Subject THTR30020 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Year Long, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 06-Nov-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-May-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours
Total Time Commitment:

200 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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Mr Mark Postlethwaite


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

In consultation with relevant staff, students will negotiate a period of attachment (secondment) to a theatre company, film company, dance company or other suitable organisation or professional practitioner. The subject provides the student with an opportunity, within a professional environment, to test and develop skills learnt over Years 1 and 2 of the course while also becoming part of the professional network.

The secondment can be undertaken full time for a specific period or for an equivalent number of hours spread over a longer period. Two secondments making up the required time are preferred but not essential. The secondment should be in a related field to the two modules studied in Production Skills 2A.

Learning Outcomes:

The subject provides the student with an opportunity to test and develop skills learnt over the past two years within a professional environment. It also provides a valuable opportunity to develop professional networks. A written report allows to consider reflection of the secondment experience, including observations of the production practices in relation to their own practice and future career asprations.


Moderated Secondment Supervisors Report 40%
Written Reflective Report of the Secondment Experience (approximately 3,000 words) 40%
Student Verbal Presentation (approximately 10 minutes) 20%

Prescribed 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 this subject students should be able to:

  • contribute to a range of visual/performing arts environments as artistic collabotators and leaders;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
  • critically and creatively engage with topics of cultural signfiicance across communities;
  • understand and appreciate how the visual and performing arts connect with the broader society and contribute to its social and economic development;
  • understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Production

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