Group Devised-Demonstration Program

Subject DNCE40003 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

2 hours per week plus up to 15 hours studio time additional to contact hours with supervisor





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Core Participation Requirements:

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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:

Students will undertake the development of a public demonstration program including the exploration and selection of appropriate materials and methods; rehearsal of material chosen; and the management of resources necessary to achieve a cohesive public demonstration. These will include:

  • a prepared address;
  • three or four short group works, making up approximately 15 minutes of dances devised and performed by the students in the group;
  • a studio workshop program devised to introduce some of the practical aspects of dance making to non-trained people.
Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the subject students will be able to

  • devise and research a program for public presentation to introduce an audience to dance as a performance art;
  • conduct a practical demonstration of a program in public to introduce people to dance as a performance art.
  • Assessment by supervisor(s) of the student's contributions to the process of devising performance works (40%)
  • Assessment by supervisor(s) of the student in performance situation (40%)
  • A paper of 1000 words summarising the process and evaluating the outcomes of the subject (20%)
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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 this subject students should have acquired the following:

  • the ability to move within aesthetic domains;
  • the capacity for imagination and transformation;
  • the ability to create and organise aesthetic material;
  • the ability to perform;
  • the ability for collaborative learning;
  • the capacity for teamwork;
  • the ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dance (Degree with Honours)

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