Applied Project A (Directing)

Subject DRAM60026 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours per week for 12 weeks;
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours total time commitment





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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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Subject Overview:

This subject is for students specialising in Directing. Artistic project planning, development and realisation of performance projects, which build upon the materials of composition from Cross Disciplinary Studies and Discipline Skills C. There will be two Projects undertaken in this semester: (1) The direction of a short scene from a theatre text; and (2) Working as an Assistant Director on a full-length production within the Performing Arts school.

  • analyse, research and rehearse for performance a short dramatic text;
  • recognise the power, potential and challenges of different dramatic texts;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the needs of an actor in preparing for performance;
  • utilise the formal languages of performance as creative tools in developing theatrical work;
  • demonstate the ability to integrate, personalise and synthesise artistic materials and structures;
  • utilise a coherent kinaesthetic language within which artistic concepts can be realised;
  • work as support to another director in the realisation of their vision for a text;
  • demonstrate the ability to document, reflect upon and evaluate creative process.

Work on short scene direction (25%), work as an Assistant Director (30%), Written reflection and documentation, totalling no more than 2500 words (45%) (mid, end Semester); Hurdle Requirement 80% attendance

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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 the subject students should have developed;

  • The ability to plan, create and evaluate a small-scale creative art work
  • The ability to work with another artist in an open and constructive way
  • The ability to take full responsibility for ones creative work: fundamental skills in time management, working to a deadline, constructing an overall project timetable and a daily schedule of work.
  • The ability to learn through constructive observation of a master practitioner at work

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation

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