Physical Performance 3

Subject DRAM30004 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week all year
Total Time Commitment: 40 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:
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Subject Overview:

This year is consolidation of skill within the framework of performance projects. Classes and tutorials will investigate the specific nature of the actor's physical language in relation to the demands of each performance project.


On completion of this subject students should be able to

  • demonstrate a facility with the movement content introduced to date;
  • warm up appropriately and perform physical tasks intelligently (safely);
  • demonstrate expressive range;
  • demonstrate physical agility;
  • create movement material;
  • determine and meet the style of a performance;
  • work autonomously outside of formal classes and away from teacher guidance.

Assessment is based upon class participation, level of preparation, and the degree to which the stated outcomes have been achieved. Progressive class assessment (30%); application of class work to rehearsal and performance (70%).

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 the completion of this subject, students should have acquired the skills to
• integrate the movement practices experienced to date
• apply critical and reflective modes of thinking;
• interpret and analyse a range of source material and work methodologies;
• practise theoretical concepts and synthesise learned skills by applying them to another context.
• perceptiveness and inventiveness in using a wide range of stimuli to enrich the physical language of their performance work

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