Process and Practice

Subject DNCE70003 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

120 Hours





Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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)

Subject Overview:

This subject investigates the inter-relationship of form and content in choreography. You will explore particular approaches to movement and the organisation of choreographed form in furthering a personal approach to dance making.

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this subject students will have:

• ability to determine and sustain a choreographic process;
• awareness of a range of choreographic approaches;
• ability to identify and productively work with a particular choreographic approach;
• ability to conceptualise and realise choreographic work within specific environments;
• ability to shape and interact designed spaces and choreographed form;
• ability to develop performance in specific existing settings/environments;
• ability to explore and manipulate the visual presence of choreographic form;
• capacity to contribute to the realisation of performance through use of various lighting/light sources/appropriate digital technologies.


Realisation of practical studies 70%
Written assignments & reports equivalent to no more than 3000 words 30%

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 completing this subject students will have:

• ability to create and organise aesthetic material;
• capacity for imaginative and transformative processes;
• ability to solve problems;
• capacity to interpret and analyse;
• capacity to communicate in oral and written form and with appropriate digital technologies.

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