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Subject DNCE70006 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 25
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: 18 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

250 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)

Subject Overview:

The development and presentation of a work in progress and its critical evaluation and discussion with artistic peers. The practical exploration of ideas and concepts for a new work. The development of appropriate work plans, rehearsal processes, methods and resource frameworks.

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this subject students will have:

  • ability to conceptualise and develop new work;
  • capacity to give form to performance concepts;
  • ability to critically evaluate work in progress and respond constructively;
  • ability to contextualise personal artistic practice within relevant fields;
  • ability to articulate strengths and weaknesses in a new work in progress;
  • capacity to develop strategies in response to critical perceptions;
  • ability to manage all aspects of a developmental project including resources.

Presentation of choreographic materials (20 minutes)50%
Project work plan (1000 words) 10%
Creative development presentation (30 minutes) 20%
Written documentation of creative process to no more than 3000 words 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 completing this subject students will have:

• ability to design, create and organise aesthetic material on a closely defined project;
• ability to adopt a flexible approach to problem solving;
• ability to perform and present artistic materials
• application of theory to practice;
• capacity to evaluate and synthesise data and other information within the context of current performance;
• ability to communicate in oral and written form and with appropriate digital technologies

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