Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
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CoordinatorDr Alyson Campbell
This elective subject in semester 2 aims to develop and apply the learning outcomes from Research Methodologies (Semester 1) through a fieldwork research project. Students who take this elective will develop a research question and then shadow an appropriate performance/ practical project within the schools of the VCA-MCM (Music, Music Theatre, Opera, Theatre) or with an outside company or project (e.g. Back to Back Theatre, MTC, Red Stitch). The research proposal and setting up of the fieldwork project will happen in the second half of Semester 1.
This elective subject will give students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of research methods and apply them in a fieldwork setting. Special attention will be given to the ethics and mechanics of methods such as interviewing, observing, analysing texts/contexts of performance, documenting and practices involved in participant-observer positions. This subject further examines the relationship between research and practice within the context of practice led research.
Through a series of group tutorials, key issues and questions relevant to the methods of research within a creative arts context will be addressed. The subject will culminate in a research presentation and a critical essay.
This subject will assist students in identifying and developing a research question and will be a further platform for the independent project in second year.
On completion of this subject students will have:
Nelson, R. (2013) Practice as Research in the Arts: Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Barrett, E and Bolt, B (2007) Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry, London: I.B. Tauris.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
Master of Directing for Performance |
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