Discipline Skills E

Subject DRAM60005 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 6 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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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Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Email: vcam-info@unimelb.edu.au
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Web: www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au
Subject Overview:

This subject is for students specialsing in Voice Training
This subject consists of two areas, one of which examines the process of teaching through theory and practice, whilst the other examines the actor's process of speaking through theory and practice. It comprises a series of practical workshops and seminar sessions concerned with different aspects of the role of the voice teacher, particularly in relation to the actor and to dramatic text, and with different aspects of the use of the natural voice in a public context. Each student will be apprenticed to a voice lecturer and will pursue a particular line of pedagogy.

Learning Outcomes:
  • begin to articulate a pedagogical philosophy that has at its base the qualities of creativity and experimentation;
  • understand the interconnection between the use of voice and the application of a coherent kineaesthetic language in the training of an actor;
  • demonstrate a practical udnerstanding of the working processes of the actor;
  • demonstate a practical and theoretical understanding of the place of the voice in generating performance from text;
  • exhibit a working knowledge of several key voice skill techniques;
  • develop a productive working method for the process of creative collaboration;
  • exhibit a theoretical and practical understanding of the process of speaking in a public context.
  • quality of work in critical discussions and practical project tasks (55%);
  • short papers totalling no more than 2500 words, reflecting on aspects of the subject (45%) (mid & end of semester);
  • hurdle requirement 80% attendance.
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 completion of the subject students should have developed

  • the ability to create and organise aesthetic material;
  • the ability to use a range of research tools and methodologies;
  • the ability to solve problems;
  • the ability to lead others in the skills of problem solving;
  • the ability to interpret and analyse;
  • the capacity for critical thinking;
  • the ability to work as a leader, showing initiative and openness.
Links to further information: http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/dramacourses/

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