Clear Speech and Communication 2

Subject DRAM20021 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

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

120 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Jennifer Innes

Subject Overview:

This subject is designed for students to further develop their fluency skills in spoken Australian English. Practical application of IPA is used to assist further improvement in the articulation of specific speech sounds for Australian English. Students will extend skills in how to use the voice effectively including intonation, stress, and rhythm patterns in conversation, group discussion and presentation settings

Learning Outcomes:

Clear speech and articulation
Fluency in spoken Australian English
Increased spoken vocabulary
Understanding grammatical syntax in conversation, group discussion, and presentation settings
Listening skills
Self confidence in spoken Australian English


Weekly preparation of voice and speech exercises, individual and ensemble practice and active contribution to all classes, workshops and presentation preparation as directed. Assessed throughout the semester. 50%.

Storytelling Assessment: 5% WEEK 3

Describing an Art Work Assessment: 10% WEEK 5

Debate Assessment: 10% WEEK 7

Job Interview Assessment: 15% WEEK 12

Methodology paper (400words) 10% due WEEK 12.

100% punctual and full attendance is expected during the intensive. Less than 80% attendance will result in a fail. Attendance is a hurdle requirement.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have:

  • A practical understanding of the complexities of verbal communication
  • Clear and concise written communication skills
  • Refined listening skills

  • Ability to participate in collaborative learning
  • Engagement of curiosity in learning
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)

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