Discipline Skills F

Subject DNCE60049 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 5 hours per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirments 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
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject is for those specialising in Choreography. This subject extends the knowledge and application of dance-based approaches to the development of generative materials for performance creation. Students explore different creative directing/choreographic processes in realising solo and group studies. Idiosyncratic approaches are evaluated along with alternative forms of conceptualising and realising dance. The further development of skills in utilising various modes of artistic material in dance-based performance includes the creation and incorporation of digital for application of the strategies in a range of choreographic practices. audio and visual materials. Contextual seminars provide a basis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • exhibit the ability to develop and apply various strategies in choreographing and directing new artistic work;
  • develop the ability to recognise different directing approaches and inherent roles and responsibilities;
  • develop the ability to adapt and modify recognised structures as appropriate to one's own work;
  • develop the ability to critically analyse and evaluate the development of a piece of work;
  • develop the ability to analyse the structures of performance work and locate one's own work (structures) in national and global fields;
  • develop the ability to work individually and as a team in the creation and organisation of multi-disciplinary work;
  • exhibit the ability to work creatively within different artistic modes;
  • exhibit the ability to communicate ideas and aesthetic values in artistic modes involving movement, sound and moving image.

Quality of advancement as evidenced in practical tasks (55%) (throughout semester); documentation and written reports totalling no more than 2500 words (45%); Hurdle Requirement 80% attendance

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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 the subject students should have developed

  • The ability to create and organise aesthetic material
  • The capacity to respond to unfamiliar problems with a
  • flexible and innovative approach
  • The capacity for critical thinking and evaluation of data
  • The ability to access data and other information from a range of sources
  • The ability to use relevant computer software
Links to further information: http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Performance Creation

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