also demonstrate skills learnt in first year regarding archiving their work to a standard expected. Students should be able to articulate their original idea, the process of creating it and the final product, in a written format in the form of a reflective paper.


Hurdle Assessment: The following list describes hurdle requirements for this project.

  • Attendance & Participation 80% attendance
  • Creative Proposal 200-word creative proposal
  • Budget Breakdown
  • Archive Recording i.e. Documentation Report
  • Risk Management

Graded assessment:
Part A Collaboration Total 40%
Part B Realisation Total 30%
PArt C Documentation Package Total 30%

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate:

  • extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to practising visual/performing artist;
  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
  • work at various levels both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual/performing artistic environments;
  • contribute to a range of visual/performing arts environments as artistic collaborators and leaders.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Production

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