Performance Practice 2A

Subject DRAM20016 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours per week - Studio workshops
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


a) Acceptance into the course by talent based audition

b) Successful completion of Level 1 BFA Theatre Practice

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Robert Walton


Robert Walton

Subject Overview:

The focus of this subject is to learn about rehearsal, staging and production processes in a variety of modes, including period drama, adaptation and mediated performance. Students will then create short, collaborative performances drawing on the skills learnt in Acting and Performance Making 2A.


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

  • Work constructively as an individual within an ensemble.
  • Use materials of theatre as central sources in the making of a theatrical performance.
  • Practice using the material elements of theatre within the context of performance
  • Take on a variety of production roles as required by the context
  • Understand the technical and organisational requirements of a small scale theatrical performance
  • Perform in a range of styles and modes of performance.
  • Demonstrate the skills of story telling: making offers, advancing meaning, physical and vocal association

Practical Assignment 1 (Mediated performance task) 5-10 minutes (30%).

Practical Assignment 2 (Contemporary adaptation of period material) 10-15 minutes (30%).

Practical Assignment 3 (Create new group performance using period material as stimulus) 20-30 minutes (40%).

Hurdle requirements

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Prescribed 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 this subject students should have acquired the following skills

  • The capacity for imaginative and transformative activity.
  • The ability to operate technical equipment confidently
  • The ability to manage time effectively
  • The capacity to participate effectively in collaborative learning as a team member whilst respecting individual differences
  • The ability to transfer conceptual thinking into practice.
  • The ability to work confidently in the unknown
  • The ability to analyse written material
  • The ability to adapt and transform material
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice)

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