Concepts and Creativity 3 (Theatre)

Subject DRAM30016 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 14-Jun-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week (36 hours total) – seminar
Total Time Commitment:

120 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
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


Mr Robert Walton

Subject Overview:

This module is designed to enable the student to demonstrate their skills as an autonomous actor by realising a piece of Performance as Research (PaR). Over the course of the semester the student will negotiate a PaR focus related to the projects running in co-requisite subjects. They will then develop a research methodology and conduct an experimental enquiry that will be presented in a lecture demonstration and written essay.

Learning Outcomes:

• To encourage the development of the independent and autonomous learner/practitioner.

• To provide an opportunity for the student to demonstrate the capacity to formulate and communicate evidence-based arguments.

• To develop the student’s problem solving abilities.

• To introduce Performance/Practice as Research methodologies.

• To provide an opportunity for the student to critically evaluate professional practice.


Student presentation on individual ‘performance as research’ area (Duration: 10 minutes). Mid Semester. 50%

Reflective essay (2000 words equivalent). End semester. 50%

Prescribed Texts:

A full reading list relevant to the specific project and guest director’s work will be provided at the commencement of the project with the subject briefing paper.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

• Select an area of research appropriate to your interest and vocational orientation.

• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the chosen area of research verbally and in writing.

• Relate skills, knowledge and understanding to your performance practice.

• Deploy the knowledge, skills and understanding gained in the Programme to the specific demands of the PaR context.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice)

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